Craft ideas with acorns?

Autumn has really hit here.

The leaves are falling off the trees, as you walk along they drop onto your head. And with the leaves falling, come a blanket of acorns.

Gemma LOVES acorns. We have bucketfuls of them. She is collecting them ‘for the squirrels’. Now, as lovely as this is, there are only so many acorns a squirrel can eat, and so we have an abundance of them. They are gorgeous, I can see why Gemma collects them – there are so many different colours from green and yellow to chestnut and a deep conker brown.

So here is my question for you – what can we do with these acorns? We would love to make something with them – but what?

Would love to hear your ideas – and if we give any of them a go, I shall post the results on here! 


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. October 21, 2013 / 4:47 pm

    That is an impressive collection of acorns! Off the top of my head I would probably have fun painting them different colours or glue them down on some card that has an autumnal outline. Thanks for linking up to Country Kids and I hope that plenty of people come up with some suggestions for Gemma.

  2. October 22, 2013 / 9:40 am

    I definitely want to see a full acorn community 😉

  3. October 22, 2013 / 9:50 am

    That’s a fair few acorns! I back the acorn community idea! #LetKidsBeKids

  4. October 22, 2013 / 1:50 pm

    We love acorns too. We drew faces on them to make acorn people.
    You could Make pictures with them?
    Hope you think of some ideas and maybe post them,so we can all have a go 🙂
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

  5. October 22, 2013 / 7:28 pm

    how about drilling holes through them and threading them on a string for acorn necklaces/bracelets? or use them like dry pasta and make a 3d picture with them… you could glitter them up or draw on them? wish i had some acorns now lol!

  6. October 25, 2013 / 4:20 am

    Lovely collections of acorns. Would love to see what you do with them all

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