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It was a hot afternoon. The temperature is soaring at a 105 degrees F. Big S comes running in from the backyard. “Mommy when will it start to snow? I want to make snow angels”

Big S loves the snow… she’s a snow bunny ! Living in Missouri has its perks you know? No No really! Looking into my treasure pile, I found some pine cones and some old cotton balls . Perfect ! Here’s what we decided to do… Let it snow , let it snow , let it snow !

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  1. Pine cones
  2. Cotton balls
  3. Glue

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Big S : Are we gonna make snow mommy? I love snow…

( She meant real snow though. She wasn’t too happy about the cotton ball snow theory , but the glue was too hard to pass on. So she decided to give it a try )

This is what we did

If you don’t have cotton balls, it makes it even more fun for the kids to make balls from cotton.

Make small balls of cotton and let the kids put glue on the cone layers and stick the cotton to it ! Its that easy.

Put them in a pot or small cups with mud to make individual ‘snowy pinecone trees’ as Big S calls it !

 

 

 

Make extras, let them dry and you can store them in a container for another craft. A pinecone wreath for the winter. Will post the pictures soon on that one.

Now did you notice our “drying rack” ??? Did you also notice the color cones??? Well it just kept getting better…

Well, we made enough snowy cones and now Big S couldn’t resist temptation anymore.

Big S : Mommy I want to paint !

Me: Leave the cones to dry and get your coloring book !

Big S : No mom ! I want to paint the cones. I want to paint all the brown thing’es .. what are they? Are they leaves ???

Me: They are called scales !

Well, Big S was right ! Its so much fun to paint a pinecone. She gets to use all her colors in one place onto one thing ! It was all her idea. You know that proud momma feelin’ … oh boy I was full of it J !

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  1. Pinecones
  2. Paint
  3. Brush

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Let their creative juices flow !

Well, that was on hot afternoon that deserved some good snow crafts !

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