Trevor has always been a collector, specifically of nature items such as rocks, pine cones, feathers, oak galls, and acorns. Lots and lots of acorns. Not long after we made the acorn napkin rings, Trevor discovered that the trees by the field where he plays soccer had just started dropping acorns by the thousands. He happily gathered up a few hundred to take home.
He was fascinated by how different the two types of acorns looked. The one on the left is the type I collected near his school to make the napkin rings. The one on the right is from the soccer field.
We decided to make a wreath. We took a cheap paper plate, cut off the outside edge, and then cut out the center. This left us with a basic wreath shape.
And then we used the glue gun to attach the acorns around the perimeter. I operated the glue gun and Trevor placed the acorns. While he is extremely responsible and very cautious, I don't think at 5 he is old enough to operate a glue gun yet. That was fine with him.