Acorn Cap Jewels

Acorn Cap Jewels

I love the natural art materials the earth provides in the Fall--including acorn caps. My daughter and I have been having a great time making all sorts of things with them, including tiny acorn cap candles, felted wool balls with acorn caps on them, and little fairy acorn caps for hats. This time we created acorn cap “jewels.”

Ages:
3 - 7
Est. Time:
2+ hours

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. acorn caps
  2. glue
  3. markers
  4. play-dough clay
  1. Color the acorn caps with markers. Place them securely in the play dough. 

  2. Fill the caps with glue, then set them aside for about 48 hours. My daughter was very excited to check on them periodically over these days and watch the colors begin to show through the drying glue. 

  3. Once they were all dry, they looked like vibrant, shining jewels! We’ve had lots of fun playing with them. They’ve become jewels for indoor and outdoor treasure hunts, “money” in my daughter’s store-related play, and tokens used in our own game of memory (flip them upside down and try to match the colors and remember where they were--if you want to play this, be sure to make two of each color.)