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June 23, 2009

This year the kids and I planted corn for the first time, and let me tell you, it has grown so well!  I’m quite impressed with how easy it is to manage.  In the years past we have only seen fresh corn at the Farmer’s Market or in the fields around town, so it has been really fun for all of us to grow our own this year.  Since corn isn’t quite in season back here yet, we decided to do an art project and make some corn until the “real thing” appears.  (This was simple enough for my 2 year old to do, but still fun for my 5 and 3 year olds)

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Materials:

  • white cardstock
  • yellow & green crayons
  • popping corn/seeds
  • green tempera paint
  • glue
  • yarn

To start, mix some popping corn in a bowl with green tempera paint.  Mix well.  Spread on paper towel to dry.

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Draw the outline of a partially shucked corn cob on the white cardstock.  Color the corn-part yellow…

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…and the husk/leaf part green.

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Spread glue over the corn-part (I used clear glue b/c we ran out of Elmer’s)

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Spread (uncolored) corn over the glue & gently pat down, pouring off any extra.

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Cut some small pieces of yarn and glue to top of corn for the silky part of the cob.

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Finally, spread glue over the green part and spread your green seeds, pressing gently and pouring off any extras.

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That’s it!  Hope your kids enjoy!

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