The 4th graders at Elijah's school are tasked with making NC inspired ornaments for the school trees. Extra points are give for those who us NC products or things made/grown in NC. Forgive me for not always having the best attitude about these things but I wanted an easy solution to this problem so we got plastic ornaments for less then a dollar a piece and wandered all around the pond beside our house picking up bits of this and that. We found tine pine cones, all sorts of seeds, leaves, pine straw, and all sorts of other bits. Not only were they easy but the looked pretty.