Cole can paint pine ones for Xmas tree ornaments! Scissors and Spice: Scissors Craft: Pinecone Decoration Ideas for Christmas. And how to use up your pine cones and entertain kids at the same time - kids love paint!
paper plate stencils> pencil control- This idea is much easier for crayons or pencils. I think my girls will feel more confident about doing stenciling with the paper plates verses the small plastic stencils they have used in the past.