This week we went to a beautiful local park where there are these huge old horse chestnut trees. I love these trees in autumn as they produce and release the famous conker. The tree that we went to had hundreds of conkers scattered on the ground.
My children loved picking them up especially the ones which were still in their casing. There is something very special when opening up a conker case and seeing that shining seed sitting inside. We even planted several around the park as we didn’t want to take them and not help the future of the Horse Chestnut tree.
I wanted to do some fun activities with the conkers that we had collected. This is one of several activities that I ill be posting about this week. Conker rolling art is now our favourite craft to do. Both my 4 year old and 1 year old enjoy this activity and the results are wonderful.
We used autumn coloured paints to fit in with our autumn themed craft week.
List of equipment needed:
Conkers (cleaned and dried)
A tub that fits the A4 paper
Place a piece of paper in the bottom of the tub.
Dip each conker in each colour of paint.
Then move the tub about to encourage the conkers to roll all around the paper.
Once finished you can wash the conkers and use them again.