How to Make a Simple Cardboard Acorn Craft

cardboard acorn craft

Celebrate fall by making this simple cardboard acorn craft. Just grab a recycled cardboard box and old magazine and you’re ready to go! This is a fun project for older toddlers, preschoolers and elementary kids. Just follow the directions below!

cardboard acorn craft for kids

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Supplies for Cardboard Acorn Craft


  1. First, use a Cricut or download the free acorn template.
  2. Next, cut out the template then trace on recycled cardboard.
  3. Use scissors to cut out the cardboard acorn.
  4. Have your child use safety scissors to cut different shades of brown pictures from magazines. Your child can also use their fingers to tear the pages.
  5. Finally, glue the dark brown pictures on the top part of the acorn then light brown for the bottom.

My 3 year old had so much fun gluing the magazine pieces on the acorn. We talked about the shape and color of his art project. We also worked on counting. You can make multiple acorns and create a garland or hang on your refrigerator door.

cardboard acorn craft

Check out this mini tutorial on my Instagram page! Also, tag me if you make this craft with your family. I would love to see your cardboard acorn craft.

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