Hello, Sugar Bee friends! I hope you are all having a fantastic November so far! Soccer has taken over the Dolen household and hopefully my oldest son’s team will be state champions by Christmas! Meanwhile at home, I still have all of Kell’s adorable Halloween art displayed. It’s time to get all of that down and get some Thanksgiving art up. Last month I showed you how to make footballs with cotton swabs and this month we’re making an Indian Corn Kid’s Craft!
I love using cotton swabs for kid’s crafts because it’s a great way for kiddos to work on their fine motor skills without needing a pencil. The thin stick of the swab makes those little fingers really work to pinch them tight. Preschoolers need lots of fine motor practice for writing later on.
- cotton swabs
- yellow construction paper
- kid’s craft paint in brown, orange, and yellow
- brown paper (recycled brown paper bags work well)
I started with tracing the boy’s hands on the brown paper. While the littles painted I cut out their hands. Cut a corn cob shape out of the yellow construction paper. Painting the corn it really couldn’t be any easier…
Dot one color on,
then add the second color,
and finally add the third color. Let the corn dry.
I glued Ash’s hands to the corn cobs and then glued Kell’s hands on top of Ash’s. I thought it was kind of sweet to layer Kell’s little hands on Ash’s bigger hands. Display your sweet Indian Corn Kid’s Craft some place that you walk by often. Those darling little hands will remind you of how thankful you are to be their mama. Oh (insert lightbulb over my head!) wouldn’t it be sweet to send some of this sweet corn to a loved one that you can’t be with this Thanksgiving!?! I’m not giving up my corn so it looks like we’ll be making more of these this weekend!
Want to see what Thanksgiving books we’re reading this month in the Dolen household? Pop on over to Dolen Diaries and check them out!