I've seen this activity on Pinterest, so we tried it with the pinecones found in our front yard. Our pinecones are small, but you get the idea. The change I made from the Pin on Pinterest is that we didn't glue the pom-poms. This way he can keep redecorating over and over. I give this activity a B+ because it's cute, cheap, and a way to go outside in the fall crisp weather. He had more fun throwing the balls around, however.