An Acorn Craft for Toddlers
I never realized how many oak trees there are in Brooklyn until my two year old started hoarding acorns. For weeks she has been handing me her little treasures while saying: "we can make art and crafts with these" and last weekend we finally did! It was super easy and your toddler can do most of it herself which will make her feel awesome.
Here's what you will need:
- piece of cardboard (I was lucky that the box was orange already but you could always paint it)
- white craft glue
- small container to put glue in
- paint brush
- scrap of ribbon or yarn to hang
- acorns (sticks and leaves are fun too)
Step 1- Cut a circle out of your cardboard and then cut a smaller circle in the center. You can use a plate to trace the outer circle and a coffee mug for the inner circle.
Step 2- Make a hole at top of the circle with your scissors and attach your ribbon to hang.
Step 3- Put LOTS of glue on the circle. If your toddler is capable (and you can cope with the mess) let them paint the glue on with a brush otherwise you can paint it on for them.
note: never, ever give your toddler the entire glue bottle. They will ALWAYS hold it upside down and squeeze all of the glue out onto your table.
Step 4- Let your little one stick acorns and other collectables in the glue.
Step 5 - Let dry over night and you're done - It will look great on your door for Thanksgiving.