I live in Colorado. It’s November. And we have no snow. What’s a girl to do? Make some fake snow decorations and hope for the best.
The kids had a great time making these glitter pinecones, and they were an easy craft that took about half an hour to complete. A fun project for a Sunday afternoon, and a little indoor snow to hold us over until the real thing hits (I know…I need to be very careful what I wish for!)
What You Need:
-pinecones (we got ours at WalMart, but you can find them at craft stores as well)
-fine, white glitter
-white school glue (Elmer’s, or Tacky Glue)
-container like a baking pan or tupperware bowl to work in (to keep the glue from going everywhere)
Holding your pinecone upright, paint all the leaves (are those things leaves? They look like leaves, but no one can tell me what they’re actually called) with glue.
When your pinecone is covered to your satisfaction, hold it over your container and shake glitter everywhere you put the glue.
The glitter will collect in your container, so you can roll the pinecone in that when you’re done shaking on the glitter, to make sure it’s nice and covered. Give your pinecone a good shake when you’re done, to remove excess glitter, and let dry.
So many ideas for decorating with these! You can use them as fillers in bowls, or display them on your mantle, or just prop them up here and there around the house. My kids have some in their windowsills, where they can watch the sun hit the glitter and make it sparkle. Or you can screw a small eye hook in the bottom, and hang them from a chandelier or curtain rod.
And now that I’m in a holiday spirit — we have a giveaway! A Festive Holiday Hop and Gift Guide Giveaway, to be more exact. We did this last year, with several prize packages…but this year we’re doing one, giant prize worth more than $1500 for one lucky winner.
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and check out the awesome holiday posts from other bloggers here:
Ten Tips for a Joy Filled and Stress Free Holiday with Your Family from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
The Ultimate Guide to Having Kind Kids This Christmas from Bits of Positivity
Christmas Sensory Play Ideas from Adventures of Adam
Gingerbread Play Dough from The Gingerbread House
Glitter Pinecones from Peace But Not Quiet
10 Exciting Toys To Encourage Learning for 3-4 Year Old Kids from Play Dough and Popsicles
Christmas Crafts for Toddlers from Kidz Activities
DIY Hot Chocolate Kit from Taking Care of Monkey Business
Gifts Kids Can Make from Simply Vicki
Christmas Yoga from Kids Yoga Stories
Gifts That Last All Year from Local Busy Bees
10 Idea for Festive Table Decoration from La Cité des Vents
Christmas Tree Decoration and Card from Castle View Academy
Book-Toy Gift Sets for Preschoolers from P is for Preschooler
DIY Gift: Science Kit for Kids! from Preschool Powol Packets
Christmas Poems to Color from Are We There Yet?
5 Things to Make For a Christmas Stocking from Peakle Pie
The Frugal Family Gift that Keeps On Giving from Kimie Pruessner Photography
Christmas Hand and Foot Print Crafts from Play & Learn Everyday
20 Non-Candy Stocking Stuffers for Boys and Girls from Non Toy Gifts
10 Silly Gifts For Your Kids this Christmas from Witty Hoots
Mom’s Holiday Wish List (Give This List to Your Husband) from The Realistic Mama
5 Awesome Ways to Completely Revamp Your Home This Holiday Season from Tidbits of Experience
I’m going to spend a good amount of time today checking them all out — there are some great ideas here!
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