With cooler temperatures outside, sometimes Fall is the perfect time to get crafting with your kids, and there’s no better way to do it than with this adorable acorn paper bag craft.
It’s perfect for kids of all ages, and it’s a great way to teach them how to follow instructions and be creative.
Plus, when they’re done they’ll have a beautiful self-made puppet to play with or give to a friend!
Also, be sure to check out our other fall crafts to make together this year and create the best memories with your children!
Simple Acorn Paper Bag Craft
- Brown paper bag
- Black marker
- Acorn template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the acorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the top to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
Take the acorn cap and glue it to the top of the part of the paper bag flap.
Next, take the eyes and glue them just below the acorn cap.
Optionally, use a black marker to draw eyebrows above each eye.
Place the bottom of the acorn on the top of the tree background piece and glue it in place.
Glue the mouth to the top and middle of the acorn bottom piece, then glue the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
Take the completed lower portion of the acorn and glue it to the main part of the brown bag, just below the flap.
Finish up by gluing a leaf near the top of the acorn cap!
We told you your kids would love making an acorn paper bag puppet! If making this craft was something they really enjoyed, they’re sure to love our other paper bag puppets too!
Fall Ideas For Kids
Even though the weather might be too cold for outdoor fun, there are plenty of things to do inside with your kids to keep everyone active!
From reading books together to doing more crafts (we have plenty of ideas!), to more educational worksheet activities, we have you covered!
Doing crafts together is another great way to be creative and have fun, while also working on fine motor skills.
Educational worksheets are a great way to sneak in some learning while having fun! No matter what you choose to do, there are plenty of indoor activities that are a great way to keep your kids happy and active all winter long!
Fall Books For Kids
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?!
Fall Crafts For Kids
Fall is the perfect time to get involved in some fun crafts with your kids. There are so many great activities to do together, and when your kids are involved in doing simple crafts it has been proven to help them in a number of ways.
For instance, crafting can help improve their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and creative thinking. It’s also a great opportunity for you to bond with your children and create some lasting memories. So grab some supplies and get ready to have some fun!
Handprint Fall Tree Craft For Kids – Fall is one of the best seasons of the year. The leaves change color, the weather gets cooler, and pumpkin spice everything return to stores. What’s not to love? One of the best ways to enjoy the fall season is to do a craft project with your kids. This handprint tree craft is not only adorable, but it’s also a great way to help your kids develop hand-eye coordination. Plus, it’s a perfect opportunity to teach them about how leaves change color in the fall.
Pumpkin Puppet Craft – Who wouldn’t want to have a talking pumpkin? That’s exactly what this fun craft will make, a talking pumpkin puppet. When your kids are done making it they can have their own puppet show or use it to practice their counting or telling time. Best of all, this project requires no carving!
Handprint Acorn Craft – If your kids can trace their own hand, then they can make this simple acorn handprint craft. And even if they can’t trace their hand by themselves, they can still make it with a little help! Once complete, they will have turned their handprint trace into a cute acorn character. This craft is perfect for those autumn days when you and your little ones are looking for something fun to do together indoors.
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Craft – What’s autumn without a scarecrow? Just another season, if you ask us. Scarecrows are a must-have for anyone looking to get into the fall spirit. But sometimes, traditional scarecrows can be too big and unwieldy to make. That’s why we’ve created this smaller version, perfect for any kid who is looking for a cute and easy project. Our mini scarecrow is both fun to make and great for decoration. So whether you’re looking to add some flair to your front porch or just want a fun activity for the kids, this is the perfect project!
Kids’ Fall Activities
When your kids are indoors this fall, be sure to have them spend some time with these fall printables for preschool aged kids for some indoor fun! Your kids will love tracing a line, coloring, playing a fun owl game, and more. They are sure to have a blast while they learn new things. So grab your papers and pencils and get ready for some fun!
Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere! It seems like every store is selling them, every restaurant is using them in their dishes, and every kid is bringing them home from school. Even the worksheets are getting in on the pumpkin craze! These pumpkin worksheets are a fun way for kids to practice their handwriting skills, recognize patterns, and more. So whether you’re looking for a fun activity for your child or just want to get into the fall spirit, these pumpkin worksheets are a great option.
Pattern blocks are a great quiet activity for kids. With these fall pattern block mats they will have a blast matching up the different shapes to fit in the spaces needed to complete these cute animals and fall-themed images.
They are so much fun the kids won’t hardly know they are learning and developing important skills like eye-hand coordination, problem-solving, and spatial relations. They are perfect for rainy days, long car rides, or anytime you need a little peace and quiet!
More Fall Fun
- This fall playdough kit is great for exploratory play!
- Little kids will look super cute in this fall t-shirt.
- Use these fall bingo printables at home as a family or in the classroom.
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More Fall Ideas For Kids
- Brown paper bag
- Black marker
- Acorn template
- Download the acorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the top to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
- Take the acorn cap and glue it to the top of the part of the paper bag flap.
- Next, take the eyes and glue them just below the acorn cap.
- Optionally, use a black marker to draw eyebrows above each eye.
- Place the bottom of the acorn on the top of the tree background piece and glue it in place.
- Glue the mouth to the top and middle of the acorn bottom piece, then glue the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
- Take the completed lower portion of the acorn and glue it to the main part of the brown bag, just below the flap.
- Finish up by gluing a leaf near the top of the acorn cap!