The beautiful look of indian corn always reminds me of fall and harvest. To celebrate this season with my kids we created this indian corn handprint craft. I call it a “handprint” craft, but the truth is that we used our handprints, footprints and fingerprints to replicate the look of this harvest symbol. For more great harvest crafts, you might be interested in seeing these pinwheel scarecrows and paper pumpkins.
I love to do seasonal crafts with my kids. For this time of year, I encourage you to check out my harvest tab, which I really should call “fall” because it covers everything for autumn. This is also a great craft to use with kids in a school setting. You can add their names at the top or bottom. When studying about the pilgrims and their first Thanksgiving, this activity fits right in with the theme. Kids tend to enjoy crafts that involve their prints because it becomes personal for them. I hope you enjoy the handprint craft with the kids in your care.
Materials Needed for Indian Corn Handprint Craft
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- Card Stock
- Green Construction Paper or Stock Paper
- Yellow, Orange, Brown and Tan Craft Paint
- Sponge Brush
- Glue Stick
How to Make Indian Corn Handprint Craft
- Paint the children’s hands yellow and have them do a handprint with fingers together in the center of the paper. Allow to dry.
- Using a variety of browns, oranges and yellows, have the kids put fingerprints all over the handprint. Encourage them to vary the colors and placements so you can see different textures and can still see the handprint underneath. Allow this to dry.
- Trace their footprints onto green stock or construction paper.
- Cut or have them cut out their footprint, depending on their age.
- Have them glue their footprints in place to make it look like corn husks.