Back-to-School Crafts


Indian Corn Painting

Indian Corn Painting is an easy and fun way to decorate your classroom. Try out this cool back-to-school craft.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Poster paints
  • Paper plates
  • 1 or 2 ears of Indian corn
  • Sharp knife (use with an adult's supervision)
  • Drawing paper

Make a fall painting with Indian corn as your paintbrush.

Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper.

Step 2: Pour poster paint on some paper plates.

Step 3: Have an adult use a sharp knife to cut the corn into 3-inch sections.

Step 4: Dip the cut end of 1 corncob in poster paint. Stamp it on a piece of drawing paper to create a flower-like pattern.

Step 5: Roll a 3-inch corncob in some poster paint. Then roll it on the paper for a unique dotted design. Use this technique to fill in a picture or to create patterned paper.

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