Melted-Crayon Indian Corn Craft
Students use melted crayons to add color to this festive fall craft.
- Grades: 3–5
Make these bright ears of corn to brighten your classroom all through autumn or to celebrate Thanksgiving.
What You Need:
- White construction paper or poster board
- Brown paper bags
- Red, yellow, and brown crayons
- Optional: Ribbons in fall colors
- Optional: Magnets
- Optional: Hot glue and yarn
What You Do:
- Have students use a pencil to draw a large corn shape on the white construction paper or poster board, then cut it out.
- Students cut five long strips of paper from the brown paper bags and slightly crinkle them.
- Light the candle and heat the tips of the crayons on the candle’s flame, handing them to your students as you go.
- Students should dot the melted tips of the crayons on the corn shape to add color, filling in the corn shape with the various colors of crayons as desired.
- Now students should stack the paper bag strips together, fan one end out, and glue or staple the gathered end to the top of the corn to create the husk.
- Add a ribbon to the completed corn, if desired.
You can display the corn in your classroom by stapling each craft to a bulletin board, or hot-gluing a yarn loop or magnet to the back of each ear for hanging.