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.
Source: The Imagination Tree
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.
Source: Messy Little Monster
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.
Source: The Joy of Five
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.
Source: The Lightbox
4) Conker Pumpkins
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, a paintbrush, a black marker, and googly eyes (optional).
Instructions: Paint the conkers orange. Stick a piece of pipe cleaner on the top of your “pumpkin” to create a stem. Then draw on a spooky face with a black marker or add googly eyes – your conker pumpkins are ready for Halloween!
Source: The SEN Resources Blog
5) Conker monsters
You will need: A few conkers, googly eyes, and craft feathers (optional).
Instructions: It’s probably the easiest craft idea ever. Simply collect a couple of conkers, add googly eyes, and a colourful feather – your monsters are ready!
Source: Dairy Diary
6) Conker bats
You will need: A conker for each bat, glue, a piece of black card, a white pencil, scissors, a black marker pen, or googly eyes.
Instructions: Cut the wings out of black card, draw lines on with your white pencil, and glue the conker on top. Draw on eyes with a black marker pen or add googly eyes. Your conker bats are ready!
Source: Let Them Be Small
7) Conker Caterpillar
You will need: Lots of conkers (as many as you want, depending on the length of your caterpillar), googly eyes, a small screwdriver or a skewer to make holes in the conkers, pipe cleaners, glitter glue to decorate (optional).
Instructions: Make holes in the conkers and pull the pipe cleaner through them. Twist at each end to secure. Add googly eyes on the “head”, and decorate with glitter glue.