It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a casual craft. I’ve been focusing on my new lifestyle here in Sacramento, that it’s been difficult to slow down, and enjoy a simple craft with my kids. With fall inches near us, I thought it was appropriate to share a harvest craft! In celebration of fall/autumn, and settled down in one of the top cities in California that harvests majority of the states agriculture, this would be a perfect craft to share!
I live fairly close to a few farms. One exit away, I’m already downtown. The other, I hit farms, and just a few yards away, is the Sacramento River. I actually drive by two farms every day, on my way to work. At first it was something to get used to, as in the Bay Area, there was only 1 or 2 farms I’d actually see. But these farms are gorgeous!!!!!! Acres and acres of amazing fruit and veggies. Early Spring, when I first moved to Sacramento, there were miles out to the sunset sunflowers. Beautifully, amazing tall sunflowers. A photographers dream. Living here in Sacramento has also inspired me to grow some fruits and vegetables. I’ll have to share with you how my garden boxes are doing. (So stay tuned for that!)
Like every craft I do, this was so affordable, quick and easy. It fits any age child, and if you have an older child (3rd/4th grade) I’d highly suggest talking about agriculture, and food.
Here are few examples to talk about with your kids:
- Ask your child about almonds?
- Where are they grown?
- Where did almond trees come from?
- When did almond trees arrive in the US?
- What kind of weather do almond trees like?
Have fun talking with your child during the craft…Here are some more questions you can ask your child over crafting!!! This encourages talking, learning, aside from doing the craft in front of you. Depending on the craft, keep topics concentrated of the same craft at hand! Since this craft if about corn, and fall harvesting, topics about farmers and agriculture should be covered!
So as you enjoy this craft, be sure to talk to your kids. This is something that I’ll be incorporating into my craft tutorials. As my kids grow, and get older, so will my tutorial craft posts. I’ve come to terms with my children growing, and it’ll hit a point of no more kids craft posts (BUT that won’t hit for a couple more years, since I still have a kindergartener. ) Sniff. Sniff….. Imagining them getting older, not doing these crafts with me does sadden me, but I do look forward to whats to come!
In the mean time, I introduce to you my version of the Pinterest Inspired: Cherrio Corn On The Cob!!!
What You’ll Need:
- Green & Yellow Construction PaperDon’t have construction paper handy?
No worries!!! This craft can be done using crayons/markers/colored pencils/ or paint!!!! Read scroll down below for separate instructions!
- Cherrio Cereal
- Hole Puncher
- Fall Colored Yarn/Twine
- First, take your yellow construction paper and cut into quarters.
- Stack them together, then with a pencil freehand a corn ear shape. It kind’ve looks like a giant’s thumbprint.
(Don’t worry about the bottom of the corn ear cut out, since it’ll be covered.)
- Cut and set aside.
- Taking the green construction paper, cut into 6 equal pieces.
- Stack the green squares together.
- Draw out two leaves, the shape of a “v.”
- Cut and set aside.
- Take green “husks,” and glue on top of the yellow corn.
If you have young ones, this is where they can join. Older children, and definietly do the above steps.
- Take your Cherrios, and have your child glue Cherrio’s to the corn.
- Apply the Cherrios, set to glue, and wait to dry.From here they Corn on the Cob is complete.
No Construction Paper?????????
Sometimes we don’t always have the art supplies needed to create with out children. But, using white paperworks just fine, after applying paint/crayon or markers! All you need to white paper, and the colors yellow and green!
To transform it into a harvest garland, continue on to steps 11-13.
- Take your hold puncher, and punch a hole on the top of your ear of corn.
- String through your yarn/twine, through each corn.
- Cut, snip, and adjust to your desired length.Your corn on the cob craft is complete! Display your garland around your home, as it adds it that fun harvest DIY feel!
Once you have completed the garland, hang them around your classroom, or around the house. I usually place my decorative garlands on my china hutch. I also had a few extra corn on cobs, which I plan to tape around my kitchen!
If you’re interested in my Autumn decor, you can read more about HERE.
And voila! A corn on a cob craft!!! This is a perfect craft the kids can enjoy after school, or in the classroom!! Enjoy this fall autumn craft, munching on Cherrios, and discussing farmlands, and your favorite vegetables!! Teachers, this is also a great introduction to fall harvesting topics, and Thanksgiving.
Stay tuned for more fall crafts!! I have tons to share, but so little time. So I’ll try my best to share as much can before October!! Once October hits, get ready for some Halloween crafts!!!
You can check some of my previous Halloween Craft HERE!