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.

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Materials for the Black Glue Acorn Craft

  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Black Glue
  • Scissors

How to make the black glue acorn 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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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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  1. I made black glue by adding black tempera paint to my half full bottle of Elmer’s glue.

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