Autumn is here and that means one thing. No, not massive spiders. Though, that too... (& if you've seen one and not shared a picture of it on social media then that makes me love you a little bit - we don't all need to see them, it was big, we'll take your word for it... *Stern look directed at the rest of you*).
Yes - CONKERS!
Not only are they brilliant fun to play the very originally named "Conkers" with, they are also said to keep those bloody great beastly spiders away (I don't know how true that is but frankly I'll try anything to keep them out).
Have your kids been collecting them this Autumn?
So - after you have collected all of these conkers, what exactly are you meant to do with them?
Daisies & Pie suggests using conkers as a spider deterrent, and shares several other natural ideas for keeping those unwelcome Autumnal visitors at bay.
At Red Ted Art there is a very helpful tutorial about how to play with conkers, complete with video and a list of materials for what you will need to play the game.
My Mummy's Pennies has shared five fun things to do with conkers, including using them for sensory and maths play (clever!), and making your own Halloween or Christmas decorations.
Or you can simply make a pretty seasonal decoration with them, like I have. Rattan balls with conkers and fir cones in a wooden bowl make a great decoration for the sideboard or table.
What have you done with yours?