By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, is the symbol of abundance often representing the fall harvest. As a result, fruits and vegetables adorn our holiday tables and symbolize the wealth of food for the coming year. Make your own cornucopia this holiday season!
What you'll need:
- 1 sheet of plain white paper
- 1 sheet pf black construction paper
- Half sheets of construction paper: brown, black, purple, red, yellow, green and orange
- White craft glue
How to make it:
- Place white paper over the pattern and trace the pattern lightly with a pencil.
- Trim white paper if needed to fit evenly in the center of the black sheet of construction paper. Glue in place.
- Tear (don’t cut) remaining construction paper into small squares, about ½” – 1” in size.
- Using the penciled pattern as your guide, glue torn pieces onto the white paper in this order:
Brown – horn
Black - horn mouth/rim
Purple – grapes at top
Red – apple to the right, below top grapes
Purple – eggplant
Red – apple below eggplant
Green – leaves below apple
Yellow – apple below top grapes
Green and yellow – corn cob
Green – leaves below corn
Purple – grapes below corn cob
Orange – pumpkin
- Glue torn pieces on for stems – brown for the grapes and pumpkin and black for the eggplant. You may also add stems for the apples if you prefer. Allow to dry completely.
- Use this project to help explain why we give thanks during the Thanksgiving holiday and how the cornucopia symbolizes our bountiful harvests.
- Save extra torn piece for another mosaic project.
- Hang this on the refrigerator or the front door. Add a piece of yarn to the back as a hanger or hang up with a magnet.