Monday, September 29, 2008

A little Fall fun.

We have acorns all over our front sidewalk. LOTS and lots of acorns.

So when I saw Emily's idea the other day, I knew right away what we could use some of the acorns for. Now I know what to do with some of those acorns!

We gathered up a bowl of them.


Then we figured out that if you throw them really hard against the sidewalk, the outer shell cracks and you can take it off easily. That was fun.

Then the real fun began.


We had some nude art going on...


Concentration. **Several people have emailed and asked about the guitar tshirt. It's from Old Navy! :) **


They decided to just drop the acorns into the paint and roll them around. Lazy, like their momma. But smart too, right?


We decorated them with Sharpie markers.


So proud.


And now they happily line the bookshelf indoors.


(I had green pipe cleaner we were going to make curly q's and attach for the stem, but we didn't get to it and the kids thought they were just fine without.)

And this guy made a scheduled spooky appearance as we were making our pumpkins. Just in time!


Fun fun!

16 comments:

Debra said...

Thats a very clever idea!! The kids looked like they were having fun....happy kids equal happy momma!! LOL

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Art By MAR said...

Very creative! Looks like your kids had fun. I will have to pass this on to my neighbor who has hundreds of acorns in her yard.

Lauren said...

oh that is so fun! I love that guitar shirt, too. :)

dandyapple said...

Those are just about the cutest things I have ever seen! We go all out for Halloween, here. and have acorns out the wazoo I am sooo using your idea!

Paper Girl Productions said...

Looks like a ton of fun! So cute!
btw, I really like that guitar tee...where did you get it?! Drop by and let me know if you can!!

SewMuchDetail said...

Oh I love these, what an adorable idea! Your children are all sew precious!

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

What an adorable and fun craft for the kiddo's. Good idea! Oh and wait until you see the furry little friend that made his way into my basement the other night. It was a spider the size of my big toe and when I say he was furry - I mean he was furry. EEEWWWWWW!
Hugs, Angie
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Brandy said...

Looks like such a fun Halloween project! We don't get acorns that size around here or I might make some of my own. You could also make them into little ghosties or Frankenstein heads. Spoooky.

fly tie said...

yeah that was a pretty neat idea. and ya can't beat creating art int he nude.

*had to cover screen with hand and scroll down soon as i saw the hint of a spider web coming. major arachnophobia over here*

ha ha!

One Wired Woman said...

Fun stuff!! Great idea... I may need to get out the paint for my youngest. He loves projects like this. :) ~Jill :)

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Cute idea! I'll be doing this with my kids fo sho!

meg duerksen said...

very nice!
my kids would like this. we still have the 10,000 in my flower beds i could use too!

man i hate those things. and in my back yard this year our stupid walnut tree decided become fertile. there are hundreds of BIG round green walnuts all over the back yard now.

and soon the leaves will fall.

it's a good thing trees are pretty. :)
i sound like a cranky old man.

meg duerksen said...

very nice!
my kids would like this. we still have the 10,000 in my flower beds i could use too!

man i hate those things. and in my back yard this year our stupid walnut tree decided become fertile. there are hundreds of BIG round green walnuts all over the back yard now.

and soon the leaves will fall.

it's a good thing trees are pretty. :)
i sound like a cranky old man.

jennifer said...

LOVE this! They look so intent on what they are doing!

Icky spider.

Jen

Anonymous said...

Those are so cute! What a great mother you are to find fun and creative things for your kids to do!

S.