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Handprint Acorn Craft For Kids [Free Template]

One of the best things about fall is all the fun crafts you can make with your kids.

This handprint acorn craft is perfect for kids of all ages and requires no paint, making it a great indoor activity on chilly fall days. Simply gather some brown paper, scissors, and glue, and let your little ones get creative.

They’ll love seeing their handprints transformed into cute acorn characters, and you’ll end up with a sweet keepsake to cherish for years to come.

So next time it’s too cold to go outside, curl up with your kids and enjoy some fall crafting fun. Also, be sure to check out all of our fall crafts for preschoolers for more ideas!

Acorn Craft For Kids

acorn kids' craft image collage with the words handprint acorn

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Pencil
  • Acorn template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.

Directions

Download the acorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding handprint acorn craft template

Trace your child’s hand on a piece of light brown and cut it out.

Position the handprint with the fingers down and the palm facing up. Begin to make the acorn by gluing the acorn top to the top of the palm.

hand gluing acorn cap to handprint acorn

Next, take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the hand, just below the top.

hand gluing eye to handprint acorn

Use the black marker to draw a mouth just below the eyes.

hand drawing mouth on handprint acorn craft

Finish up by gluing the cheeks, one on either side of the mouth.

hand gluing cheek to handprint acorn

That’s it! Can you believe how easy it is to make?!

hand holding handprint acorn craft

Fall Ideas For Kids

As the leaves begin to change color and the air gets crisper, it’s time to start thinking about all the fun autumn activities you can do with your kids. From pumpkin picking and carving to visiting a corn maze or taking a hayride, there are so many ways to enjoy the season.

But what about when you’re back at home or in the classroom? Well, don’t worry! We have lots of great ideas that will keep them learning and having fun!

Read on below for our favorite ideas.

Fall Children’s Books

Reading aloud a children’s book with a fall theme is a great way to get started. The illustrations in the book could help spark discussions about the changing seasons and what happens during fall.

It’s also a great opportunity for parents and teachers to help kids improve their vocabulary and develop a love of reading while also teaching them about the world around 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?!

2 handprint acorn crafts

Kids’ Fall Craft Ideas

Fall crafts are the perfect way for kids to get into the spirit of the season. They can be used to decorate the home, or they can be given as gifts to friends and family members. Plus, crafting is a great way for kids to learn new skills and have fun.

Paper Bag Scarecrow Craft – Making a scarecrow is the perfect fall activity for kids! Not only is it a fun way to spend an afternoon, but it’s also a great way to encourage pretend play. Best of all, this scarecrow craft is easy for even the youngest kids to make. Simply print out the free template, cut out the pieces, and glue them onto a paper bag.

Pumpkin Craft For Preschoolers – There’s nothing quite like a proud child displaying their handmade creation. And this cute paper pumpkin craft is sure to bring a smile to their face. It’s simple enough for even the youngest crafters to make, and only requires a few materials that you probably already have around the house.

fall kids' craft image collage

Paper Bag Corn Craft – There’s something about a puppet show that’s just so magical. Whatever the reason, puppet shows are a great way to explore imagination and creativity. And what better time to put on a puppet show than the autumn season? This paper bag corn puppet is a fun and easy craft for kids to make!

Paper Plate Owl Craft – What a hoot! This owl craft is perfect for kids to explore their creativity. All you need is some paint and a few simple materials. Let your little artist go wild, painting it whatever color they want. This is a great project for encouraging little ones to express themselves. And when they’re done, they’ll have a cute paper plate owl to show off!

Kids’ Fall Activities

There’s something so charming about scarecrows! And these free printable scarecrow coloring pages are perfect for kids! They’re a great way to work on fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, and they’re just plain fun. Plus, they provide an opportunity for kids to be creative and use their imaginations. So grab some crayons and get ready to have some fun with these free coloring pages!

2 handprint acorn crafts

Hands-on learning is such an important part of early education, and pattern blocks are the perfect way for kids to explore geometry and shape recognition. These fall pattern block mats make it even more fun, with fun fall scenes. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for kids to work on their fine motor skills.

These pumpkin worksheets are perfect for young kids! They’re a great way to help them learn letter recognition, scissor skills, and handwriting. Plus, they’ll have fun completing the patterns on one of the pages. So print out these worksheets and let your little ones get started on some fall fun!

More Fall Fun

hand holding handprint acorn craft with a 2nd one in the background

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More Fall Ideas For Kids

hand holding handprint acorn craft with a 2nd one in the background

Handprint Acorn Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This handprint acorn craft is perfect for kids of all ages and requires no paint, making it a great indoor activity on chilly fall days.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Pencil
  • Acorn template

Instructions

  1. Download the acorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Trace your child's hand on a piece of light brown and cut it out.
  3. Position the handprint with the fingers down and the palm facing up. Begin to make the acorn by gluing the acorn top to the top of the palm.
  4. Next, take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the hand, just below the top.
  5. Use the black marker to draw a mouth just below the eyes.
  6. Finish up by gluing the cheeks, one on either side of the mouth.

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Handprint Acorn Template

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Juanita Haines

Saturday 13th of August 2022

so cute

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