First you will need to find your conkers. You will
find them on the ground by horse chestnut trees. Collect as many
as you can, as some won't be as good as the others.
Once you get home, break open the prickly green
cases to reveal the shiny conker. You need to choose a conker that
is uncracked, firm and symmetrical.
When you've chosen your conker, you need to prepare
it so it strong enough to be the champion conker!
Recipe to make a tough conker
Conkers need to be prepared
You will need:
A piece of string about 30cm long
A quarter of a pint of vinegar
A hard surface
Pour a quarter of a pint of vinegar into a jug.
Put your conker into the vinegar and leave for
two minutes - no more! Make sure you use the timer.
Take the conker out and put it on a hard surface.
Heat the oven at 250°C. Make sure an adult
does this for you.
Put your conker in the oven for one minute and
Take you conker out of the oven and leave on a
hard surface until lukewarm.
When the conker is cool enough to pick up, ask
an adult to pierce a hole in your conker.
Thread your piece of string through the conker
and tie in a knot.
Now you are ready to play conkers!
TIP: Some of the best conkers are conkers
that are years old. You might want to see if your mum and dad have
any olds ones lying around!
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