August 24, 2011

Pine Cone Animals

Pine Cone Triceratops

My kids went to the science museum today and made these great pine cone animal sculptures. What a wonderful way to use found items for art! If you've read my blog before, you know I am interested in fine motor skills activities for older children. Well, holding a glue gun with one hand and attaching all of these little parts with the other is wonderful exercise for the small muscles of the hand. As with all of the best exercises, I'm sure making these cute pine cone animals didn't feel like exercise at all!

Pine Cone Dogs
Check out the acorn birds' nests the kids made the same day.

Question: What fun crafts do you have in mind for the fall?


  1. Now THOSE are pretty AWESOME!!! I love them! The triceratops is well TOPS! Brilliant!

    Thank you for linking to Kids Get Crafty!


  2. Glad you like the triceratops. My son was pretty proud of that one.

  3. Love it. Thanks for sharing