To make, collect a bunch of acorns in a variety of sizes — turn mini acorns into babies and bigger ones into adults. If you want to go a step further, gather leaves, branches, and other backyard materials to make an entire town.
Pop off each cupule "hat" and hot-glue it to a wooden ball.
Hot-glue the ball to the nut.
Have the children use colored pencils or markers to draw on facial features and hair. (Tip: You can make a tiny scarf using leftover yarn or twine.)