Get ready for Fall with these amazing acorn crafts for kids! Make acorns out of paper plates, craft sticks, pipe cleaners and your own handprints!
“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is a quote that has such deep meaning. Just think about it, all those acres and acres of forests and giant oak trees – they all began from a single acorn and multiplied from there. Amazing!
The humble acorn shows us how something so small can hold in it such magnificent power. Just goes on to prove that size doesn’t matter, nor does appearance or anything external – it’s what is inside that really counts.
Since we’ve realized that the little acorn is quite amazing in reality, let’s celebrate it with some amazing acorn crafts that are perfect for this season!
As the weather starts to get cooler and kids start spending more time at home, keep their fingers busy with this fun fine motor activity – paper weaving in fun Fall shapes like acorns and leaves!
If you love everything Fall, you will enjoy making this banner and hanging it in your room! There are many Fall theme icons in this banner, and if you like, you can choose your favorite and make the banner based on this alone.
As we approach Thanksgiving and families start spending more time at home, everyone will have more time to pick up their favorite books. And what better way to hold your place in the book than with an acorn bookmark?
Simple Everyday Mom has a cute little acorn craft that has large eyes, a fun smile and goofy pipe cleaner legs and arms! We love how they’ve used multiple materials in this craft that’s great for beginners.
Do you know the parts of an acorn? It has a stalk, cup, nut and the end of a style. If you’d like to know more, check out this fun craft from Mrs. Merry that also features some cute eyes and limbs!
If you’re looking for something for toddlers in this list of acorn crafts, this one from Learn Create Love is perfect for you! All you need is some paint and a cute little hand!
The cup of an acorn is covered with scale-like structures, and Glued to My Crafts has the genius idea of using brown buttons to represent them. We love this idea, and it’s also great for young kids to practice their pincer grasp.
Kids will love this paper craft, where you cut up or tear up little bits of colored craft paper and stick them on the outline of an acorn to create a cute mosaic. Check out more instructions over at The Little Mom Maid.
A paper plate is a circle; how can it be used in making acorn crafts? Well, Parenting Chaos shows us exactly how with this cute paper plate acorn craft! We like how criss crossed pipe cleaners are used to create the acorn’s cup.
How adorable is this acorn craft from Fireflies and Mudpies? We love the ‘My Little Nut’ caption under the cute little photo, and it’s clever wording for this acorn craft.
We like acorn crafts that get kids to sit still for a while and exercise their fine motor muscles – like this one from Kids Craft Room! The use of the twine to lace the cards is a nice touch and reminiscent of Fall!
How would an acorn look if he were a person? Well, Barley and Birch seems to have an idea – and we’re loving it! Using the cup of the acorn as a beret for the acorn-man is a touch of genius, and looks so good!
This cute acorn craft from Non Toy Gifts seems to combine all the symbols of Fall – leaves, yellow, orange, red, brown and of course acorns!
We saw an acorn art project earlier, and now we have an adorable acorn craft from The Best Ideas for Kids. We love the googly eyes and the little pink cheeks – how cute!
Acorn crafts may seem like simple, fun crafts for young kids, but if you want to try something a little more advanced, go with this lovely watercolor art project from Glued to My Crafts!
Celebrating acorns with acorn crafts may seem strange to some – after all, an acorn is just a little nut! However, as we saw earlier, we know that an acorn is much more. As Clive Anderson said, “For children, it’s interesting that an acorn will grow into an oak, and for older people, it’s a legacy.” Looks like an acorn is certainly worth celebrating, especially in Fall!