Try this corn husk mats craft for kids and see how useful now they were to the pioneers who made them years ago.
What You'll Need:
- Corn husks
- Darning needle
- Quilting thread
How to Make a Corn Husk Mat Craft:
Step 1: Dry the corn husks outdoors in a sunny place until completely dry. When you are ready to use them, tear them into strips and soak the strips for an hour in warm water.
Step 2: Tie six strips together at one end and braid them together, using two strips in each "strand." When you have braided about two-thirds of the way down, add two more strips to each strand and keep going.
Step 3: The braid will hold together if your strips overlap one another sufficiently. When your braid is long enough, tie off the end. Lay it down on a flat surface and begin coiling the braid around one of the end knots.
Step 4: As you coil, stitch the braids together with quilting thread. Use a strong darning needle and protect your finger with a thimble. Make small mats for coasters, or large ones to put under hot dishes on the dinner table.