With acorns falling tap, tap, tap in bushels on the ground and other delicious nuts readily available in grocery stores and farmers markets, autumn is the perfect time for this craft that turns nuts into pumpkins!
- Acorns or walnuts
- Orange multi-surface acrylic craft paint or spray paint
- Paint brush
- Black, fine tip marker
- Remove the caps
- If using acorns for crafts that will be kept long-term, follow these Directions for Drying Acorns
- Hold the acorn with the flat side down. The little tip will serve as the pumpkin’s stem.
- Paint the acorn, leaving the just the tip brown, let dry
- With the flat side down, draw a face on your “pumpkin.” Let dry
- Use your little pumpkin in decorations around your house or make a tiny pumpkin patch in a box or jar lid with paper, sticks, leaves or other material
- If you live in an area where there are no oak trees, you can use walnuts or other nuts available in grocery stores. These do not need to be baked before using.
- Paint and decorate according to the directions: For Acorns
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