Age: Preschool and up
Time: An afternoon
Type of activity: Nature Arts and Crafts
Spend a fall afternoon outside getting fresh air and plenty of pinecones for this project!
· 1/2 cup Water
· 1/2 cup Glue
· Cinnamon, cloves, or other spices
· Mixing bowl and spoon
· Plastic bowl (one for each spice)
· Small basket or decorative bowl
What to do:
Step One: Take a walk with your child to collect an assortment of pinecones.
Step Two: Lay newspapers over the entire work area.
Step Three: Mix a half cup of glue with a half cup of water together in the mixing bowl.
Step Four: Put each spice into its plastic bowl.
Step Five: Using the paintbrush, coat an entire pinecone with a layer of the glue mixture.
Step Six: Now, roll the pinecone in one, two, or three different spices. Make sure to cover the entire pinecone.
Step Seven: Repeat steps Five and Six for each potpourri pinecone you want to make.
Step Eight: Set the pinecones aside to dry for several hours.
Display your pinecones in a small basket or decorative bowl, and they'll keep your house smelling sweet!
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