Thursday, September 8, 2011

Acorn Art

We have a couple of huge oak trees in our front yard that produce hundreds of acorns each year.  We like to collect a few and paint with them.  If you don't have an oak tree, head to the local park and go on an acorn hunt.  Your kids will love it.

First off get a large box, put a piece of paper in it, put some drops of paint on the paper and then throw in a couple of acorns (tops removed).

Now is the fun part, let your child shake the box.  Notice I have a box with high sides.  I have done this before with lower sides and we have had acorns flying through the house with paint on them. 

Finished product:

Another fun way to use the acorns is to get an old Pringles can, wipe it out and slip a piece of paper in the can.

Now add a few drops of paint and the acorns.

Tape the lid on good and hand it to you child to shake.  It makes a great noise too with the metal bottom.


They can also use the acorn tops as stamps.

Happy Painting!

1 comment:

  1. love the textured painting and while I never thought of doing with an acorn what a great idea come see me at


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