The first wave of snow has started to fall all across America in the last week or two. That means hot cocoa, snow angels, and best of all: pinecone crafts! Grab some pinecones from under the nearest pine tree for an evening of crafting with our favorite conifer seed.
• Peanut Butter
• Bird Seed
• Multicolored paper
Start by typing a rope to the tip of the pine cone. Then let the kids spread peanut butter all over the pinecone and roll it in birdseed. Now just hang it from a tree and watch the birds go at it.
Tie pinecones to a rope with decorated ribbon. Next let the kids decorate with glue and glitter. After it dries, hang the garland up on the mantle for a winter shimmer.
Cut your paper to represent a turkey chest/head (the shape of a bowling pin), feathers, eyes, a beak, and a wattle. Let the kiddos glue the turkey parts on and use the little guy as a centerpiece for the kids table at Thanksgiving.
Reference: Whitney adapted these projects she used to do as a child, courtesy of her mother, into fun projects for nannies and au pairs to do with kids. Don't forget to check out Whitney's personal blog at http://thenaptimenook.com/