Corncob Painting Fall Craft
Paintbrushes be darned, let the kids create art with corn!
- Corncobs:Cooked or uncooked, but not already eaten!
- Tempera paint:In all colors.
- Paper plates:Otherwise known as "the artist's palette."
- Artist:Your kid.
- Newspaper or a plastic tablecloth:Unless you want a multi-colored dining room table.
- Paper:Big sheets of butcher paper are great, and so are cut-up paper bags!
- Get a bunch of corn and have your kid help you shuck it. If you're having some for dinner, feel free to cook it up, otherwise, uncooked corn works just fine.
- Prepare the work space by laying out newspaper or a plastic table cloth. (Be prepared, this project is very messy, so hide your upholstered dining room chairs!)
- Pour the paint onto paper plates. One color per plate.
- Lay out the paper.
- Have your kid roll the cobs into the paint and then get him to rub the paint into the kernels with his fingers.
- Next have him roll, press and smear the paint onto the paper with the cobs to create a cool abstract mural.
- Let the painting dry and then hang it up in your kid's room. Next time he wakes up at 5 AM, he can admire his art instead of waking you!
- Want more cool Thanksgiving crafts? Check out Nick Jr.'s Little-Hands Turkey Place Cards.