This craft is fast to set up and fun. It can be easily modified depending of the supplies you have on hand, too. Plus, nothing says fall like harvest corn.
You will need a piece of paper (I used construction paper), self-adhesive craft foam, scissors, and a marker. You can use non adhesive craft foam or even construction paper. You will just need to have some glue, too.
Draw a shape that generally resembles an ear of corn. No artistic ability is needed, as you can see. Then draw so horizontal lines inside the ear of corn.
Cut the foam into small squares. It does not have to be exact, just the general size of the space between your lines that you drew inside the ear of corn.
Let your child start sticking away! There is no rhyme or reason to this. You can encourage them to keep the pieces in the rows you drew. You could also use this craft to explore color patterns. We chose to just make the colors random. I did instruct them to try their best to keep the squares in the rows.
This craft was great for fine motor skills. Little fingers had to peel the sticker backs off. If you are using regular foam or construction paper, just make a line of glue inside the row and have your child affix the squares. I would suggest doing just one row at a time.
Once you are done, you have a genuine ear of harvest corn.
_________________________________________________________________________________Kim is a contributing writer for No Time For Flash Cards, a mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a foster parent, too. She juggles her day by trying out fun activities and crafts with the kids. After all, she is just a big kid herself. See what she has been up to over at Mom Tried It.