|Torn paper Indian corn|
|Tempera paint and Q-tips Indian corn|
For the first ear, we used torn paper. First we tore a bunch of red, yellow and orange construction paper into tiny pieces. This was hard for my friends (and for me!) but they did a great job. Once all of our paper was torn, we painted school glue onto our corn, then sprinkled the torn paper on top. We concentrated on covering the entire cob with torn paper.
While these were drying we started our second ear. This time we used red, orange and yellow tempera paint and q-tips to create our kernels. Again, we focused on covering the entire cob with color.
For the third ear we used soft pastels. We put out different shades of red, yellow, and orange, and asked the students to draw and smudge kernels again covering the entire cob.
Once all three cobs were dry, we assembled them by gluing to a large piece of white construction paper. We made corn stalks for the tops by cutting the top of a brown lunch bag into strips and then crumbling them.
Once everything was assembled we wrote "I am thankful" across the top (got some extra writing in there for my K boys!)
I love how they came out!