Making Acorn Beads

It’s been in the 80’s lately and not feeling too autumnal but cooler weather is on the way.

I noticed some huge acorns outside on our walk the other day and I forgot about a little craft I had not made in a long time: acorn beads.

I posted my bead on instagram and a couple people asked me about them so I thought I’d share a quick post on how to do it. It’s super a simple fall craft and can be made without any special materials.

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While the woods and streams already provide lots of entertainment, making acorn beads is one of those mindless activities great for conversation or passing the time.

First, you have to gather up your acorns. Nice big fat ones work best.

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Rub the outside on a rough rock (asphalt or concrete path actually works best). Rub both ends just enough to expose the soft nut on the inside.

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Then use a sharp stick (you can sharpen one on the asphalt too if you need) and start digging out the nut.

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Keep working until you make it all the way through.

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Once you’ve made it through the middle¬†you’re done! String the beads on a necklace, paint them or decorate with them.

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Have fun making your beads!