By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 5 and up
Acorns are a sure sign of autumn. Gather the kids together to make this adorable frame to hold one of your family's favorite fall snapshots.
What you'll need:
- Acorn tops, enough to cover your frame, we used 59
- White craft glue
- Wooden frame
How to make it:
- Gather acorn tops that have fallen from the trees. Place acorn tops in a bowl of water to soak. Use a toothbrush and a little baking soda to clean them off if you wish. Rinse, drain, and pat dry with a towel.
- Place the acorn tops on a cookie sheet and have an adult bake them in a preheated 225 degree F oven for about 40 minutes. This should kill any remaining insects that may be hiding and will also dry the acorn tops. Remove from oven and let cool on a paper plate in a single layer. (See photo.)
- Apple a generous amount of glue to one section of the frame at a time. Cover with acorn tops, hanging the ends of the acorns over the edges of the frame if needed to fit. (See photo.)
- Once the frame is completely covered, fill in all the gaps between the acorns with craft glue. Let dry overnight. (See photo.)
- If you want a more colorful frame, paint the acorns.
- To jazz up your frame, add a bow to a painted frame or use jute, twine or raffia to add a bow to a natural frame.
- When collecting acorn tops, be sure to gather extras to save for additional projects!