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Bubble Wrap Indian Corn

Bubble Wrap Indian Corn

How We Did It

Bubble Wrap Indian Corn

Print out the Indian Corn printable on card stock. Next gather your materials and tools--that is, if you can pry the bubble wrap out of your child's hands!

Bubble Wrap Indian Corn
Lay your bubble wrap over the printable, bubble side down, and trace the corn shape onto the flat side of the bubble wrap.
Bubble Wrap Indian Corn
Cut out the corn shapes in the bubble wrap and paper. (V.'s not quite old enough for scissors yet--but of course this is a step that slightly older kids can do on their own.)
Bubble Wrap Indian Corn
Now here's the fun part! Start painting the bubble wrap on the bumpy side.
Bubble Wrap Indian Corn
Have your child paint the corn until it is completely covered, in every nook and cranny (and possibly child!) in paint.
Bubble Wrap Indian Corn
We started off with the bubble wrap corn directly on the table and then added some wax paper under them for the painting once it got a little messier.
Bubble Wrap Indian Corn
Once the painting fun is done, lay the painted corn pieces out to dry on paper towels until completely dry. This was left overnight for us because V got very heavy with the paint near the end, so ours was a little thicker with paint.
Bubble Wrap Indian Corn
Once the painted bubble wrap corn is completely dry, have your child make a layer of glue on each cardstock corn. Having them squeeze out the glue is great for their fine motor skills.
Bubble Wrap Indian Corn

Place each painted bubble wrap corn piece, painted side up, on top of the glue-covered paper corn piece. V positioned it on and then I adjusted it a little to fit more precisely.

Bubble Wrap Indian Corn

Once the two pieces are glued together and intact, punch a hole through both layers at the bottom of the corn (the wider end--not the point).

Bubble Wrap Indian Corn

Lastly, tie about 5 strands of raffia or twine (your "husks") through the holes to connect the corn. These stayed in this location for the approximate time it took me to take the picture, then V proceeded to carry it around with her. It's final home is now on the wall in our entryway.

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wow, i love how these turn out with the mixing autumn colors!

posted by: Josephine on 11.15.2012

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