These easy acorn sailboats make the perfect kid’s craft any afternoon.
- Hot glue gun and extra glue
- Gauze or another fabric with lots of texture
- Large acorn tops
- Skewers or toothpicks
- Wire cutters
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- First, plug in your hot glue gun. I would recommend using a mini size for more precision since you’ll be dealing with small parts like the acorn tops and toothpicks.
- Next, cut your toothpicks into various lengths with your wire cutters, ranging from 0.75″-1.5″. These will eventually be your sail masts.
- Then, cut your fabric into various sized triangles. These will be you acorn sails. You can cut extras and add multiple to a sailboat.
- Add a small dot of hot glue to the center of the inside of you acorn tops, and attach the skewer piece. Hold it for a few seconds to make sure it dried straight.
- Finally, add glue to your acorn sailboat mast and attach the triangle of fabric. Now you have your sails. I made mine in mixed sizes and added a double sail for a more whimsical look.
These would be fun for kids to play within a sensory bin, or just as a simple toy where their imaginations can run wild. There’s something a little magical about simple, nature-inspired crafts that adds charm to your day.
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