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Cute Acorn Craft For Kids [FREE Template]

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Fall is our favorite season of all, but looking around our site, you might not realize that because we don’t have very many fall-themed crafts!

This year we’ve decided to add more to celebrate in a bigger way.

Our newest craft is this adorable acorn craft for kids! It’s a cute little guy (or girl) that’s easy to make with some basic crafting supplies.

Just grab some paper, pipe cleaners, glue, and tape and you’re set! It’s a fun fall craft to make with preschoolers, pre k, and kindergarten children.

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

Also, be sure to look through all of our fun fall crafts for preschoolers.

Paper Acorn Craft For Preschool

paper acorn craft image collage with the words acorn craft in the middle

Supplies

Related: Candy Corn Craft For Kids

Directions

Download the acorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you’ll use for this craft.

hands holding acorn craft template

Glue the eyes just above the smile in order to leave room for the acorn cap.

hands gluing eyes onto paper acorn craft

Place the acorn cap just above the eyes and glue in place. Take a black marker and make scallop marks along the cap.

hands gluing acorn cap onto paper acorn
hands drawing scallop marks onto paper acorn cap

Take two pipe cleaners and cut 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

Flip the acorn guy over and tape the arms to the sides and the legs to the bottom.

hands taping pipe cleaner arms and legs onto acorn craft

Now your kiddos have a cute acorn friend that’s perfect for fall!

two paper acorn crafts

Fall Ideas For A Homeschool Preschool Unit

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

Reading to kids is one of the best things you can do for your children!

Reading helps preschoolers develop their vocabulary, improves their literacy rate, boosts creativity, cognitive abilities as well as social-emotional intelligence- among other benefits.

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 A Leaf: 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?!

paper acorn craft with black pipe cleaner arms and legs

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.

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.

Learning sight words is generally geared more for kindergarten children, but if your preschooler is advanced, try out these fall color by sight word worksheets.

For more craft ideas, check out some of our current favorites:

paper acorn craft with brown pipe cleaner arms and legs

All of these crafts will help kids work on scissors skills, directions, creativity and more!

If your children love sensory activities, try making this glittery fall sensory bottle or this easy sensory bin.

Kids love slime? Make this awesome leaf slime for kids. It’s a super fun sensory activity kids will enjoy playing with over and over again!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft 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!

More Fall Ideas For Kids

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 (download form at the end of this post)

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 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.

Free Acorn Template

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