Acorn Jack-o-lanterns craft

Maybe because we had more rain this summer, there is abundant of acorns this fall. The kids and I would sometime pick some acorns and compete with each other to see who can throw the acorns the farthest across the street. It is a really fun game and you should try it if you haven’t play this game before. Anyway, back to the craft… As I believe in doing our bit in looking after the environment, I try to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as I can. I especially love to use recycle or natural materials for the craft projects I made with my children. So, when I came across this cute but really simple craft project on the FamilyFun site using acorns, I just have to make it with the girl. πŸ™‚

Materials Used
Acorns
Acrylic/tempera paint (brown, orange, green)
Permanent marker (black or any dark colors)

Instructions
1. Coat each one with orange paint, you may need to put 2 coats like we did.
2. Add a bit of brown/green to the acorn’s point for a stem.
3. Let the paints dry and add a jack-o-lantern face with a permanent marker.
That’s all.

Have fun!

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3 Responses to “Acorn Jack-o-lanterns craft”

  1. so cute!!!! will they keep well?

  2. If you bake the acorns in oven at low temp to kill the nuts, they should be able to keep well for a long time. πŸ™‚

    Oh, and if you do want to bake them, make sure you collect more acorns because some of them may crack/burst.

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