How To Draw An Acorn Step by Step Printable

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By In The Playroom

Isn’t it a joy watching our little ones immersed in a creative process? Their faces lit up with focus and then blossoming into wide smiles when they are proud of their masterpieces. It’s magic, pure and simple!

Today, we’re embracing that enchantment of creativity with an exciting drawing activity that is bound to get those tiny hands sketching. If you’ve been searching for a fun, easy, and engaging art project to do with your kids, we’ve got you covered. Today, we’re going to learn how to draw an acorn!

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Now, before you jump into the unknown realm of ‘how in the world do I draw an acorn?’, let me reassure you – it’s going to be a cakewalk! Not only is this activity perfect for kiddos, but it’s also easy enough for us grown-ups to join in. Because, let’s be honest, unleashing our inner artists is just as fun!

But why acorns, you may ask? Well, apart from being an adorable symbol of autumn, drawing an acorn is an excellent way to teach our little ones about shapes, symmetry, and the wonders of nature.

And the best part? We’ve got a fantastic ‘How To Draw An Acorn Step By Step Printable’ for you. It’s right at the end of this blog post, so don’t forget to snag your copy in PDF format.

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Benefits of Directed Drawing

But before we dive into the steps, let’s talk a bit about why we love directed drawing activities. Directed drawing is a powerful tool in supporting your child’s development. It improves their hand-eye coordination, boosts their confidence as they see their progress, enhances fine motor skills, and nurtures their creativity. Each step allows your child to understand the basic elements of art and design, such as lines, shapes, and colors, while developing their individual artistic style.

Whether you choose to print the step-by-step guide or follow along here, your child is sure to have a blast and, as a bonus, they’ll have a piece of artwork they’re proud of at the end. So, without further ado, let’s embark on this delightful drawing journey. Let’s draw an acorn!

How to Draw an Acorn Step by Step

How to Draw a Cute Acorn
Yield: 1

How to Draw a Cute Acorn

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


  • Pencil or black marker
  • Paper
  • Optional - coloring tools such as crayons,paint or felt tips


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  1. Step 1: Draw the Base

    Begin with drawing the base of the acorn. This shape will look a bit like an inverted bell or a plump U. This is the body of your acorn. Make sure to keep the line relatively smooth and the shape rounded. Your kiddo is already off to a great start!
  2. Step 2: Draw the Top

    Next, draw the top of the acorn, also known as the cupule or cap. It's a dome shape sitting right on top of your base. The cap can overlap a little bit with the top part of the base. Remind your child that in nature, no two acorns are alike, so their cap can be as wide, narrow, tall, or short as they like!
  3. Step 3: Draw the Stem

    Now, let's add a little stem on the top. It’s like a small stick popping out from the center of the cap. This is where the acorn attaches to the oak tree in nature.
  4. Step 4: Add Texture on the Top

    Here's a fun part: adding texture to the cap to make it look more like an acorn’s rugged top. Guide your child to draw some curved lines across the cap. It doesn't have to be perfect; the wavy, uneven lines will give our acorn a nice, rustic look.
  5. Step 5: Draw Eyes

    Now it's time to bring our acorn to life! Invite your child to draw two eyes on the acorn's body. They can be simple circles or more elaborate with twinkles for added charm. This is their acorn, and its eyes can show its personality!
  6. Step 6: Draw a Mouth

    Finally, add a big, happy mouth. This could be a simple curved line, a broad grin, or even a laugh - whatever feels the most joyful.

    And voila! Your child has just created their very own happy, adorable acorn! This charming, cartoon-style drawing is not only a fun art project but also a stepping stone in their journey of exploring creativity.


If you'd prefer a printed version of this guide to use at your leisure, don't forget that we have a 'How To Draw An Acorn Step By Step Printable' available for download at the end of this post. Remember, the goal is to have fun and encourage your child's creative expression.

Happy drawing!

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

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