Each year, we visit an orchard in our area. It's been a tradition since my husband and I got married over 20 years ago. They have everything from hayrides, apple slinging, animal feeding, face painting for kids, lots of food, fall decorations for the home, pumpkin and other fruit picking, and several different kid activities. Usually we take our kids' friends with us, but this year it was just the four of us. We enjoyed the time together and was able to go early. This orchard gets very crowded starting around lunch.
This year, while walking around the orchard feeding the animals, we found some acorns and their tops on the ground. It gave me an idea, why not make acorn mime people? It's so easy and is a great Mommy/Daddy and child craft project. Here is how I made them.
First, I spray painted these acorns whites. It took some time to dry. But definitely needed a second coat. The spray paint I used was a little old and because of that it made the paint a little thicker on the acorn. I didn't mind it, but when I drew on the face, I noticed it would smudge a little.
Then I spray painted the tops black. It needed to dry for at least 2 hours.
I used black and pink permanent markers to add to the face. Fine tip is best but medium worked too. Then with a hot glue gun I added eyes and hair to my first one to see how it looked. My daughter said it looked scary. So I only did one. The hat(beret) was attached with a hot glue gun as well.
Here is the finished product. What do you think?
It was fun to make and didn't take a lot of time. What is your favorite craft project with found items? Please leave a comment below.
Here is some great pictures we took from the orchard for you to enjoy and share.
If you are looking for an orchard in the Eastern Pennsylvania area, here is their link.
I love these!!! What a great preschool activity. I'm adding it to my Pinterest and Facebook page. Thank you, Sabrina
I do not have kids, so probably will not make anything like this.
But, I will admit they are cute, and I liked the pictures of the orchard.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
Rose M Griffith
These are super cute! We have a dearth of acorns this year. The squirrels and chipmunks are on a tear collecting them (and burying them in my flower beds!) before I get my hands on them.
However, I know the Mom I'm going to share this with.
We have Sweet Gum Pod trees in our front yard. Zillions of them. A few years ago I painted a bunch red and green and each Christmas, I put them in a big vase that I wrap with lights. It's my only way to make friends with these buggers!
That sounds really cute. Thanks for leaving a comment.
Very cool project. The acorns look like 3-D emojis.
When the boys were still all at home we used to do things like decorate for Halloween and what not and I could have used these ideas then. Now with no children at home and grandchildren all to far away to do crafts with them, we no longer bother. I do like how orchards and farmers have opened up their properties for different occassions - lot of work goes into that.
Oh my! Those are adorable! What a clever use for acorns! The orchard looks like great fun and what a great way to spend the day with the family. I don't really have a favorite craft project, though. But I love looking at others!
My daughter enjoys arts and crafts and is always making one thing or another - a moving picture book, mobile phone case, a walkie talkie...........
I love the halloween cans!
Cute acorn mime people. Not sure if I am a fan but crafty.
What a wonderful project Sabrina! I love craft projects and this looks like it would be easy and so much fun. Thanks for the inspiration!