We often walk to our post office and lately, we've been collecting pine cones along the way. Today, my daughter and I painted them. She loves painting. At three-and-a-half, she happily spent over an hour and a half working on them if that tells you how much she enjoys it.
I really had a lot of fun as well. The best part, however, was spending quality time with my little girl who is getting big way too fast.
I'm not sure what we're going to do with these pine cones yet. For now, they are sitting on a paper towel on the counter drying, looking cheerful, and reminding me of my daughter's equally bright smile. :-)