Fall Acorn Craft

Like an acorn, I may seem little,
But God’s love helps me grow.
Someday I’ll be just like a tree,
Reaching as high as I can go!

Add some fall decor to your homeschool and have fun with your child making this adorable acorn suncatcher craft. Best of all, this easy craft is made from materials you likely already have around the home, and it’s a colorful way recycle some of your old crayons!

Supplies
Wax paper
Bits of leftover crayons
Hand grater or crayon sharpener
Old newspaper
Warm iron
Scissors
Brown construction paper
Black marker
Printed poem (optional)

Instructions
1. Create crayon shavings from your leftover crayons. The easy way is to use a crayon sharpener. The less kid-friendly way is to use a hand grater.

2. Place one piece of wax paper onto an old piece of newspaper and sprinkle with shavings. Then, place a second piece of paper on top.

3. On a low setting without steam, gentry press your warm iron on top of your wax paper and crayon shaving “sandwich.” The crayons should melt quickly. (You may want to place an additional piece of newspaper over the wax paper to protect your iron from melted crayon.)

4. Once your project is dry, cut the wax paper into the acorn/shield shape. (The top will be a straight line).

5. Create the cupule of the acorn by using the brown construction paper to cut out a football shape that includes the stalk at the top.

6. Use your black marker to draw crisscrossing lines to create the acorn’s scales.

7. Glue the cupule to your suncatcher and add the inspiration poem if desired!

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