15 Bright and Breezy Pineapple Crafts for Kids
These juicy pineapple crafts are perfect to refresh yourself this summer! Get ready with all your craft supplies to make toys, decor and more!
Isn’t it amazing how a change in weather changes every aspect of our lives? As soon as summer sets in, we change our wardrobe, our skincare and of course, our diet. We move from heavy soups to light summer salads, and from hearty meals to fruit platters. If you ask me what my favorite summer fruit is, it’s got to be pineapple!
Pineapples may seem quite common, but it takes a whole pineapple plant to produce one fruit, and that happens only once in a season. The plant itself takes almost 3 years to mature, and can produce fruit for up to 50 years. Yes, pineapples are quite special fruits!
Since we’re craving a lot of the juicy fruit right now, why don’t we satisfy it with some cute and colorful pineapple crafts for kids? With International Pineapple Day coming up on 27th June, we think it’s perfect timing too, don’t you?
15 Bright and Breezy Pineapple Crafts for Kids
1. Lacing Pineapple Craft
Peeling and cutting a pineapple is no joke, as anyone who’s tried will tell you! While that’s a good exercise for adults, we have a more child-friendly version for the little ones to practice their motor skills – a lacing pineapple from Kids Craft Room!
2. DIY Pineapple Planter Art
This idea of using an aloe vera planter as a pineapple is just genius! The leaves of the aloe plant make the perfect crown for your pineapple planter, and it’s so easy to paint any pot yellow!
3. DIY Pineapple Treat Boxes
These pineapple treat boxes from Persia Lou are perfect as party favors for a tropical theme party. I think I’d like to have a themed party just so that I can make these cute little boxes!
4. Painted Geometric Pineapple Sign
Most of the pineapple crafts here are suitable for young kids, but this project from Made in a Day is a lovely weekend DIY for older kids or teens who want to give their room a summer makeover. Yes, pineapples are yellow and green, but the beauty of this project is that you can customize in any color to match your room decor!
5. Paper Pineapple Garland
Lady and the Blog has more ideas for a tropical party – a cute pineapple banner! We love the glitter crowns that add a festive touch, but you could also make them plain and use them as room decor – they’d look great on a bookshelf!
6. Pineapple Party Hats
More party ideas for your party from Studio DIY, in the form of some adorable little party hats! They’ve got both watermelon and pineapple versions, and we love them both!
7. Pineapple Fingerprint Art
This craft from Easy Peasy and Fun is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who’ll enjoy the feeling of paint on their hands! You can either turn the final result into wall art or a greeting card for grandparents or aunts and uncles.
8. Paper Pineapple Craft
If you’d like to try something a little more 3 dimensional, this craft from One Little Project will be the perfect choice! You can also use kids’ handprints for the pineapple crown to personalize it a little more.
9. Button Pineapple Frame
If you’re redoing your room and want to give it a complete summer overhaul, here’s a fun idea; take your plain old photo frame and give it a pineapple makeover with buttons and craft paper! This is also a good way to use up your yellow buttons or embellishments stash. Get more details over at Glued to My Crafts.
10. Pineapple Corner Bookmark
We know you’ve got of fun reads planned up for your summer reading, and Red Ted Art has got just the thing to make sure you don’t lose your place – a cute pineapple bookmark! Honestly, this looks so cheerful you’ll be more than happy to open up your book!
11. Mason Jar Pineapple Craft
If you’ve got a friend or family member who’s celebrating a birthday this summer, Yesterday on Tuesday has a fun idea for a DIY gift. Dress up a plain jar as a pineapple with paint, and fill it with treats and trinkets like jewelry, bag charms, stationery and the birthday girl or boy’s favorite candy.
12. DIY Pineapple Pinata
This list of pineapple crafts is turning into a list of pineapple party ideas, and we have a cool DIY pinata from Studio DIY that’s just perfect! It’s pretty easy to make and you can make it as big or as small as you like.
13. DIY Pineapple Favor Bags
If you’d like a large bag for putting in your party favors, check out this DIY pineapple favor bags from The House that Lars Built. All you need are plain brown paper bags and they’ll end up looking far better than any store bought treat bags!
14. Pasta Handprint Pineapple Craft
Doesn’t this little guy from Kids Craft Room look super fun and quirky? If you’ve got pasta that’s going bad, you can try this out instead of simply throwing it out. Any shape of pasta will do; it’ll only make your pineapple look more fun and unique!
15. Pineapple Night Lights
If you need a night light that won’t clash with the cool summer theme you have going on in your room, try making your own with this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. Make multiple pineapples using jars of different sizes to create a lovely ethereal glow in your room – sweet dreams guaranteed!
I’m sure these pineapple crafts are making you wish for a plate of fruit or a pina colada right now! If you’ve got someone’s birthday coming up, you could make it a summer pineapple theme one, and serve up lots of pineapple treats! You can be sure that everyone’s going to love it!