Our girls love walking around the neighborhood with a basket to pick up acorns and leaves. The other day we collected pine cones for a simple holiday decorating project.
First came a little washing and air drying to remove the mud. Then a copious brushing with diluted Elmer's glue, good messy kid fun! Dump on some fine glitter in colors of your choice (I really like white or silver glitter for a snow dusted look) and leave them out to dry. Hang them on the tree with ribbon or arrange them in bowls. Fast and easy kid-friendly crafting.