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Cute Acorn Craft For Kids [FREE Template]

Looking for a simple yet fun activity to keep the kiddos entertained? Well, we’ve got just the thing: this acorn craft for kids!

It’s easy, it’s seasonal, and it’s bound to bring some smiles to everyone’s faces. So, grab your supplies, round up the little ones, and let’s try out this autumn adventure together!

This paper acorn is a fun fall activity to make with preschoolers, pre k, and kindergarten children.

Also, be sure to look through all of our fun fall crafts for preschoolers. With this idea and other fall activities, you’ll have plenty of ideas to keep your kids busy and entertained this season.

Preschool Acorn Craft

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Watch our quick video tutorial or read the directions below to see how to make this cute project with your kids or students.

Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this idea to life!

hands holding acorn craft template

First, encourage your child to glue the eyes just above the smile in order to leave room for the cap.

hands gluing eyes onto paper acorn craft

Next, guide your child to place the paper acorn top just above the eyes and glue it in place.

hands gluing acorn cap onto paper acorn

Now, help your child to take a black marker and make scallop marks along the cap.

hands drawing scallop marks onto paper acorn cap

Take two pipe cleaners and cut them in half. Take one half and bend the end to make three fingers for the hand. Repeat on the other side. Make the feet by looping around one end into a foot shape.

hands shaping acorn legs from pipe cleaner

Finally, flip the little guy over and tape the arms to the sides and the legs to the bottom of the acorn.

hands taping pipe cleaner arms and legs onto acorn craft

Be sure to check out our pumpkin crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun fall DIYs like this one!

paper acorn craft with black pipe cleaner arms and legs

Fall Unit For Kids

In order to help moms organize a fall-themed unit more quickly, we’re sharing some of our favorite fall season DIYs, activities, learning printables, and more.

Pick a few you think your child will love or do all of them! They’ll help kids learn a variety of skills, increase creativity, and keep those little ones occupied.

two paper acorn crafts

Kids’ Books About Fall

So next time you’re looking for some fun storytime activities with your little one, grab a book from your shelf and read to them! Below are some of the top fall-themed books for kids.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!

Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.

We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!

Fall Crafts For Kids

Hands-on projects are a fabulous way to keep the kids off the screens, learning, and having fun. Doing some easy crafts can improve children’s fine motor skills, ability to follow directions and creativity.

Ramp up the fun with some of our favorite fall DIYs:

Easy Corn Craft – This idea for young kids is the perfect way to celebrate fall! All you need is some paper and a few simple supplies. The best part is that it can be completed in just a few minutes. Just follow the instructions below and the kids will have some cute fall decor in no time.

Pumpkin Craft For Preschoolers – These paper pumpkins are the perfect fall project for preschoolers and kindergarteners! These little buddies are so simple to make, and they look adorable hanging on the wall or the bulletin board. All you need is some paper, scissors, and glue to make these cute fall gourds! 

Collage image of Fall Crafts For Kids

Handprint Hedgehog Craft – This fun idea is perfect for younger kids to make this fall! It’s a no-mess handprint craft that uses paper, so clean-up is a breeze.

Plus, it’s cute and so much fun to make! Kids can also customize it with pom poms, googly eyes, or any other materials you have to hand. It’s a great way to encourage creativity and imagination!

Brown Paper Bag Owl Craft – This activity would be a great addition to any fall story time or animal learning unit! With just a few materials and simple steps, kids can create a cute owl puppet to put on shows with. Both younger and older children will love making and playing with these adorable paper bag owls!

Kids Fall Activities

If you want your child to work on counting, number matching, the alphabet, patterns, and more, these fall preschool printables are a fun way to do that. Download and print these free worksheets to keep your little one engaged and learning this fall season.

Go more open-ended with these fall pattern block mats. These are perfect for pre-math skills and fine motor skills, plus they’re really cute! Laminate them and use them over and over or add them to a busy bag.

collage of kids fall activities

Learning sight words is generally geared more toward kindergarten children, but if your preschooler is advanced, try out these fall color by sight word worksheets. They’re an easy way for young children to practice sight words and colors at the same time!

paper acorn craft with brown pipe cleaner arms and legs

Get ready for a season of learning and fun with these fantastic fall graphing worksheets! These engaging activities are perfect for teaching your kids essential skills such as counting and critical thinking. Plus, they’re a great way to bring the vibrant colors and themes of fall right into your homeschool or classroom.

Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

two paper acorn crafts

Acorn Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This cute and simple acorn craft for kids is the perfect fall activity for preschool, prek and kindergarten children.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Acorn template

Instructions

  1. Download the acorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you'll use for this craft.
  2. Glue the eyes just above the smile in order to leave room for the acorn cap.
  3. Place the acorn cap just above the eyes and glue in place. Take a black marker and make scallop marks along the cap.
  4. Take two pipe cleaners and cut them in half. Take one half and bend the end to make three fingers for the hand. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Make the feet by looping around one end into a foot shape.
  6. Flip the acorn guy over and tape the arms to the sides and the legs to the bottom.

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aline

Thursday 16th of November 2023

cant find the free download

Sam

Thursday 16th of November 2023

All you need to do is click the “I want this freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Cathy

Sunday 12th of November 2023

Need template

Sam

Monday 13th of November 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Michelle

Monday 6th of November 2023

Free template

Sam

Monday 6th of November 2023

Of course! All you need to do is click the “I want this freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Jordan V.

Sunday 5th of November 2023

Can’t wait to use this with my class!

Sam

Monday 6th of November 2023

Oh, yay! I hope they like it!

Faith

Sunday 5th of November 2023

Perfect fall craft for my TK class!

Sam

Monday 6th of November 2023

Great!! 🙌

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