Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Craft - Indian Corn

I was asked to be in charge of my 10 year old's fall craft at school. I had seen something similar on Family Fun. I knew I didn't have enough money to buy the supplies they suggested so I made up my own version. Here's how it turned out. And here's what you need to create your own.

Brown Craft Paper (8 1/2 x 11)
Tissue paper in a lot of different colors
Yellow card stock or yellow poster board

Cut the paper lengthwise in thirds. Crumple the paper up over and over again to make it look weathered. Cut the tops to look like the corn husks.

Cut the yellow paper in a corn cob shape. And then cut all the tissue paper in 2x2 inch squares.

Here's where the fun comes in!  Take each tissue square and crumple it into a small ball.  I think it's easier if you make several balls ahead of time.
Glue them onto the corn cob (you can use white glue or a glue stick).  I had the kids glue all of their kernels on and then we wrapped them in the husks.  Look at the picture above to see the placement of the cob.  I made a slight X with my husks and glued them together.  Then I glued the cob on and finally, I wrapped the husk bottoms around the bottom of the cob.  Glue together.  You might have to hold the bottom together for a couple of minutes to let the glue set.  Have fun!


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