Every year we have hundreds of acorns fall to the ground on our property. The mice and squirrels eat their fill, and last year there were so many in abundance the entire area saw an upswing in mouse population (ick!). Thankfully, we saw an equal upswing in rat snake population. But anyway, given the fact that our entire backyard is covered in acorns, the kids and I would like to find something fun and interesting to do with them.
Now, I will admit that we live on the front of a nature preserve, but I’ve also heard that if you have acorns — you have acorns by the plenty. So for all the other acorn-overrun moms out there, I’m sharing our list.
Here’s what we’ve found so far. These are all fabulous acorn-themed crafts for kids to make.
Acorns Adding to 10 Printable – Life Over C’s
Glittery Acorns – Somewhat Simple
Adorable Acorn Mice – Kids Craft Room
DIY Button Acorns – Crafts ‘n Coffee
DIY Acorn Wreath – The Girl Creative
Twine-Wrapped Acorns – Glued to My Crafts
DIY Acorn Tree – Mom On Timeout
Wet Felting Acorns – Green Moms Collective
Acorn Handprint Kitchen Towels – Creative Green Living
Rolling Acorn Painting – Crafts on Sea
DIY Acorn Marble Necklace – Rhythms of Play
Acorn Snowmen – The Pinterested Parent
Acorn Toadstools – Twig & Toadstool
Acorn Bells – Fireflies & Mud Pies
Happy Acorn Necklaces – Whimsy Love
Little Acorn People – Babyccino
How to Dry Acorns for Fall Crafts – Life at Cloverhill