Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pine cone critters

Tater's class had a Fall Festival party, so I thought it would be fun to make some pine cone critters. The boys and I collected the pine cones in our neighborhood. I supplemented my craft supply stash with a run to Michael's. I made several different examples to help inspire the kids: (clockwise from top left) turkeys - using pipe cleaners or feathers, an owl, spider, and mouse. Most of the kids chose one of these to do, but some created their own. Tater made a bee. It was a good activity, since the project was more open-ended, 3 dimensional and required trial and error manipulation of materials.