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Paper Confetti Indian Corn Craft

My 6 year old son has been learning all about the Pilgrims and their travels from England to Holland and eventually to America.

During one of our history readings, the Pilgrims followed footprints that lead them to an abandoned Indian village.

While exploring the village, they found Indian corn buried in the ground.

The Pilgrims had never seen Indian corn before and took it back to the Mayflower for the others to see and eat.

Inspired by the story, we made our own Indian Corn craft!

thanksgiving indian corn craft


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We looked up pictures of Indian corn online and grabbed a bunch of scrap paper in red, blues, yellow, orange, and black.

Working together, we made confetti with the different colors using a hole punch.

The hole punch I have is a bit difficult to use, so my son and I tag teamed-- he got some fine motor practice and I was super speedy!

Once we had plenty, I printed off a template of a piece of Indian corn.

The kiddos both squeezed and rubbed glue all over the piece of corn and then sprinkled the confetti on top.

In hindsight, I wish I had printed the Indian corn template on colored paper, or had the kiddos color it first.

After the glue dried I tied them together with twine.

easy fine motor skills indian corn craft

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5 comments on "Paper Confetti Indian Corn Craft"
  1. What a cute idea! I will definitely be working this into my Thanksgiving activities with the kids I see for occupational therapy at work. Great fine motor and grasping activity!! :)

  2. They turned out great! Thanks for sharing at After School.

  3. You’ve been featured on our After School Thanksgiving Roundup of Activities for School Aged Kids this week. The Indian Corn looks like so much fun for the kids to create and display for Thanksgiving. Just want to tell you that we are so thankful for you and your blog! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. This is ADORABLE! What a fun, clever idea =) Thanks for linking up to TGIF!

    I featured this at TGIF this week here -

    Have a GREAT Thanksgiving!
    Beth =)

  5. what a messy little craft, the best kind. would love if you shared this on our kids in the kitchen linky this week


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