Friday, October 7, 2011

Indian Corn Scissor Skills Project

We are loving this fantastic week's worth of Indian summer! Here is another Indian corn craft project that I came up with so Mia could practice her scissor skills.
{By Mia, Age 4}

{By Logan, Age 2}
  • construction paper in fall colors (yellow, green, orange, brown, red, purple, tan)
  • pencil (optional)
  • safety scissors
  • glue
  1. Take a piece of yellow or tan construction paper and fold it like a hot dog. Cut out a skinny football or long oval shape to make the ear of corn. Open the folded paper.
  2. Cut several long strips of various colored paper about 3/4" - 1 1/4" wide.
  3. Have your preschool age child cut the strips into smaller squares. While s/he is cutting squares, you can cut out two green (or brown) leaf shapes for the corn husks. If you wish, you can fold your paper in half, draw the shape with a pencil, and then cut out two identical shapes (either connected like Logan's or separated like Mia's).
  4. Have your child glue the colored squares onto the corn to make the kernels. (Younger children can also do this even if they are not able to use scissors. Logan made his own project.)
  5. Glue down the corn husks and allow all glue to dry. Now your project is ready to display.

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