Grandma and Wayne were here last weekend for our booth at the Forest Lake Holiday Expo last weekend. On Sunday she and Soph snuck in some crafting time and this is one of the crafts they worked on.
Colorful indian corn is a frequently used decoration this time of year. We have some ears that we’ve had from past years that are getting a showing a bit more cob then they are corn, so we decided to use their husks in this craft. For the corn part, we cut out some colorful pieces out of our collection of old magazines.
Here’s the step-by-step on what they did to create this fun craft!
Step 1: Pick Out Your Colors
Go through some of your old magazines and tear or cut out colorful parts of pages. Look for all sorts of colors in all sorts of sizes.
Step 2: Glue Your Pieces
Once you’ve got all of your colorful pieces cut out, it’s time to glue them on your tag board. You can use liquid glue or a glue stick, but if you use liquid, make sure to spread it all over the back of the piece so none of the edges come up when you glue it down. Overlap each of your pieces all over the paper as you glue them down spreading the colors all over the sheet.
Step 3: Let It Dry
Once you’ve got your sheet of tag board completely collaged, let it dry for a bit before going on to the next step.
Step 4: Draw Your Corn Shapes
After your collage has dried, flip over the tag board and draw some corn shapes on the back.
Step 5: Cut Out Your Shapes
When you’ve drawn your corn shapes, it’s time to get out the scissors and cut out your shapes.
Step 6: Arrange Your Corn Pieces
Now that you have you’re corn pieces cut out, arrange them into a grouping and tape or glue them together on from the back.
Step 7: Attach Your Husks
Finally, take your corn husks, or raffia and attach it with glue or tape around the top to make it look like indian corn.
Step 8: Add A Bow
And, if you want, add a bow made from corn husk or raffia, too!