Make some acorn people to live in your fairy houses and sand castles. They are more durable and waterproof than many indoor dolls and toy people, and they seem to belong in natural settings.
Collect some cork stoppers (or wine corks) and some freshly fallen acorns with caps.
Sand the pointy acorn tip down by rubbing it on a rock. If you still have trouble seating the acorn flat on the cork, use a dinner knife to press a little depression into the top of the cork. Glue the pieces together using a water proof glue.
These acorn people live in a seaside cottage. Because they are waterproof they can sleep in their mussel shell beds using wet sea lettuce as blankets.
They can play on a wet, rocky, wave-splashed island and get their feet as wet as they want.
If you would like to read a story about these acorn people and some snails, read the next posting.