These acorn jewels are so pretty and I knew I had to try them since I first spotted them on Kiwi crate.
It's getting to be that time of the year again......acorn time! Our neighborhood oak trees start dropping tons of acorns around the first to second week of September. Now is the time to start thinking about what to do with all the acorns that might start to fall in your neck of the woods!
Ever since finding out about this fun craft my kiddos collect not only the acorn but the caps too!
The acorns my daughter picked after just one outing! We added many, MANY more!
My kids after their 'acorn challenge.' Counting and picking out the good ones!
Here's what you'll need to make your own jewels:
Play dough or rice
This craft is super duper easy. Simply pick your caps, color the inside with a marker, fill the cap with glue and press the acorn caps into play dough or rice so that the caps have a place to live without falling over for the next 2-3 days, as this is the amount of time it will take for your acorns to dry. This is the part that requires patience! It is SO worth the wait because once these beauties dry they look so pretty!
We simply display them as an autumn decoration but I've seen how some people will play match games with them or use them as counters. Your kids might also decide to share their jewels with friends or family!
Whatever you may decide to do with them one thing for sure is they will look pretty and add a festive touch to the autumn season!
These are our acorns displayed on one of our tables.