Okay, so I promised to give you a second idea about what to do with all those fun things you find on your fall nature hike; well I'm having a little difficulty with it. I decided, I will let you know what it is, then, maybe you will have more luck than I.
About a million years ago when I was in Girl Scouts, we went on a fall hike and collected lots of things like nuts, pine cones, sugar cones(those spiky balls that fall from trees)--lots of three dimensional type objects.
We then made a centerpiece out of the objects. We were given a cardboard ring, about 6 inches in diameter with a circle cut out of the middle. Then we used lots of glue to glue the items to the cardboard ring. We presented it to our moms and they loved them. A candle was placed in the middle and it looked great. My mom kept mine year after year and it was always on the table at Thanksgiving.
My problem is first I can't seem to find enough items to fill the ring. Secondly, I was going to glue what I had--mostly acorns--and then I would show you the picture. The glue wasn't holding too well. A hot glue gun works good, but I'm always hesitant to use one around preschoolers.
So I know this article was probably pretty useless, but I wanted to let you know that I really did have an idea, but I can't seem to pull it off for preschoolers. To all you wonderfully talented creative people out there any ideas?