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Potpourri Pinecones

by Christine Dvornik

In this activity, your child will make a homemade air freshener that will remind you of fantastic fall days.

Age: Preschool and up
Time: An afternoon
Type of activity: Nature Arts and Crafts

Spend a fall afternoon outside getting fresh air and plenty of pinecones for this project!

Materials needed:
· Pinecones
· 1/2 cup Water
· 1/2 cup Glue
· Cinnamon, cloves, or other spices
· Paintbrush
· Mixing bowl and spoon
· Plastic bowl (one for each spice)
· Small basket or decorative bowl

What to do:

Step One: Take a walk with your child to collect an assortment of pinecones.

Step Two: Lay newspapers over the entire work area.

Step Three: Mix a half cup of glue with a half cup of water together in the mixing bowl.

Step Four: Put each spice into its plastic bowl.

Step Five: Using the paintbrush, coat an entire pinecone with a layer of the glue mixture.

Step Six: Now, roll the pinecone in one, two, or three different spices. Make sure to cover the entire pinecone.

Step Seven: Repeat steps Five and Six for each potpourri pinecone you want to make.

Step Eight: Set the pinecones aside to dry for several hours.

Display your pinecones in a small basket or decorative bowl, and they'll keep your house smelling sweet!

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