One thing I remember from Christmas when I was little is the painted pine cones Dad made. I would have liked to do something like this with Cakes however I had two glitches a lack of pine cones (I found one in our art storage) and I am too cheap to allow her to use the amount of paint needed to dip pine cones. We decided we could place pom poms onto the cone to decorate it. This activity was such a perfect art and craft activity as there was no mess and after Christmas if Cakes feels the need she can remove the pom poms to reuse again. Cakes involved Dolly in the process and taught her all the different colours and helped her sort them by colour and then size. There was lots of counting and discussion about what colour each person in her life's favourite colour is.