|I'm goin' on a cone hunt!|
|Collecting some pine-tones|
|Some of our haul. The number changed often, due to gathering and dumping variables.|
Hmmm, what to do with the pine-tones? There are a lot of crafts we could do, but I was trying to think of something that included materials we already had (ie, we had PB for birdfeeders, but no bird seed...next time). I read somewhere that it was fun to use the pinecones as a painting tool...so we gave that a try...
|Trying to roll the pine-tones|
It was a litle tricky to dip and roll the pincones because of their shape. I think longer, skinnier, squishier ones would have been better. But alas, ours were cute and stumpy and pretty stiff! So, we settled on painting the actual pinecones. That was fun!
|The more successful painting of the pine-tones|
Then we needed something to jazz them up. I didn't have any glitter, but we did have some very fancy glittery shamrock stickers from Grandma, so we let the paint dry, and made a cute little St. Patty's day decoration!
|Stickering the pine-tones|
|Getting our St. Patty's Day celebrations started!|