Crisp leaves, apple cider and trips to the pumpkin patch are some of my favorite fall things. We love to find different activities to help welcome the fall season in our house and this adorable acorn craft was the perfect activity to welcome fall this year.
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Good news for those who like to keep things simple, this craft is perfect for you. The adorable acorn craft takes minimal supplies and prep time. It is simple for younger children and you can add variations to make it interesting for older kids as well (see the tips and variations section later in this post). It is a perfect way to welcome the autumn season.
- Free acorn template (link for the digital file is towards the end of this post)
- Colors/paint/markers/construction paper
- Glue sticks
How To Create Your Adorable Acorn
- Print off acorn template from link below, print enough so everyone gets their own acorn to design
- Allow your child to color or paint the acorn any way they would like. You could also have them glue on construction paper squares as pictured above.
- Use scissors to cut out the acorn and eyes
- Glue the eyes on the acorn
- Create the acorn’s mouth towards the bottom of the acorn
- Hang your child’s adorable finished product for all to see!
Tips & Variations For This Craft
The best part of the craft is you an keep it as simple as you would like or find ways to add to the craft to make it a little more complex. I love this simple fall craft, for those of you who like to add a little extra punch to things here are some fun ideas. 🙂
- It is fun to have the kids draw checker lines on the acorn cap (the top of the acorn) to give it a more natural look
- You could let your child glue their acorn onto a piece of construction paper and create a scene around it of fall leaves
- Cut out small squares of brown construction paper and allow your child to glue these onto the acorn outline, this could be a good challenge for older kids
- Create multiple acorns or have a whole class create them and create an acorn wreath with them
- Another cute idea would be to allow the child to color the bottom of the acorn and then glue pom poms to the top of it. If you choose to do this I would be sure to print the craft on card stock as the pom poms will make the page heavier.
- If you are painting on them I always recommend printing on a piece of card stock to avoid the edges curling in
Easy Ways To Add In Additional Learning Activities
- There are a lot of great books out there that are fall themed, a few of my favorite include Berenstain Bears Harvest Festival and It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse. I love reading these first to get everyone excited for the fall season.
- You could easily do a fall book about an oak tree, Treemendous: Diary of a Not Yet Mighty Oak is a great choice, and then an oak leaf craft along with the acorn craft to create a fun learning opportunity.
- Go for a nature walk and look for an oak tree, oak leaf and maybe even a few fallen (real) acorns
- By just doing the craft you are having your child work on fine motor skills with the cutting, gluing and drawing
Free Printable Acorn Template
This link should take you to a PDF file that you can download and print off. This free acorn template is free to use for classroom use or for personal use in your home.
Other Fall Crafts You May Enjoy
- This fall thankful tree is an awesome way to introduce gratitude in your home or classroom.
- This thankful turkey is adorable and an easy craft for all ages.
- If your kids love sensory bins this is an adorable fall themed bin!
- This is a fun, free, acorn coloring page that is a great supplement to your fall activities.