I just tried pinecone weaving with Daniel and it was a ton of fun! It's a simple, fun winter activity that's perfect for little hands. I think it's great as a step before finger knitting or sewing too.
All you need is some yarn and a few pinecones! Then the little ones wrap and weave the yarn onto the pinecone. We used some cotton, some regular wool and some handspun wool yarn for different natural textures. So fun, and such a great result! And...no mess. Unlike another craft we know.