Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Corn cuff bracelets

Our craft was a simple one for the Native American theme, but worked to teach the kids the importance corn had in the lives of the early settlers.  The Native Americans who lived in the area taught them how to grow, store and prepare the corn which was essential to them surviving the harsh winters of their new home. 

Materials needed:
Paper towel or toilet paper tubes cut lengthwise and cut into two inch sections
Various colors of Indian corn taken off the cob (I took the kernels off three ears and that was MORE than enough for 20 kids). 
Glue-school glue is fine, glue-all is better, tacky glue better yet, hot glue the best!
Your imagination!

Put some glue onto the top of the cuff.  Arrange different colors of kernels onto the glue into a pattern of your choice.  Options include flowers, lines or other geometrical designs, letters or FREE FORM! 
Put another layer of glue over top of the kernels to help them stay put.  Allow to dry before wearing. 

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