10 Acorn Preschool Crafts for the Best Fall Ever

| Last Updated: August 23, 2022

Acorn crafts are the perfect way to get your preschoolers excited for fall! Here are ten of our favorite acorn crafts that are sure to bring a smile to your little ones’ faces. From toadstool acorn to acorn art, these crafts are sure to be a hit with your class! So gather up those acorns and get ready for some fall fun!

We hope you enjoy these acorn crafts with your preschoolers!

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This is a great way to get your child’s creativity flowing. With easy-to-follow instructions, your child will be able to create their very own masterpiece in no time!  Not only is this a fun activity for your child, but it is also a great way to bond with them and create lasting memories.

Coloring | Shapes | Fine Motor Skills

1. Your Thumbprint Acorn Art

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Acorn art is a great way to get your kids excited about fall! Not only is it a fun and easy activity, but it also helps them learn about colors and shapes. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to talk about the changing seasons.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Construction paper
  • Brown markers
  • Orange & Brown acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush

Use a flat brush to apply a mix of brown and orange paint to their thumb. To make the thumbprint, press the thumb onto construction paper as soon as possible. To make one acorn, you need two thumbprints. It will be really interesting in creating various sizes of acorns. 

Once the thumbprints had dried completely, reapply the flat brush to the Acorn caps and painted them in a “C” stroke. You may draw a C-shaped acorn cap for your young children and have them fill it in with color. Draw two lines on top and one line on the bottom. You may use markers instead of paintbrushes if you like.

To add appeal to your adorable Thumbprint Acorn Art, use a marker to create criss-cross strokes on the acorn cap. And your handiwork is complete.

Visit Teaching Expertise for more acorn crafts and activities.

Colors | Fine Motor Skills | Creativity

2. Brightly Colored Toadstool Acorn

This is such a fun and easy activity for preschoolers! They will love finding the perfect acorn to make their little toadstool. And you can teach them a few things along the way too. Here are three aspects of learning that your child will get from this activity: colors, fine motor skills, and creativity.

So gather up your supplies and get ready to have some fun! This is an activity that your child will surely enjoy. And you might even have some fun too!


  • an assortment of acorns with caps
  • red paint
  • white paint
  • paint brushes (one should be a very fine brush for the spots)
  • glue gun


  1. Paint the acorn bodies red or white (or any color your child wants). Let them dry.
  2. Paint the acorn caps red or white (or any color your child wants). Let them dry.
  3. Glue the acorn caps onto the acorn bodies.
  4. Paint spots on the toadstools (this is where the fine brush comes in handy). Let them dry.
  5. That’s it! Your child now has their very own brightly colored toadstool acorn. Enjoy!

As you can see, this is a very easy and fun activity that your preschoolers can do to help them learn about colors and nature. Not to mention, it’s a great way to spend some time outdoors! So gather up those acorns and get started on making some of these Brightly Colored Toadstool Acorns today!

You can check out other acorn crafts in Kids Love WHAT.

Fine Motor Skills | Nature | Creativity

3. Beautiful Pom Pom Acorn Tree

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This is such a fun and easy craft for kids! It’s perfect for preschoolers who are just learning about the fall season. With just a few supplies, you can create a beautiful Pom Pom Acorn Tree that will be perfect for decoration or playtime.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Acorns
  • Pom poms
  • Pipe tree


To make the Pom Pom Acorn Tree, simply glue the acorns and pom poms onto the pipe tree. That’s it! Your child can now enjoy their very own Pom Pom Acorn Tree.

This craft is a great way for kids to learn about the fall season and have fun at the same time. With just a few supplies, they can create their own Pom Pom Acorn Tree that they can be proud of.

Pipe trees, pom poms, and acorns are not only fun to play with but also great for learning.

This craft is also a great way for your child to use their imagination and be creative! They can make their Pom Pom Acorn Tree however they want, and it’s sure to be a blast.

See more at Hello, Wonderful.

Painting | Fine Motor Skills | Imagination

4. Handmade Acorn Peg Dolls

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These acorn peg dolls are the perfect way to get your little ones excited about fall! All you need are some acorn caps, wooden peg dolls, brown liquid watercolor paint, paintbrushes, a glue gun with glue sticks, and paint pens.

To start, have your child paint the wooden peg doll with the brown liquid watercolor paint. Once the paint is dry, glue the acorn cap to the top of the peg doll using the glue gun. Finally, use the paint pens to add any final details, like eyes and a mouth.

Your child will love playing with their very own acorn peg doll! And who knows, maybe they’ll even want to make a few more to add to their collection. So get creative and have fun!

Visit Rhythms of Play for more details about this activity.

Painting | Outdoor | Fine Motor Skills

5. Natural Acorn Frame

Acorn caps are the perfect size for turning into picture frames! Just add a little paint and glue, and you’ve got a cute fall craft for your preschooler.

To make this acorn frame, you’ll need:

  • Acorn caps
  • Picture frame
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue

Start by painting the acorn caps. You can use any color you like, or even paint them in a pattern. Once the paint is dry, glue the acorns around the outside of the frame. That’s it! Now you’ve got a cute and unique frame for your favorite photo.

This is a great activity for the fall. It is a fun way to decorate your home with a homemade acorn frame. The steps are easy to follow and the results are beautiful. You may also share this wonderful idea!

Looking for this fall craft ideas? Check out the post on Crafts by Amanda. Happy crafting!

Recycling | Creativity | Fine Motor Skills

6. Creative Egg Carton Acorn

This is such a fun and easy craft for the kids! All you need is an egg carton, scissors, some paint, a paintbrush, and some glue.

To make your acorn, start by painting the egg carton brown. Then, cut out one of the cups from the egg carton. This will be your acorn top.

Next, glue the acorn top to the strap, and then glue the whole thing to the egg carton.

Your acorn is now complete! Hang it up as part of your fall decorations, or give it away as a gift. Either way, your kids are sure to love this cute little craft!

What a fun and easy way to decorate for fall, or give a cute little gift! This acorn craft is sure to be a hit with the kids. Thanks for sharing, Egg Carton Acorn! We can’t wait to try it out!

If you liked this post, be sure to check out other fall crafts for kids! We’ve got plenty of great ideas to keep the little ones busy.

You can see the full details here for this craft, Still Playing School.

Outdoor | Nature | Fine Motor Skills

7. Fall Acorn Wreath

This activity is perfect for a chilly fall day! It’s also a great way to teach your little ones about acorns and how they grow.

To make this acorn wreath, you’ll need:

  • Acorns
  • Thick cardboard
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Ribbon

First, cut a circular piece of cardboard out. This will be the base of your wreath. Next, start gluing acorns to the cardboard. You can make patterns with the acorns or just glue them on randomly. Once you’ve covered the entire piece of cardboard, let the glue dry.

Then, take a length of ribbon and tie it around the wreath. Hang your new acorn wreath on a door or wall, and enjoy the fall season!

The possibilities are endless! So get creative and have fun with your little ones this Fall season. Happy crafting!

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Creativity | Visual Perceptual Skills | Independence

8. Acorn Comic Figures

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What better way to ring in the Fall season than by making some fun and festive acorn crafts with your little ones! These acorn crafts are perfect for preschoolers and are a great way to get them excited about all of the wonderful things that autumn has to offer.

To make these acorn crafts, you will need:

  • Acorns
  • Matchsticks or toothpicks
  • Clay
  • A pen


Using the clay, mold a small acorn shape. This will be the body of your acorn figure. Next, take the matchstick or toothpick and insert it into the top of the acorn body. This will be the acorn’s stem. Finally, use the pen to add a face to your acorn figure. You can make them as silly or as serious as you like!

Now that you have made your acorn figures, it’s time to have some fun with them! Here are a few ideas:

  • Hide them around the house or yard and have a treasure hunt to find them all
  • Use them as puppets and put on a show
  • Have a race to see who can build the tallest acorn tower

What other ideas do you have for acorn crafts? You may check out our this Fall craft here, The Family Handyman.

Fine Motor Skills | Creativity | Independence

9. Adorable Acorn Bracelet

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Are you looking for some fun and festive Fall crafts to do with your kids? If so, you’ll want to check out this adorable acorn bracelet craft! It’s perfect for little ones, and it’s a great way to teach them about the changing seasons. 

Plus, it’s just so darn cute! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fresh green acorns
  • A big needle
  • Ribbon

To make the bracelet, simply thread the acorns onto the ribbon. That’s it! It’s that easy. But the end result is something truly special and unique. This bracelet would make a great gift for a friend or loved one, or you could even keep it for yourself.

So what are you waiting for? Get those acorns and start crafting! Your kids (and you!) will love it! And it’s the perfect way to celebrate the best season of the year. Fall is here, and it’s time to get crafty!

What other Fall crafts are you doing with your kids this year? We’d love to hear about them! 

And be sure to check out this Fall craft at Red Ted Art.

Color Recognition | Painting | Shape

10. Make Your Acorn Suncatcher

This is a great acorn suncatcher craft for preschoolers! All you need are some foil tins, paper, and fall paint colors.

To make your acorn suncatcher, start by painting the paper with your fall colors. Once the paint is dry, cut out shapes from the paper. You can use any shape you like! We used leaves, but you could also do pumpkins, acorns, or even suns.

After you have cut out your shapes, it’s time to decorate the foil tins. You can glue the shapes onto the tins, or you can just place them inside. Once you’re finished, your acorn suncatcher is ready to hang up and enjoy! Thanks for crafting with us!

Check out the details of Acorn Suncatcher by visiting Play to Learn Preschool.


We hope you enjoyed our list of acorn crafts for preschoolers. Acorn crafts are the perfect way to get your preschooler excited for fall. With a little help from you, they can make some amazing creations that will be sure to impress their friends and family. So what are you waiting for? Get crafting!

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