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Day 324: Make Corn Prints

This fun craft makes a creative background for the activities below!

You’ll need: Corn on the cob (fresh, uncooked with husks removed), non-toxic paint, paintbrushes, and white construction paper

Directions: Ask your child to paint the corn kernels any way they want and then roll the corncob over a piece of paper. When your child is satisfied with what he/she has done, put the paper aside to dry and make another one. Use more than one ear of corn or use one ear and wash it between paper changes if you want a fresh start. This is a fun and messy craft so cover the workspace and let your child clean his/her hands before starting again.

Note: Once used, the ear of corn is not edible. Wash the corn with water (no soap) to remove as much of the non-toxic paint as possible and put it out for the birds to enjoy!

Tip: Save the husks for the cornhusk doll!

  • Activity 1: When the paint dries, the paper will make a nice background for a Thanksgiving collage and/or place mat. Ask your child to cut out pictures from a magazine and glue them to the textured paper. When the glue dries, hang it up as a picture or cover with contact paper to make a place mat for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Activity 2: Cut some of the textured paper into rectangles, fold them in half, and put a guest or family member’s name on one side for a festive place card.

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