By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 5 and up
Fall means harvest time, and that means fresh corn on the cob! Share in the harvest with your kids this year by making this cute and festive corn collage to display.
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What you'll need:
- Yellow and green construction paper
- Popped corn
- Jumbo craft sticks
- White craft glue
- Lime green puffy or 3-D squeeze paint (optional)
How to make it:
- Cut out the pattern, cut the corn cob out separately from the leaves. Trace onto construction paper. You can get up to 7 corn cobs from one sheet of yellow construction paper and 3 sets of leaves from a green sheet of construction paper.
- Cut the corn cobs and leaves from the construction paper.
- Glue the yellow cob onto the green leaves.
- Put a layer of glue on to the yellow corn cob. Cover the glue with popped corn. Let dry. You can stop here if you wanted the simple version of this craft.
- Repeat the above steps to make a second corn, making sure that you will be able to glue them together back to back when you are finished. Line up the leaves to make sure.
- Use puffy paint to draw green outlines up and down the leaves. Let dry completely.
- Glue a craft stick to the back of one of the completed corn cobs. Sandwich the craft stick between two corn cobs, lining up the leaves before gluing together.
- When dry, you can insert the craft sticks into some floral foam or Styrofoam and display on your holiday table.
- Puffy paint usually takes a long time to dry. If you plan to use this step, be sure to allow for several hours of drying time.
- If you would like to make the simple version of this craft a little sturdier, you can either use card stock instead of construction paper, or cut pattern from a piece of cardboards and glue corn collage to it.
- Break pieces of popcorn up and glue the flat side to the paper, popped side facing outward.