Trying to get two small children immersed in the spirit of the season can be tough. It involves lots of music, lights, walking, crayons, wrapping paper and bows. When you add crafting components it can get loud and messy. That’s alright though–we had a ton of fun! Karissa kept saying, “It’s pretty, mommy,” as she poured it through her fingers over the pinecone. Fun fact: everyone was 85 percent less frustrated than usual. That’s a win for me! Heads up, my one year old did nothing except eat glue and chew on the brush, so that could be in your future.
Pinecones (we used three)
Paintbrushes or sponges
Festive colored glitter (we mixed green and silver, and red and gold)
1. Brush glue over the outside of the pinecone.
2. Pour glitter over the pinecone.
3. Set aside and allow to dry.
4. Tie a ribbon to hang.