Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Little acorn people

I was asked to bring a simple game to an upcoming Harvest Party. My kids, who are quite obviously "deprived," still enjoy the old-fashioned pastime of dropping clothespins through the mouth of a bottle.

For our fall twist, we're turning clothespins into little acorn people and dropping them into a pumpkin.

This activity has entertained them three-fold: an all-afternoon hunt for acorn caps, the subsequent mess of glue at the kitchen table, and finally, the game itself. Dollar Tree sells a 20-pack of wooden clothespins for $1.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

These would also be great for tabletop clothespin bowling. Our cub scouts love this with clothes pins and tennis balls.

nannykim said...

cute idea!

thehomespunheart said...

This is a lovely idea!

Anonymous said...

yay for "deprived" children : ) Such a cute craft. I am still amazed that Hide-n-Seek keeps my pre-teen and teen happy when visitors come over.

deb meyers

JoyFULLWifeMom said...

I love this!

Chrissy

Alicia said...

This is so cute - I love fall party ideas for kids that are inexpensive, easy, and worth saving.

Homemaker05 said...

I hope you don't mind but I've borrowed your idea for a napkin ring craft! I've pointed your way too!

Thanks for the idea!