6 Fun Facts About Acorns for Kids
An acorn is the fruit of the oak tree and is considered nuts. They can grow 1-6cm long and 0-,8-4cm broad.
It takes the tree 6-24 months to mature its acorns.
Many different animals, small to large, eat acorns. Birds, squirrels, mice, pigs, bears, and deer for example.
But acorns can also be dangerous for other animals. They contain tannin which is toxic to certain animals such as horses.
These and more fun facts about acorns can be found here.
Can Humans Eat Acorns?
Raw acorns are considered unsafe to eat due to their tannins. Tannin is toxic if consumed in high amounts.
However, you can remove tannins by boiling or soaking the acorns.
After the tannins are removed, acorns are perfectly edible and full of nutrients like iron and manganese.
They taste really well roasted or can be turned into flour.
To look more into those and more facts about acorns, go have a look here.
Free Acorn Template Printables
Acorn Cut Out Materials
6 Easy Acorn Craft Ideas
1. Acorn Coloring Pages
But if you are tired of just coloring the acorns the same old plain way, you could also try salt painting.
You didn’t know? Yes, you can paint with the help of salt. Here is our full Salt Painting Guide for you.
2. Acorn Stencils
Our most loved painting technique for stencils is using an old toothbrush. With the help of watercolors, you can create the most wonderful acorn artwork.
You can find the full instructions and complete Toothbrush Technique Guide here.
By the way, acorn stencil projects are also ideal for greeting cards. I even have a great list of matching October Quotes for you here.
3. Fall Acorn Garland
We love to decorate our house for every season new.
Why not use your acorns and turn them into an adorable acorn garland?
Don’t they look adorable?
You simply have to paint them first, then trill and turn them into a fun acorn garland for fall.
4. Acorn People
They are super cute but not difficult to make.
We always make several and my daughter is gifting them to her friends, but this craft also makes an adorable fall birthday party craft.
5. Tea Set out of Acorns
You could even match them with our easy Teapot Templates and craft away.
6. Acorn Mouse
Our last acorn craft idea is turning them into mice. In general, my children love to turn fall fruits into animals, do yours too?
These acorn mice are super adorable and make a cute fall window decoration in your house. What do you think?
7. Acorn Template Outline
There are many things you can turn our acorn template outlines in. The first thing I can think about is turning them into a fall card or using them as an invitation for your next autumn gathering.
Print them on thick paper and use the back for your invitation text or maybe some matching quotes.
For example, check out these adorable fall quotes.
- “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus
- “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte
- “They tell you to turn into a new leaf and then complain about your faded color.” – Nitya Prakash
- “I’ve seen a jillion miracles. They’re all around. Every green leaf is a miracle.” – Jimmy Dean
- “Each leaf tells us a story. The story of its struggle. The struggle against the storms that it faces in life.” – Avijeet Das
See the full list of fall lists here.