Acorn people

By | August 25, 2014

Today we thought we would choose something from our Autumnal nature table to craft with. We’ve picked up hundreds of acorn caps from our local park and thought we could use them to make some little acorn people.

Acorn people

Materials you will need:
wooden peg dolls
acorn caps
acrylic paints and brush

How to make acorn gnomes:

We bought four peg dolls from our local craft shop. Then we chose some autumnal colours and painted the bodies of them. Add faces and then leave to dry.

acorn people

I used a small piece of Sugru to attach the acorn cap hats to the peg dolls and left them over night to set.


We all like our little acorn people. We still have lots of leaves left to craft with, any suggestions over what to make next?

acorn people - treading on lego

4 thoughts on “Acorn people

  1. Nanny

    How about using small leaves to make chocolate decs for the children’s cakes?

  2. Julie

    Awh, these are lovely. What a cute idea. My kids used to watch a cartoon years ago Oaky Doky or something like that, I don’t even know if it’s still on, but he was a little acorn man. (It was a long time ago so I’m probably remembering wrong, I’ll stop rambling now!)
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