My children brought home some lovely pine cones after we had visited a park recently. We decided immediately that these would come in handy for some crafts!
For this craft all we did was use some normal craft paint and painted them all lovely bright colours! The photo shows my 6 year old having fun painting one of the pine cones. Once they were painted we allowed them to dry which actually didn't take very long. Young children will have so much fun doing this.
Once painted you can use these as a lovely decoration, maybe on a nice plate or in a bowl on a table. For older children or adults you could also try spray painting pine cones to make a lovely decoration.