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    Acorn Handprint Craft

    Acorn Handprint Craft

    My daughter is obsessed with acorns! She loves collecting the nuts any time that she finds one outside. For a recent autumn craft, my kids and I made some fun autumn acorns with our handprints.


    • Light brown and dark brown nontoxic paint
    • Blank paper
    • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
    • Cotton ball
    • Paintbrush


    1. Pour some light brown paint onto the cardboard.
    2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of light brown paint on your child’s hand.
    3. Press light brown handprints onto the paper.
    4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
    5. After the light brown handprints dry, pour some dark brown paint onto the cardboard.
    6. Use a paintbrush to paint the acorn capule and stem at the wrist of each handprint.

    Finished Acorn Handprint Craft

    For another fun acorn craft, try my A Is for Acorn Paper Plate Craft. For more autumn handprint crafts, try my Paper Handprint Turkey Craft, Turkey Handprint Craft, Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint-Footprint Craft, and T Is for Turkey Handprint Craft.

    Image Credits

    Acorn Handprint Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Finished Acorn Handprint Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson

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