Saturday, September 15, 2012

Mosaic Indian Corn – Toddler Art Project


Mosaic Indian Corn

Age: 18 Months - 5 Years (younger ones need more supervision)

Time: 10 min (+ Prep)

Theme: Fall, Vegetables

Books: Lunch by Denise Fleming and Market Day by Lois Ehlert

Materials:
Brown or Green Tissue Paper
Assorted Colors of Construction Paper (This is a great way to use up scraps)
Yellow Construction Paper
Copy Paper
Glue sticks
Adults (& some kids) get to use Scissors

Prep: Cut out cob shapes out of yellow construction paper. I folded the sheet in quarters (3 x 9) and freehand cut them. If children are too young to use scissors at all then also prepare assorted color ‘kernels’ (pieces 1/2” or smaller). If the kids are old enough to use scissors, have them prepare kernels themselves.

Activity: Each child gets plain sheet of paper to use as a background, a cob, an assortment of ‘kernels’ and some tissue paper to rip up for the husk. Using the glue stick, glue the cob to the background, then the kernels to the cob. Rip 2 or more strips of tissue paper and glue along the sides of the corn.

Notes/Tips: I found it useful to describe the process as preparing corn in reverse – starting with the cob, adding the kernels and then the husk. This is a good activity to go along with cutting time for little ones who are just starting to use scissors because it makes use of the scraps they make.

6 comments:

  1. Stopping over from the networking blog hop!
    I´m your new follower via GFC!
    Check out my blog sometime and follow back if you like!
    http://wesens-art.blogspot.com

    Hugs from Germany!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Your quill work is amazing!

      Delete
  2. The corn came out great. What a great fall project idea! I love it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! If you try it out I would love to see!

      Delete
  3. I just love projects like this! The kids like it and they turn out so cute! I especially like the tissue paper husks.

    Thanks for letting me know about your maple seed bird activity. It makes my day when somebody uses one of my ideas. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! The kids at the library loved ripping the tissue paper on these!
      I love hearing about people trying out projects we do too. No matter what, we will keep doing them, but it inspires me to write up more!

      Delete