7 Simple Conker Crafts for Children

7 Simple Conker Crafts for Children

Autumn is upon us which means lots of leaves, acorns and conkers are waiting to be transformed into paintings, animals and cheeky little creatures. We've rounded up 7 brilliant conker crafts for children.

Wrap up warm, go for a walk with your little explorers, collect some conkers and enjoy making these lovely and easy autumn crafts.

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1) Conker paint rolling

You will need: A few conkers, lots of sheets of paper, paint in different colours and a washing up bowl Instructions: - Place a sheet of paper in the washing up bowl and squeeze in some paint in various colours. - Throw in your conkers and get them rolling to create a painting. Our tip: try out different colours and different sized conkers to make your paintings look even more interesting
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2) Conker spiders

You will need: For each spider: a conker, a pair of googly eyes and four pipe cleaners + Glue and a small screwdriver to make a hole in the conker Instructions: - Make a hole in each conker - Cut the pipe cleaners in half to create four “legs”. - Thread the pipe cleaners through the hole to create legs. - To finish, stick on the googly eyes – your conker spider is ready. 

3) Conker snails

You will need: A conker for each snail, modelling clay in different colours Instructions: - Roll the modelling clay to create snail’s body and shape the tentacles with your fingers - Place the conker on top to create a shell

4) Conker pumpkins

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You will need: A few conkers Orange paint (regular paint should be fine, but you can use acrylic paint for better coverage) A green pipe cleaner cut into small pieces PVA glue Scissors Paintbrush Black marker Googly eyes (optional) Instructions: - Paint the conkers orange - Stick a piece of pipe cleaner on the top of your “pumpkin” to create a stem. - Draw a spooky face with a black marker – your conker pumpkins are ready for Halloween!

5) Conker monsters

You will need: A few conkers (don’t remove them from their cases – leave them a little open so that they look like an open mouth) Googly eyes Instructions: It’s probably the easiest craft idea ever. Simply collect a couple of conkers (be careful as they are quite prickly) and add googly eyes – your monsters are ready!

6) Conker bats

 You will need: Two conkers for each bat (one bigger, one smaller) Glue A piece of black craft felt Scissors Googly eyes Instructions: - Stick two conkers together with some glue - Cut wings and ears from black felt and stick them to the conkers - Add googly eyes. Your conker bats are ready!

7) Conker worm

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You will need: Lots of conkers (as many as you want, depending on the length of your worm) Top tip: find one bigger conker to create your worm’s head Googly eyes A small screwdriver or a skewer to make holes in the conkers A piece of string and a needle Instructions: - Make holes in the conkers and pull the string through them using a needle - Tie a knot at each end - Add googly eyes on the “head”. Top tip: stick your googly eyes on the non-shiny part of the conker – it holds better than the shiny part
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