Monday, November 13, 2017

Fall Craft: Making an Acorn Gem

My next post is up on ParentSavvy: How to Make an Acorn Gem.

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.

Isaak picked up pinecones as well. He's always been my nature collector. You really only need acorn caps for this craft - nature wise. We found a lot of acorn caps on the ground. The ones that were still attached had to be It really isn't that hard to pry off acorn caps. Many twisted off, and the rest Travis just grabbed a flat head screwdriver to pry them off.

Dig Out the Markers!

We have lots of markers. Some are better than others. I just asked Isaak to get them all out. 

Color the inside of the acorn caps with different markers. 

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.

I think an ice cube tray, or egg carton would work to hold up the acorn caps as well.

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:

Acorn Gems:

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?


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Fall craft projects are so fun!

Theresa Mahoney said...

They turned out so pretty! Our yard is covered in acorns every fall. I am constantly sweeping them off our deck, so now I can scoop up a few and try my hand at making a few of them myself!

Rose-Marie said...

What a nifty idea. We have tons of acorns. Haven't thought of any way to use them since we were kids we would have acorn "wars" collect as many as you can, climb a tree and rain them down on your best buds. This is easy and fun!

mail4rosey said...

That is such a fun way to use the acorns. Fall items are the best for crafting!

~ Noelle said...

We did this a few years ago. fin craft project to do together ;0

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

They are lovely, Alissa! I love th ones with glitters and the natural ones as well. Should hunt for the acorn and try them!


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