One of our favourite things to do in Autumn is collecting conkers. (Or Horse Chestnuts, as some of you might call them.)
They start appearing in our home right at the beginning of October,
they fall out of coat pockets, appear in the fridge & on windowsills
and even in our shoes.
Even though I do love them almost as much as my little one’s ,
there are a lot of them, so,
what can you really do with conkers?
Here are ten things to do with them:
1.Roll them in glue & glitter to make pretty christmas decorations,
2. Make conker animals or faeries with leaf wings:
3. Keep spiders out!
Conkers release a chemical which spiders absolutely hate.
Putting conkers in bowls around your house will stop spiders from entering your home!
4. The same thing works for moths,
keep some conkers with your handknits to stop moths from nibbling on them.
5. Go collect them with friends.
Who can find most, who can find the biggest or the smallest?
6. Play the old & very popular game “conkers” with them.
Soak your conkers in vinegar or bake them in the oven to make them stronger!
7. Collect many & bring them into the forest for the animals to eat!
8.Pretend play (of course!).
Emily loves serving conker soups & pies.
9. Autumn Explosion:
Have a campfire & throw in some conkers, watch them “explode”.
10. Make a good-luck charm.
Wearing a conker around your neck or in your pocket is said to bring good luck your way!
I hope you enjoy doing some of these things,
if you can think of any more do let me know.