First day home on Thanksgiving break. My husband was home and the plan was to escape and have a me day, however, Mother Nature had other plans. Isn’t she a mother? How could she do this, the weather cold and wet. This mommy is not into cold and wet. Plan B sweats, watch my NOLES, mess with hubby while he
watches sleeps football and craft with my girls.
NOLES won, hubby rested and since it was cold and wet, we made snow. During our walks the girls and I have been collecting pinecones and acorns. Today we completed step one of our pinecone winter forest. This is sucha a simple project. You have to try it.
You’ll need: Pinecones (collected from walks or bought), glue, brushes, baby food jars and glitter. It was so easy I actually left the girls and didn’t
monitor hover. I use to be very picky about how they do their crafts, not anymore. Yes, they wasted used a lot more glitter and glue than I would have normally allowed, but it didn’t matter. They enjoyed themselves and in this case more snow (glitter and glue) the better.
- Prep pine cones: clean and heat in oven to all bugs that may have setup home.
- Prep craft area: cover tables get materials.
- I hot glued the pinecones on baby food jars.
- Girls painted and added glitter.
- Set aside and let dry.
That’s it! If I can do it I know you can. It’s a great simple activity for little ones. They can’t mess it up, even if they are a little heavy with the glue. The girls didn’t fight once, they had fun and I was still able to relax. Plan B isn’t always the second best thing you can do, sometimes it’s exactly what you need to do. Living the way God intended, time with family.