The Mini Mes have been gathering conkers every day on the way home from school. They generally get plonked in the front garden in the flower pots (or hidden in money boxes in their bedrooms like treasure until they turn green) but I started to wonder what else could be done with them. There is of course the traditional method of roasting them, threading a shoelace through the centre and smashing them in a game but I decided to opt for something a little more cute for some imaginative play....
You will need:
Googly Eyes/pompoms and a pen
- Ensure the conkers you have are small enough to fit inside your match box before decorating.
- Use the glue to attach whatever fabric you wish to the conkers - we used some felt off-cuts from our craft box to wrap around the top of each conker and then cut other pieces into wings and polka dots.
- Add eyes - we used small pompoms and a felt tip pen but you can use googly eyes too
- Decorate the match box - I found some nature paper which I felt was perfect to glue around the box but feel free to use whatever materials you have. Paint it if you like. We also filled the match box with some green paper to represent grass.
|Minxy decided to transfer hers to a slightly bigger home which we got from Yellow Moon|
Have you been creative this Autumn?
How do you use conkers?
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