15 Cute and Colorful Corn Crafts for Fall
Enjoy the season with these cute and colorful corn crafts for fall! There are projects for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens!
When it comes to produce, we can easily identify the plants that give us our favorite fruits and vegetables, like the mango tree, or the tomato plant. We mostly take the fruit of the plant, cook it or eat it and forget all about it. But what if the plant gave you something that could be converted into many other things? One such plant is maize or corn, also known as Indian corn – super popular during Fall!
Corn is a common plant based food used around the globe – in fact, it is the third largest in the world! Not surprising, since corn is rich in fiber and antioxidants, and it can be turned into many edibles – corn flakes, corn flour, corn meal and of course, pop corn!
Besides food, the corn plant is also useful in other areas; for instance, corn oil is used in making paint, ink and soap. The stalks of the plant can be turned into paper, and corn-based plastics are becoming increasingly popular as a greener and biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic.
With the United States being the world’s largest producer of corn, corn plays an important role in American culture, often being used as autumn harvest decor. Since it’s just about time for the season, we thought it would be fun to make some cute corn crafts for Fall, which you can use for decor too!
15 Cute and Colorful Corn Crafts for Fall
1. Corn Weaving Craft
Weaving crafts are always great for young kids to flex their fine motor muscles, and this one is perfect for fall – a corn weaving craft!
2. Fingerprint Corn on the Cob Craft
Get out the paints and let those little fingers get busy with them! Use crepe paper for the leaves to add some texture to the craft and make it more realistic.
3. Corn Craft for Preschoolers
In most countries, eating a hot, grilled corn on the cob is the very image of happiness. Whether it’s raining or the air is getting chilly, a fun corn on the cob is sure to make you smile, like these corn cobs from Simple Everyday Mom!
4. Beaded Pipe Cleaner Indian Corn
We love how texturally realistic this corn on the cob from One Little Project is! The beads are perfect for young children to put in more concentration, and to get a corn that’s great for some pretend play!
5. Stuffed Paper Bag Corn
If you’ve got some paper bags lying around, make use of them by turning them into some cute corns as shown in The Pinterested Parent! The best part is going to be adding those little touches of paint.
6. Bubble Wrap Corn Craft
It’s amazing how closely bubble wrap can resemble the appearance of corn, and Hello Wonderful makes use of this fact by painting bubble wrap yellow and fixing some leaves on them!
7. Pinecone Indian Corn Craft
As soon as Fall comes in, pine cones start making an appearance, which is your cue to pick them up and try out this fun craft from Buggy and Buddy! All you need are basic craft supplies like pom poms and you’re done!
8. Pumpkin Seed Corn Craft
Fall brings certain specific food stuffs to the fore, like pumpkins and of course, corn. I Heart Crafty Things combines the two in this pumpkin seed corn craft that is also quite colorful!
9. Popsicle Stick Corn Craft
If you were wondering how on earth you could convert something as straight as Popsicle sticks into something curvy like corn cobs, check out this fun project from Glued to My Crafts!
10. Bubble Wrap Printing Corn Craft
Crafts with Toddler brings us another craft using bubble wrap, and this is a perfect Fall craft for little ones. It’s uncomplicated, colorful and loads of fun!
11. Handprint Corn Craft
Bubble wrap can be used to make corn cobs but they can also be used to create a printed art project like this one from Our Kid Things! This is a great way to introduce kids to the world of printing and let them come up with their own ideas!
12. Paper Plate Corn Craft
You can’t have a list of corn crafts without featuring one made from a paper plate! This one from A Little Pinch of Perfect isn’t just any paper plate craft either, it has a 3-D effect which kids are sure to love!
13. Lego Stamped Indian Corn
Stamping is fun – especially because you can make stamps out of anything and everything! Let kids make use of their large Lego blocks to stamp, or you can also experiment with the smaller ones. Check out more instructions over at Crafty Morning.
14. Toilet Paper Roll Corn Cob Craft
A toilet roll craft from Imperial Sugar is the next addition to this list of corn crafts, and this one’s quite realistic – because it uses real corn kernels! This is a great project if you’ve got kernels on the verge of going bad or which have expired.
15. Tissue Paper Corn Craft
This craft from Crafts on Sea is among the easiest in this list of corn crafts and perfect for kids as young as toddlers. Just get the background ready and let them tear and scrunch yellow paper. Older kids can help finishing the painting and sticking the corn kernels.
I’m sure these corn crafts have got you all excited for Fall – if you already weren’t! If you enjoyed these, you’ll also like making some fun pie crafts for fall, and the little ones can play with these sensory bins for Fall. Teens and pre-teens may be interested in decorating their rooms with a pretty fall wreath – whatever your kids’ age, we have you covered!