I found a few fun crafts to do with The Younger while she’s out of school the next few days, so I figured I’d post a them throughout the week.

This is a great one I found at Preschool Daze called P is for (Snowy) Pinecones . I happened to have all the materials on hand (including the pinecones that have been sitting outside in a bag for many, many months), so it was a no-brainer to do this one first.

This activity was fun for The Younger, and it also got her imagination running with what else she could do with the pinecones (like making a bed for one of them, making a family, etc.). It was also interesting to watch her work and see how far she’s come with regard to small motor skills!

We didn’t even need the glue for the original plan. All we did was pull apart the cotton balls (easier to work with) and use a tooth pick to push the pieces into the pinecone far enough so it wouldn’t fall out.

Here’s the finished product:

And here is the “Pinecone Family.” We added the glue to some of them by painting some school glue on the edges of the pinecone and shaking glitter on them. That was a nice touch ;-)