while looking for chestnut-related crafts i had found this cute idea. i really thought we would go for chestnut bugs, but then i remembered how fascinated the little man had been upon watching a rainworm in the park last sunday. in addition, the junebug had gotten a wooden toy in the shape of a worm that he was interested in as well. most of all, i really wanted to use up as many chestnuts as possible. so, instead of making chestnut necklaces (maybe next time!), we made a worm.
this is what you need:
• as many chestnuts as you like to make a worm of the desired length, plus one bigger one for the head
• a pair of craft eyes to glue on
• something to "drill" through the chestnuts, i used a large nail
• string or yarn, and a blunt needle
the little man enjoyed pulling the yarn through the chestnuts with a needle, mama's job was the drilling.
i'm thinking of taking it a step further next time and make a chestnut octopus :) but for now here he is, our chestnut-worm!
would you like some more fall/autumn project ideas for kids?
here are additional nature crafts:
• making leaf art in fall - creative fun for all ages
• waxing leaves - make the fall colors last in your home