Fall is the season of acorns, leaves, and pumpkins. If you are ready for fall before fall is ready for you, or if you happen to live in a place without the dramatic visitation of fall colors, you can make your own fall by creating this black glue acorn. This craft is super simple, which makes it perfect for the classroom or to do with other large groups of children. Each child should be given a bottle of black glue and the acorn cutout before starting, to save time and to focus on the gluing stage of this project. In just a few minutes, the black glue will transform your paper into an art piece that looks similar to stained glass.

This black glue acorn fine-motor craft for kids is a great fall activity! Experiment with the black glue for a fun fall craft.


Black glue is a fun twist on regular glue. It makes any art project look more like stained glass. We used black glue to make this acorn for fall!

Black glue isn’t available in all stores. I couldn’t find it in any of my local stores (you can get it on Amazon). So, instead of not doing this craft, I just added black food coloring to my regular white school glue. If you do the same, make sure you shake it up a lot (it mixes easier if the bottle isn’t full) before using it.

Draw the outline of an acorn onto a piece of brown card stock paper. Cut out with scissors.

Use black glue to outline the edge of the acorn.

Use the glue to draw a textured pattern on the surface of the acorn’s cap.

Wait for the glue to dry.

Display as-is, or you can glue the acorn to another piece of paper for bigger contrast.

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