My boyfriend Duane came over to my house with a big bag of acorns! Yay!
We were going to paint them, so he collected them for us. But first I had to get them
prepped and ready for painting. I put them into a colander in my kitchen sink and rinsed
them with water, washing off any dirt and mud. Next I towel dried them and spread
them all out on a large cookie sheet (use one that has a lip, such as a jelly roll pan) and
I baked them in a warm oven at 200 degrees for at 30-60 minutes to dry them out.
Once I turned off the oven, I let the acorns sit in the oven to cool.
When we were ready to paint our acorns, we covered the table with
newspaper and put the acorns in a big bowl.
We didn't use any fancy supplies. I had some acrylic paints on hand
in a variety of colors, so we used those, along with a variety of craft
paint brushes. A plate or piece of cardboard serves as a great palette.
Glasses go on to paint, and off when he starts taking photos!
The easiest acorns to paint were the ones that had a little bit of stem.
That gave you a place to hold them!
But we still got paint all over our hands :)
I found that you need a pretty steady hand to avoid getting paint on
the acorn cap! (the cap is top part of the acorn)
Once we painted the acorns, we placed them onto a piece of
wax paper and set them aside to dry.
I think we both agreed that the turquoise ones were pretty awesome!
Check out our way cool acorns!
"Hey that one turned out awesome!"
Once they dry you can coat them with modge podge or another sealant.
We used the toothpick to try and swirl around the
paint on a few of them.
I found that if you paint them orange they look like pumpkins!
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