Amazing Autumn crafts – take one little acorn!

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These 5-minute autumn crafts are quick, simple and oh so cute. Follow our easy step-by-step guide to turn a little acorn into a miniature mouse or an owl who's as cute as a button.

From the moment the acorns drop from the trees, does your child become 90% squirrel? We promise these autumn crafts are no-fuss way to use some of those “special” nature finds.

1. How to make a mouse from an acorn

What you need:

  • An acorn and its stalk, including the cup 
  • Paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Cotton or string
  • Glue (PVA or UHU)

How to make it:

  1. Just ask your child to paint the cups of the acorn.
  2. Then help them to assemble to mouse by gluing everything else together.
acorn craft mouse
Acorn craft owl

2. How to make a little acorn owl

What you need:

  • An acorn
  • Orange and yellow paper  
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue (PVA or UHU)

How to make it:

  1. Just ask your child to cut a little beak and wings from the paper. We made the beak triangle and the wings a little teardrop shape.
  2. Then help them to assemble the owl by gluing everything  together.