This acorn family is fun to decorate and customize -- and then just as fun to play with. To make, collect a bunch of acorns in a variety of sizes -- turn mini acorns into babies and bigger ones into adults. Pop off each cupule “hat” and hot-glue it to a wooden ball. Then hot-glue the ball to the nut. Have the children use colored pencils or markers to draw on facial features and hair.
Round wooden balls, by Woodworks, from $1.50 for 10, craftparts.com.
To get started, watch our step-by-step tutorial below!