Make Corn Husk Flowers
There's more to corn on the cob than yellow kernels and mouthwatering juice. They can also be the makings of a beautiful flower. With a few corn husks, some wire, and tape, your fourth grader can create a lasting piece of art while getting in touch with his roots. Just like early American settlers, kids can use corn husks for everything from decorations to making baskets. Why not start with a simple flower?
What You Need:
- Package of corn husks (get these at the grocery store or dry your own by placing them in the sun for a day)
- Fabric dye (optional)
- Spool of flexible green florist wire (available at craft stores)
- Stiff florist wire for the stem (you can also use the wire from a coat hanger)
- Floral tape