Today Maggie and I spent a lovely (quiet) time making creatures out of pine-cones and random bits found outside. This is a project we do every once in a while, and first read about in Nature's Art Box, a wonderful book Tomas and I found on Amazon a several years back. I wish we'd taken pictures of our past creations, as there have been some wonderful ones -- birds, crocodiles, hedge-hogs, and reindeer.
All you need is a dinner/craft table strewn with bits and pieces dropped from trees, and some glue -- we opt for the hot glue guns, though they do require a bit more adult supervision than our typical projects.
This has got to be one of the most satisfying art projects out there.