The cones themselves are very attractive materialin view of which from it and get no less handsome and interesting crafts. Their creation is quite within the power of even children, but without the help of adults they, at first, can not do. Thanks to such activities with natural material, the kid will feel the closeness of nature, which will independently prompt him ideas for creativity. It has long been noticed that when working with cones, the child develops fantasy more actively and in the usual cone he already sees a mouse, a fir or a hedgehog, in the root - an old-timbler, in a branch - a deer's horns or a bent heron's foot. What is important to know in the manufacture of "shish"crafts? To begin with, you should consider in more detail the process of making crafts made of cones. In order for you to get something really interesting, try to see in an ordinary cone some image. Its implementation in practice is not without the connection of several elements (cones, shells, acorns, etc.). To this end, get a glue (PVA or quick-drying), thread, awl, needle, plasticine and scissors. Naturally, you need to understand that not everything should be trusted by the baby. Charge him the most basic operations, and leave the more difficult moment behind him. The safest and easiest way to connectelements of crafts with each other is plasticine, although it can hardly be called the most aesthetic. It is preferable to use it when making glazes, beaks and other small elements. The connection is conveniently carried out usingtoothpicks, but before that, it is obligatory in the elements of hard materials to make an awl with holes, into which toothpicks are inserted and for more strong fixation they are filled with glue. Do not be surprised if after a while the toothpicks fall off. This is due to the drying of acorns and cones. Also, you can connect the details in a hand-made cone with a quick-drying glue. This is done simply and quickly: the glue areas of the gluing area were spread on two parts and immediately pressed against each other. Despite the simplicity and aesthetics of this method, its use by children should be minimized. This is due to the harmful vapors that it emits. Another option of bonding the details of the crafts -thread and needle, however their use is justified only with soft materials: berries, bark and foliage. For a baby, using a needle thread involves not only significant difficulties, but also the danger of injury. In addition to all, fruits and peas with the passage of time dry and decrease, and the foliage is showered. So, we will summarize: There are several ways to fix details of crafts, and each of them has a number of advantages and disadvantages. The choice, as usual, is yours. At the same time, we remind that nobody forbids to invent their own variants of fastening elements. Let us now proceed directly to the creation of hand-made articles, and the first will be called "sheep". The trunk at us will serve as an unclosed cone, and the head will be an acorn with a hat. Eyes mold using plasticine, and draw a marker with a marker. Using clay, attach the head of the sheep to thebumps. With the same material, acorn claws (without hats) are attached to the cone-shaped body, and the ears are made of shell from pistachios. The second article also refers to the world of animals and is called "cockerel". The body and head are fastened with clay. Paws are made from acorns (without hats). In them, with the help of an awl, holes are drilled and short branches are inserted. This is all fixed using glue. On clay, the beak-lion (half) and scallop are attached to the head. The paws are fixed to the trunk. The beard is cut from the dried leaf of red color and fastened to the glue between the scales of the cone. This concludes our cockerel. Thus, we have acquainted you with simple and, at the same time, interesting handicrafts made of cones for children. We hope that they will be useful to you and will help you to spend more happy moments with your children.