Fall is here, the weather is turning cooler and the days are shorter. The kids are having to be inside more and now you have to start thinking of ways to keep them entertained. Well, do you have construction paper? Glue? Captain Crunch Berry type of cereal? Scissors? Then you have a fun, exciting, easy and fast craft you and your kids can do on these cooler fall days when the weather is not favorable to be outside.
Full list of materials needed:
Yellow construction paper
Brown lunch sack
Sharpie pen or something to draw the outline with
Elmer’s white school glue
Captain Crunch Berry type cereal (doesn’t have to be name brand, can be generic it glues all the same)
Paper plate/cup/or bowl
Child sized Paint brush
Instructions – this is the fun part that is important to follow:
Draw a corn cob shape (oval with a bit narrower pointed end on one side and a flat side directly across from that) onto the yellow construction paper.
Pour the cereal into bowls (no milk required) and place the bowls where the children can now reach them. It is ok if they eat a few – although once they add the glue they probably won’t want to eat them anymore.
Pour the glue into the paper cups, or paper bowls, or onto the paper plates – which ever you have available.
Let your child use the paint brush to paint the corn cob with glue and then paint one side of the cereal pieces with glue and set it on the gluey corn cob. Continue doing this with all the colors of the cereal until the corn cob is as full as you want it. If you don’t want some in a certain spot that is fine too, it will just look like you took a bite out of the corn in that location.
While the kids are gluing cereal to the construction paper corn cob, you will need to draw the leaves for the top of the corn cob. Draw long skinny ovals connected together at the base on to the brown paper bag. Try to make the “leaves” be as tall as the piece of corn your kids are decorating but it does not have to be completely accurate, this is just for fun.
Once you are satisfied with your corn cob leaves “shuck”, cut it out with scissors.
After it is cut out, smash it up, crinkle it up, and squish it up!!! Give those tattered old leaves the look of being through an entire lifetime of being pulled, opened, bent over, and thrown around. Once your leaves have a successful life image, glue them to the back of the top of the corn cob that your children decorated and allowed to let dry.
Now you have a fun and unique corn cob piece of artwork to display for fall. You can use it for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just any fall time décor.