Pinecone Leaf Bats

Don’t you love when proof of your efforts comes back to you in a positive way? My five-year-old son, William, surprised me with the greatest little nature craft the other day.

After gathering supplies on a trail walk with Daddy, he came up with this idea completely on his own. When I said “this is SO cool, I think we need to write a blog about it” he practically jumped for joy.

Boy Holding Pinecone Leaf Bat

Here are the instructions from William:  First, you go out and look for a pinecone and then find a maple leaf. Use tape to wrap the top middle point of the leaf around the pinecone and secure the tape to the leaf’s stem. Then “write a smile on it” and there is your bat! So simple, so sweet, I love it (the bat and the boy).

Pinecone Leaf Bat creation
Bat craft made from pinecone and leaf

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