I have been waiting to do this bubble wrap harvest corn craft for ages but you will see that even fun projects sometimes don’t appeal to cranky 2-year-olds, no biggie, just improvise and everyone will have fun. Although I am doing this as a Thanksgiving craft, you can do this while learning about nutrition, cooking or gardening too!
Bubble Wrap Harvest Corn Craft Instructions
- Gather your materials for your corn craft. You will need 2 pieces of paper, a crayon, paint, a piece of bubble wrap, a paintbrush, glue, and scissors.
- Draw 2 ears of corn on a yellow or white piece of construction paper.
- Mix some paint on a plate, and dip the bubble wrap in it, I blotted it in a paper towel first. This was as much as my son would do with the wrap, right after I took this picture I got told: “No, no brush, pease”.
- If your child likes bubble wrap have them press the bubble wrap on their corn. My son used a paintbrush instead. I did a bubble wrap one though, so you can see the results below. Let the corn dry.
- When your child is painting with bubble wrap or a brush, draw some husks on the 2nd piece of paper to complete your corn craft.
- Have your child paint it brown with a paintbrush, as you can see my son was all over this step! Let everything dry.
- Cut out the corn. You can see that as cool as the bubble print corn craft is, the one my son made is just as wonderful. Don’t stress if your child goes “off book.” It’s all good. It looks almost like he used the wrap in places but it was all dotted with the brush.
- Cut out the husks and glue to the top of the corn craft. If your child can use scissors let them do the cutting,
Looking for more Thanksgiving-themed activities that don’t focus on Pilgrims but instead on the holiday that our students are experiencing themselves? Food, family, and thankfulness are what you’ll find in this Thanksgiving Mini Unit.