Happy December! Many of us get very excited about decking the halls for the holidays. Including our children in the process can make the season even more magical. I've found that decorating with bits from outside feels very satisfying to ALL of us. We have an abundance of pine cones. Look at what is 5 feet from my back door!
We are anxiously awaiting our first real snow. So this year, I handed out paint brushes and white paint along with bunches of pine cones. It's slightly messy, but very fun work, to create your own snow covered cones!
Try sprinkling on a little coarse salt or sugar, (glitter would have gone over well, too!) while the paint is still wet. This little swag is very simple for a child to participate in. Our snowflake puncher works like a charm with a vintage road atlas.
- The Crafty Crow has just begun their annual December Book &Activity Advent. We did it last year and it's fantastic!
-The author of one of my favorite children's books has an interview/give-away on the Artful Parent
-There is a lovely (grown up) snowy pine cone craft on Crafty Crow today, too!
-Our favorite red and white twine (thicker than standard baker's) is still available right here.
Wishing you all a simple and beautiful start to your holiday season!