Kwanzaa Corn Pin
Parental supervision is recommended
Children can create this attractive Woodsies Kwanzaa Corn Pin for their parents to wear for Kwanzaa.
What you'll need:
- 1 Large oval Woodsies
- 2 Medium teardrop Woodsies
- 1 Jewelry self-adhesive pin back
- Glue or Tacky glue
- Yellow craft paint
- Green craft paint
- Non-working ballpoint pen or Phillips screwdriver
- Black or brown ballpoint pen (that works)
How to make it:
- Take the ruler and lay it lengthwise across the first teardrop Woodsies.
- Score (make an indent) with the non-working ballpoint pen or a Phillips screwdriver.
- Repeat for second teardrop Woodsies. (Note: This gives the leaf dimension)
- Paint the two teardrop Woodsies with the green paint using the Q-Tip. Note: Use very little paint so it looks like a "stain" instead of a heavy coat. It makes the leaf look a little more real.
- Paint the oval Woodsies with yellow paint just as you did for the teardrops using the Q-Tip.
- Let all pieces dry completely.
- Take the yellow Woodsies (oval) and make a grid on it (to resemble corn) using the black or brown pen. (see photo)
- Glue the green teardrop Woodsies to the corn using the photograph as a guide.
- Let dry.
- Remove the adhesive strip off of the pin back and adhere to the back of the corn.
- Add the child's name on the corn husk, if desired.
- Make one ear of corn for each child in the family.
- Let your mother wear her pins showing how many children she has.
- Have fun with your celebration!
- Make an ear of corn for each child in the family. Write their names on the corn, if desired. Give this as a present to your mother (or father) for Kwanzaa.
- You can also make these pins out of cardboard. Cut the pieces to the desired size. Paint and follow the directions above. You can also use double-stick tape, or tape rolled (sticky side out) instead of a jewelry pin back.