When it's fall I feel like digging a hole, and crawling in it. It's colder, and the most annoying thing is that it's dark when I get up, dark when I go home, so daylight is so limited with taking photos for blogging.
My whole family got out and about to look for acorn caps for this next craft project. Thankfully we did this before it got too cold.
At first we had trouble finding acorns. I'm like, "We need them for this next project!" We went to a few parks before we found our stash.
We have lots of markers. Some are better than others. I just asked Isaak to get them all out.
Some colors show up better than others. If they ware lighter this craft will still work.
Fill the Acorn Caps With Glue
This is where I needed to get creative. I had Isaak get a Lego base plate, add Legos in different spots to help hold the acorns caps. Then I filled the caps with glue. You can use modge-podge if you don't have any glue.
At first the acorn caps will be milky white, but they'll dry clear enough to see the color.
Isaak loves glitter, so we added some glitter glue to the tops of some.
Isaak and I both enjoyed this craft! The last part you just wait for them to dry.
Dried Most of the Way:
Remember the Glitter Glue? Here's what those ended up looking like:
You can display them in a Mason jar, vase, pot, terrarium glass container, fishbowl or bowl:
I heart the glitter ones:
Greens, Blues and Purples:
Reds and Pinks:
Perks on This Craft:
- It's for anyone
- You don't have to pay a lot
- We got out in nature
- It's colorful
- It gave me time with Isaak
- You can talk about what to collect and discuss colors with your child
What color do you like the most?