Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bubble Wrap Indian Corn Print Making

I am not sure where I came up with this idea originally. In looking for pictures, I discovered that there are several versions posted online already. I will share how we did this project. This was fun, but kind of messy.

{Indian Corn Craft by Mia, Age 4}

{By Logan, Age 2}
  • yellow construction paper
  • paint (we used orange, yellow-orange, brown, white, and blue)
  • paint brush
  • tray/plate for paint
  • newspaper
  • bubble wrap
  • scissors
  • paper bag
  • glue
  1. Cut bubble wrap into the shape of an ear of corn.
  2. Protect work surface with newspaper. Pour some paint onto a Styrofoam tray (leftover from meat packaging) or a plate. Paint the bubble wrap in various colors of Indian corn. My kids used big foam paintbrushes, but if you have older kids, they could paint each individual bubble a different color with a smaller paintbrush.
  3. Press bubble wrap paint-side down onto a piece of yellow construction paper. Allow paint to dry.
  4. Once paint is dried, cut out your ear of corn.
  5. Crumple up a paper bag. We used a grocery bag, but a paper lunch sack would also work. Tear the bag into strips and glue the strips to the backside of your paper to make the corn husks.
  6. After glue is dried you can display your bubble wrap printed Indian corn craft.

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