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Torn Paper Acorn Craft For Kids [Free Template]

It’s a time for cozy sweaters, warm fires, and leaves falling. Now that the season has changed, yards are covered in leaves and acorns. It’s fun to watch the squirrels gather them up for later!

Seeing the abundance of the acorns, got us thinking of fun DIYs featuring them. We think your preschoolers will love this torn paper acorn craft!

Once you’ve displayed your kiddo’s masterpiece in the place of honor (on the fridge), be sure to check out some more fall crafts. We have a whole collection that will keep your little ones engaged and excited to create and learn throughout the season!

Acorn Craft Idea

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It’s a cute and simple DIY that is made with torn pieces of brown paper carefully glued onto an acorn template.

As your child tears and glues the paper to create their adorable acorn, it will build up their tiny hand muscles, improve hand-eye coordination, and enhance fine motor skills.

To get started, download and print our free template, gather some brown paper in various shades, and grab the glue. Follow the easy steps and watch as your child’s acorn comes to life, complete with a happy smile that reflects the joy of the season.

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Acorn template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)

Directions

Start by downloading the acorn 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 acorn to life!

printed torn paper acorn template

First, guide your child to tear different shades of brown paper into smaller pieces. Separate the papers into 2 piles: one for lighter brown and one for darker brown. Spread glue over a small section of the lower part of the acorn background paper.

Use the lighter brown pieces to fill in the entire lower part of the acorn.

hands placing torn paper onto glue

Next, help your child spread glue over the acorn cap section, then glue the darker brown pieces onto the glue. Repeat until the entire acorn is filled.

hands placing more torn paper onto glued section

Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side of the acorn, a little below the acorn cap.

hands gluing eye onto acorn

Glue the eyebrows above both eyes.

hands gluing eyebrows onto acorn

Place the circle nose in between and slightly below the eyes and glue it in place.

hands gluing nose onto acorn

Position the mouth slightly below the nose and glue it down.

hands gluing mouth onto acorn

Finally, encourage your child to glue the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.

hands gluing tongue onto mouth

For more fun, check out our torn paper crafts that are sure to get your kids in the spirit!

hand holding finished torn paper acorn

Autumn Kids’ Ideas

Get your kids engaged and excited for autumn! It’s the perfect time to make something and learn with fun projects and activities that are inspired by the season.

Fall offers lots of opportunities to explore, create, and discover whether learning at home or in the classroom. Our creative projects and educational activities blend learning with fun to make them enjoyable for kids.

We’ve gathered a range of options to suit every interest and age, so check them out and save the ones your kids will look forward to the most!

two side by side examples of torn paper acorn

Children’s Books About Fall

Reading is an essential skill that can help children succeed in all areas of their lives. If you want your children to have a love for reading, then reading to them is an excellent way to develop that passion.

Children learn best through experience, and reading books together is a fun and interactive way to learn new things!

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?!

hand holding finished torn paper acorn craft

Autumn Crafts For Kids

Owl Shape Craft – It’ll be a hoot to make an owl out of different shapes! Kids will adore making their very own nocturnal bird. This project promises to be lots of fun while also boosting kids’ spatial reasoning and fine motor skills by turning simple elements into a feathered friend!

Pumpkin Puppet Craft – If you’re as excited about fall as we are, celebrate with this cute pumpkin puppet!

It’s easy and fun to make with a simple brown paper bag and a few supplies. Kids will want to put on a pumpkin puppet show to showcase their new pal!

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Scarecrow Handprint Craft – For the cutest scarecrow around, have your kids give you a hand with this idea! Their handprints become the star of the show to make the scarecrow’s straw hair. It makes for an adorable keepsake, so download the template to get started.

Handprint Hedgehog Craft – Bring this adorable critter to life with your little one’s handprints! We love handprint projects because they’re so creative!

Your kids will love to see their]handprints become the hedgehog’s spikes! Use our free template and get making!

Pre K Fall Activities

These fall printables for preschool are a fantastic way to entertain and educate your preschoolers this fall. They’re filled with 21 pages of games and activities that foster skills like color matching, patterns, shapes, vocabulary, and counting.

These printables are a good way for kids to learn through play, so be sure to download them to use throughout the fall season.

two side by side examples of finished torn paper acorn craft

The scarecrow has taken a break from guarding the crops to help kids master the letter S in these cute scarecrow worksheets!

Kids will practice writing the uppercase and lowercase S with the help of the dashed lines, find all the letters Ss in the letter maze, and label a scarecrow with these 3 worksheets.

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Give your kids a fun way to practice sight words with these color by sight word printables! Coloring in the 7 different fall illustrations will make the sight words more memorable to kids than just seeing them in a list. They’ll use the key at the bottom of the page to know which color to fill in each sight word’s space.

single example of torn paper acorn craft

Kids will shape up their knowledge of shapes with this handmade apple printable book! It’s an interactive book that will help young learners learn shapes, practice handwriting, and hone fine motor skills.

They’ll trace different shapes, write the names of them, and color in the apples to create their finished book.

Share With Us

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

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!

hand holding finished torn paper acorn craft

Torn Paper Acorn Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

We think your kids will love this torn paper acorn craft! It's a cute and simple craft that is made with torn pieces of brown paper carefully glued onto an acorn template.

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Download the acorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by tearing different shades of brown paper into smaller pieces. Separate the papers into 2 piles: one for lighter brown and one for darker brown. Spread glue over a small section of the lower part of the acorn background paper.
  3. Use the lighter brown pieces to fill in the entire lower part of the acorn.
  4. Next, spread glue over the acorn cap section, then glue the darker brown pieces onto the glue. Repeat until the entire acorn is filled.
  5. Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side of the acorn, a little below the acorn cap.
  6. Glue the eyebrows above both eyes.
  7. Place the circle nose in between and slightly below the eyes and glue it in place.
  8. Position the mouth slightly below the nose and glue it down.
  9. Finish up by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.

Did you make this craft?

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Torn Paper Acorn Craft Template

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Laurie Scherer

Saturday 14th of October 2023

I can't wait for my preschoolers to do this.

Sam

Monday 16th of October 2023

Woohoo! We'd love to see pics of their projects if you take some ◡̈

Laura.

Saturday 30th of September 2023

Yes please !

Sam

Monday 2nd of October 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 ◡̈

Terry

Monday 11th of September 2023

would love to have

Sam

Monday 11th of September 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 🙂

Amber

Tuesday 5th of September 2023

I am obsessed with this! I teach Kindergarten

Sam

Tuesday 5th of September 2023

Haha, great!

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