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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pinecone Christmas Trees

Here's another fun holiday craft for you to get creative with! We went for a walk and collected pine cones and gumballs one day (gumball craft coming soon). That in itself was a great activity and the girls had fun just exploring and digging around looking for them. The next day I got out tons of supplies...you pretty much can't go wrong. Green paint, glitter, glitter glue, puff balls, cotton (for snow), sequins, etc.
I used some small plastic containers, filled some w/ glue, some w/ paint, and passed out paintbrushes, cotton swabs, and Popsicle sticks to paint and decorate with. I showed them how to pull the cotton to make it look like snow (which neither were interested in). Again, you'll see I contained the mess with my lunch trays from Oriental Trading. I love those things. :) Once they dry I'll tie some ribbon to the top and hang them on the tree as ornaments!
Have fun!!

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