Weather that we "hoped" would be below the freezing mark, encouraged the making of this with my Katie. She loves to touch anything and everything, so hands on projects like this suit her well. I saved a bit of the greenery from our Christmas tree, as I've had this in mind for a week or so.
There really were very few berries to be found, but I think we did claim enough to make it stand out a little. And, Katie getting to use a knife, (even if it was a butterknife!)~ well, let's say that makes her feel very grown up.
Of course, getting a taste of the juicy oranges really was a treat. We stopped for a snack mid-project. Even a few of the other children had to beg for some orange from us, as they really were perfect.
Of course, after we hung it on the branch when it was all done, the sun was shining brightly.
Drip-drip. Uh, oh.
Yes, the beauty was gone in a matter of a couple of hours.
The memory of our time together, will last for always.
My inspiration for this craft, was found in this wonderful book by Amanda Blake Soule.