fall craft for kids: painted acorns

September 29, 2010

I mentioned last week that we are trying to get into the fall spirit, but it's still 90 degrees and the acorns are....
...still GREEN! But still, we snagged a few from the giant oak tree in the park and took them home.
I saw this idea in Better Homes and Gardens. We dipped the acorns in paint and let them dry.
Then we hot-glued string to them and hung them from a branch.
It did NOT turn out as pretty as the picture in the magazine, but it was really fun. Juliet could have dipped acorns all day long.

One of our very favorite fall books that features a lot of acorns is Earl the Squirrel by Don Freeman
Earl the Squirrel

Don Freeman is a big favorite of mine--for more information about his other books you can read my Don Freeman Favorites post.

Do you have a favorite acorn book or Don Freeman book to share?

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Ticia said...

Ooohhhhh, we could so do this with the huge number of acorns we get here every year.

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

That would be so fun for my kids!

Raising a Happy Child said...

I think it looks gorgeous - what a great idea!

Silver Rose said...

What a cute idea! Things never look like they do in the magazines, do they? But that doesn't mean they aren't just as fun, if not more so!


CK said...

Wow! This is awesome! You have the best ideas to do with kids! We have a ton of acorns, I think I might do this project as well.

CK said...

Hey! I made this art project and linked you up! Unfotunately, the acorns we have around here are shaped a little bit differently and I couldn't figure out how to tie them on like yours. Oh well, the kids still had a blast painting!

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