Cole can paint pine ones for Xmas tree ornaments! Scissors and Spice: Scissors Craft: Pinecone Decoration Ideas for Christmas. And how to use up your pine cones and entertain kids at the same time - kids love paint!
Hazelnuts glued together (using a lit to get an even circle) The result is a christmastree-ornament in the form of a wreath! ~I~ You could use chestnuts - and instead of glue - use needle and sisal-string.