Tuesday, September 1, 2009

How to Make Acorn People

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.

If they go for a boat ride in a scallop shell and

tumble out into the sea, that's okay, they float.

They can play on a wet, rocky, wave-splashed island and get their feet as wet as they want.

Now go outside and build a house for your acorn people!

If you would like to read a story about these acorn people and some snails, read the next posting.


The Magic Onions said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS POST! I love your acorn men!!! I want to play with them!
Blessings and magic.

Pussnae said...

I just love these acorn people! Just found your blog and I'm having fun reading through it. Lots of great ideas!

Farmama said...

What lovely acorn folks! I love your dolls too. Such a beautiful natural style!
Happy September to you,

Beth said...

Hi, Magic Onions, Jane, and Farmama! Thank you so much for your great comments, and I really appreciate your stopping in to visit! Beth

haddy2dogs said...

I love this post!

gardenmama said...

Hi Beth!
I love the things that you appreciate in life, nature children handmade toys... these acorn dolls are so sweet, I love that you have used the seaweed for a blanket, I can certainly imagine my children loving this! I look forward to reading your book when it comes out ; )

suzanne said...

At the sea again. I suppose you live nearby Beth. We have to travel so long to find our coastline. This is a lovely idea. One I will remember when we go to the beach. We are always looking for people to put into our beach fairy houses. You asked if we sang at our Spring festival. Yes we did. I have some lovely Waldorf music books. Song of Seasons is a good one.

Have a great Sunday. I will let you know when the bonnet arrives.
Warm regards

BirchLeaf Designs - Wendy and Mojo said...

Great post! The little acorn people look like a fun project to add to the list!

Beth said...

Hi, Gardenmama! Writing this blog is so fun because it is so easy for me to remember how to play and doing the blog gives me the opportunity to do it. My (grown) daughter helped with the acorn people post, creating the seaside cottage and coming up with the furniture and sea lettuce blankets. She is even more playful than I and seems to be able to go right back to her fairy house making days.

Beth said...

Thanks for visiting, haddy2dogs!

Beth said...

Dear Suzanne,

We do live near the beach and drive 45 minutes to an hour to get there. Every summer we learn more, explore more, and love it even more. I am writing a lot about the beach now because I know these are the last barefoot days.

Beth said...

Hi, Birchleaf designs! Thanks for stopping in and please come again!

Appleshoe said...

These are so adorable. Thank you so much Beth. We are going to the beach next year for a family reunion. I will be sure to bring buckets full of acorn people for all the kids. The best part is if some get lost they are easy to replace. I love your blog and I am so glad to have found you.

Beth said...

Hi, Appleshoe! I hope you visit again. I tried to leave a comment on your blog and I couldn't! I am very inspired by your gnome house! Beth

snow white said...

Hello, I found your blog via simple kids and made some acorn people with my toddler, we also made a town house for them to live. I an now enjoying reading through your blog. It's so full of inspiration, thank you!