10 great things you and your kids can do with pine cones
I LOVE pinecones!
I don't know what it is about them but I can't go by one without picking it up. My mom is the same way. She passed her love down to me and now I have passed it down to my kids. On every hike we go on, my son gathers them up for me. "Here, Mom." No explanation is needed! Basketfulls are all over our house. My teenage daughter recently told me she is cutting me off!
Not surprisingly, our kids pick up on what we love and it helps form who they are.
Food for Thought: What do you love? What are you passing on?
Not only are pinecones cute, pretty, and FREE, they are very versatile. Here are 10 lessons and crafts you can do with pinecones with a variety of ages.
1. Teach sizes and relationships
3. Make a Bird Feeder
4. Christmas Trees
5. Pinecone Crown and Wand
6. Pinecone Pineapple
7. Pinecone Zinnias
8. Pinecone Spiders
9. Pinecone Firestarters
There are so many variations of these out there that I had to share more than one! You may know from my previous post, Playing With Fire, how much I value time around the fire. These would make great gifts!This project definitely requires some adult assistance but I think the result is worth it.
10. Frosted Pinecones
For more ideas check out my Pinecone Crafts board on Pinterest
So, next time you see a pinecone, don't pass it up! Nature's little gems are just waiting for you to put them to good use!
Hi! I'm Ann - mother of seven, grandmother of two and occupational therapist. My mission is to provide the support families need to raise thriving children and to help you build a family environment that supports healthy development and a pathway to success.
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