I believe we’ve established that children are capable of some fabulous weirdness. Right, well, I know a child who is a self-proclaimed “baby corn.” It started three years ago when he was in Kindergarten. I don’t remember how it played out; I’m guessing someone made a joke/comment and it stuck as a nickname. However it happened, he and his two BFFs became baby corns. His two besties are no longer in the program, but he is still proud of his baby corn status. Seriously, like, draws pictures of baby corns in top hats and gloves and stuff. It’s fantastic.
While looking around on Pinterest for some autumn/Thanksgiving related crafts, I came across a paper corn craft. It was basically just cutting out an oblong corn cob shape, painting yellow dots for kernels, and adding some green paper leaves/husk. Pretty basic and not overly exciting. So I jazzed it up a bit (by basically creating my own craft) and to make it one thousand times better, I put a face on it. Perfect craft for a baby corn!
Here’s my example:
Here are the amazing corns by the kids (mine is hanging out in there too):
I’m a big fan of what’s going on there. I always give the kids random scrap paper so they can make accoutrements for whatever craft is at hand. And yes, I say “accoutrements” to the children.
If you want to make your own wacky corns (and of course you do, they’re fun and can be Thanksgiving decorations), it couldn’t be simpler.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Green and Yellow construction paper
- Googly eyes
- Yellow tissue paper
- Green and Black crayons, markers, or colored pencils
- Empty cereal box or similar to make the stencil
You are now empowered to create some weirdo paper corns! If any of you actually make some of these, please share the results!
Warning: This craft may result in a multitude of corn jokes.