My kids were eager to do some weeding for grandma and grandpa so they could earn a few dollars. They happened to be weeding beneath an oak tree, which is not a common tree around here. I noticed little acorn caps sprinkled around and collected as many as I could find. It's just the right season I guess, because the seeds have disconnected from them or been munched on by one critter or another. If you know of any oak trees in your area, just try browsing around beneath them to see what you might find!
These little acorns are easy to make. You clean and dry the little caps on a windowsill for a bit. Then you card some colored wool. Roll it into a tight little ball/cylinder type shape, and needle felt away. The size of your cap will determine the size of your little ball. I felted the top rather flat and a bit rounded on the edges so it could be stuffed inside the cap.
Then needle felt the bottom into a little point just like the real acorns have. Fire up the hot glue gun and put about a pea or raisin sized blob of glue in there, depending on the size of the cap. Voila! You've got an aesthetically pleasing acorn that a squirrel will go nuts over!
|She thought it was a better plan to fill the acorn caps with water like a tiny cup.|
|Yes, these are little acorns on an oak table. At least I think it's oak.|