Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mommy and Me Activity - Acorn Necklace

As promised, here are some pictures of an acorn activity we completed together!  If you only have boys at home and really wanted to do this activity - by all means, DO IT!  Grab the chance to teach them a lesson about being unselfish, chivalrous, etc. by having them make one for grandma or a cousin or a friend or a woman at church.  You get the idea!  :)


ACORN NECKLACE:

You will need:  acorns, buttons, thread or jewelry wire, and a hot glue gun.


HOW TO:

1. Make sure your acorn tops are secure.  If not, hot glue or super glue them to the acorn body. 

2.  Wrap some wire/thread as tightly as you can around the acorn stems.  Hot glue or super glue it in place and make a loop with the other end (this is how you will hang the acorn on your necklace UNLESS you are handy with a drill).


3.  Lay out your buttons and acorns as you would like them to look on the necklace - patterned or otherwise.

4.  Thread your necklace and tie it closed - you're done!  :)  If you are using jewelry wire, check for sharp ends when you cut it.  You may want to consider putting hot glue on the ends to keep it from poking your child's neck.

Consider making matching necklaces if you are doing this with your daughter and wearing them out somewhere together!  :)


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11 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle, these are so cute! I'm planning on doing a round-up of acorn crafts on my blog in the next couple of weeks and would love to feature this. Please let me know if this would be ok? http://mycreativefamily.blogspot.com

    P.S. I love your blog!

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  2. My little one would love this. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  3. We are really into acorns right now at my house. My 3 year old picks up about 20 a day! I find them all over the house ;) I'd love for you to link up at my party and share with my readers if you have a chance. http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/10/taking-timeout-thursday-link-party-no-1.html

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  4. This is adorable! My two oldest are boys so I love your idea of having them make one for Grandma.

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  5. Those are so clever! Thanks for linking up to Living Life Intentionally Linky Party!

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  6. Visiting from LLI LInky Party. These are ADORBALE! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. So so so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing this at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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  8. I featured you today at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

    Congrats!! Feel free to stop on by and grab a button if you'd like.

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  9. Very cute and fun craft! Thanks for sharing the idea!!

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  10. What a pretty way to use acorns! My daughter would have so much fun with this. I am finding that this time of year is tricky to find nice whole acorns - must be our squirrels are working overtime;) Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell this week.

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