Oh my goodness...the sweet little acorn toadstools I made in May just sparked my imagination...
I started to think about entire villages of little acorn toadstool people, with acorn toadstools dazzling the laneways...you're going to get pretty sick of acorn toadstool crafts by the time I'm done with you!!!
So...to make these sweet little peeps...you will need:
acorns with caps
small wooden beads
paint, (red, white, black)
glue gun & glue
First paint your acorn tops red with white spots...let them dry
Get some small beads and paint on little faces...I put my beads on a knitting needle and balanced it on a mason jar for the painting part. If you want to add hair you can do that too...let them dry thoroughly.
Next, using your glue gun, attach the bead head to the acorn...the pointy side will be pointing up...
if it doesn't stand properly, use a free standing belt sander or sand paper to make the bottom even.
Glue on your acorn cap/toadstool hat...
At this point, if you want add a little felt robe...after all, your little people might get a case of the chills whilst out on an adventure!
Here is the back view of the robe...basically I took a bit of wool felt, cut out a cape shape and glue gunned it to my little acorn people!
These are super sweet...I have little toadstool acorn EVERYTHINGS all over my house...I have to say, put about 10 of these together, and put them on a window ledge and they look positively charming! I'm also thinking...add a hook eye to the top and you have a sweet little ornament!
Of course...you could also let the children play with them...for a little while ;)
I would NOT recommend you give these to little little folks...they are quite fragile and would definately be a choking hazard!
With spotty, dotty, toadstool LOVE