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.
I sure wish I had bubble wrap! That’s cute!
Awesome idea! I almost did corn for “C” week but went with a cow instead 🙂 I think we’ll do this for a thanksgiving project.
(fairy) Godmother says
Those are AWESOME!!!!!
We moved in in May… we have plenty a bubble wrap lyin’ round these parts!
I love bubble wrap I used to give it to a little boy with aggression issues in my class, he loved it, and it totally calmed him down. I needed some at nap time today- oy vey!
Brilliant! I save bubble wrap for crafts… and this one is fabulous!
Just found your blog from One Pretty Thing. You’ve got some GREAT ideas that I’ll definitely be borrowing to use with my daughter! Thanks for the inspiration!!
That is too cute!
I’ve been ‘lurking’ on your blog for a couple months now, and really appreciate the age-appropriateness of your activities, and also that they use stuff I’ve got lying around. 🙂
Keep up the good work!
I try to make is all realistic, budget wise and ability wise. Also since i plan oh about 2 minutes before I do something it has to use things on hand 🙂
Glamour Moms says
These are so cool!!!!!!
What a great idea!
Great idea – I love the simplicity of the materials and the fact that even a young toddler could do this craft!
Thanks for the idea, my 3 year old loved it and they turned out great.
Kate Lee says
I found your blog on Google. I’ve bookmarked it and will watch out for your next blog post.
Hi there –thank you!!! for all your wonderful ideas!! These are amazing … I’ve had a lot of fun looking through your Thanksgiving archives and believe taht now I have an abundance of fun things to do w/ my kids this month. Thanks again, Sara
I have done this with a preschool class using left over ear of corn in place of the bubble wrap. They can paint/print an entire large page of it and then can cut out the shapes. Works well to demo mixing colors. I let them husk the corn.