Nature Weaving Crafts for Kids

Corn Husk Mats Craft for Kids

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
  • Thimble

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.

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