7 Brilliant Conker Craft Ideas For Autumn


Autumn means lots of nature items to create your very own seasonal crafts. Leaves, acorns and conkers are waiting to be transformed into paintings, animals and cheeky little creatures.

Are you and your muddy gang ready for autumn conker crafting? Go for a walk with your little explorers and you’ll see these little shiny guys everywhere! Go bonkers with conkers and enjoy making these lovely and easy autumn crafts. Here are our favourite conker craft ideas to make with your children.

7 conker craft ideas for autumn

1) Conker paint rolling

What you’ll need:

You’ll need a couple of conkers, lots of sheets of paper, some 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 even more interesting!

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2) Conker spiders

What you’ll need:

For each spider: a conker, a pair of googly eyes and four pipe cleaners

Glue, 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 the googly eyes – your conker spider is ready!

 

3) Conker snails

What you’ll need:

A conker for each snail, plasticine in different colours

Instructions:

Roll the plasticine 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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What you’ll need:

A couple of conkers

Orange paint (regular kids paint should be fine, but you can use acrylic paint for better coverage)

A green pipe cleaner cut into small pieces

PVA glue

Black marker

Instructions:

Paint your 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

 

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What you’ll need:

A couple of conkers (don’t remove them from their cases – leave them a little open so that it looks 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 (and scary!)

6) Conker bats

What you’ll 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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What you’ll 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 the conkers 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