Milo has become completely obsessed with horse chestnuts, and although Matt thought teaching him to play conkers was a grand idea, I did not, and so we compromised by making him a chestnut necklace.
- a hammer and nail or screw
- something to thread the conkers onto (string, ribbon, shoelace, etc)
There is really only one step. Make a hole in the horse chestnut and string it onto something to form a necklace. I’ve read that baking the chestnuts at a low heat will make them quite resilient, but really, since Milo won’t be fighting with his, we skipped that step. I found it easier to thread the chestnuts onto the shoelace we used with the aid of a nail.
Milo loves his new Autumn inspired accessory…
p.s. I’ve got my first mention on The Crafty Crow!