I might have mentioned on Facebook that we love getting out and collecting conkers at this time of year and that all we do with them is put them in a bowl so we can look at them and hope they really do keep spiders away.
The very lovely Maggy from Red Ted Art was slightly horrified when she heard this as she pointed out there are so many conker crafts you can do with a plain old conker. Unconvinced,I asked her to give me some ideas and look at what she did – she wrote a whole list of conker crafts for me and has very kindly said I can share them with you all.
I’ll hand you over to Maggy now so she can wow you with some conker awesomeness….
Oh how we do love Autumn!! And we are SO EXCITED that conker season is upon us. Conkers make a great Autumn Crafts for Preschoolers but older kids can enjoy them too! I love how smooth and shiny they are and so very very tactile. I think you can simply PLAY with conkers all day long.. but if you have a big stash and want some crafty inspiration, take a look at some of our favourite conker crafts. I can’t wait to get making again this year!
- This counting Chestnut Snake is probably one of my favourite. I don’t know what it is about it, but it just feels so nice to hold and play with. It is a great “threading” activity for younger kids and if you WISH you can turn into a counting snake to practice 1-10 or your number bonds!
- Here are some cute wiggly Chestnut Spider I do love the shiny conker in contrast to the colourful legs. Similarly turn your Conker into a horse Horse and combine with other nature finds.
- If working with toothpicks and sticks (the traditional way to make conker animals) proves too fiddly for young hands, they will love this alternative Playdouh chestnut creatures version!! Fab.
- Another favourite of mine are these Chestnut Pencil Toppers they actually last surprisingly well too!
- And of course, everyone NEEDS to learn how How to Play Conkers. A real childhood classic that we mustn’t forget. We have also added to tips to win…
- You can combine Chestnuts, Sticks and wool to make these fantastic Autumn Spider Webs. Don’t they look marvellous. Quite a “pleasing” process too.
- Finally, we have these Chestnut Streamer Toy – the pictures totally do not do them just. They are so quick to make, but even MORE FUN to play with!
PS…. If you haven’t seen our most favourite autumn crafts ***ever*** the you MUST take a peak today!
I do hope this has inspired you to go out and find some conkers of your own. Go. Collect. Come home and MAKE!!! Hopefully see you on Red Ted Art very soon!
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