Hopefully you have gathered your cones and are ready for an easy kid friendly craft.
I have a copy of the Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts Kids Can Make from '87, and the boys wanted to use the place card craft found in the Thanksgiving Table section. Mine came from a family friend but they also have it at Amazon.
On to the craft...
1.) We took our cones outside, spray painted them, and used spray craft adhesive to add glitter.
2.) While they dried, we went inside and worked on our name cards. I had some pretty cardstock, so we kept it simple and used the fancy-schmancy sisscors on the edges. The boys wrote the names of family members that are expected for our Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner.
(I'm especially proud of my youngest- he'll be 5 in December- and how well he wrote names)
3.) When you're setting the table, just slip the name card into the pine cones for an Earthy, harvest decoration.
In case you were wondering, THIS is what happens when you combine all this with three boys. LOL
Of course when they are not being used for place cards, the pine cones look great just in a basket.
***Options: You can use letter stickers for the names, and if course you can decorate the card stock anyway you like... beads, glitter, yarn, bric-a-brac, etc
HEADS UP FOR LATER: WE WILL BE USING MULTICOLOR CORN FOR SOME MORE THANKSGIVING PROJECTS