Monthly Archives: November 2018
Fall has finally hit us here in the midwest and we are looking for someways to decorate our classroom that bring the colors of fall inside!
I was getting out materials of my “fall” file and wanted something quick and easy my students could make, and then like magic, a roll of bubble wrap fell out of the closet–it was the answer to the beginning of our fall project!
You need a few simple materials to make these fun Flint corn ears in no time!
- Kwik Stix
- Bubble Wrap
- Construction Paper (orange, yellow, purple, brown)
Begin by cutting your construction paper into the shape of ears of corn and making the tasseled tops by fringe cutting most of the length of paper.
Next, pick out the colors of Kwik Stix that you will use to color your Flint Corn. I used yellow, orange, brown, red, and purple.
Apply your first color of Kwix Stix paint to the bumpy side of your bubble wrap. I cut my bubble wrap down to a 6 x 3 piece so it was more manageable and so that I was coloring the space I needed and not much extra.
Because Kwix Stix dry so quickly, you will be able to layer two colors at once and then you will need to apply them to your paper.
Just flip your bubble wrap over, so that the size you colored on is now facing down and is on top of your construction paper. Rub the bubble wrap very well to transfer the color to your construction paper.
Lift off the bubble wrap and apply more color as desired. Rub the bubble wrap well each time to transfer the color. Don’t worry if the bubbles don’t line up exactly the same each time, it adds to the beauty of your Flint Corn.
When you are done with each ear of Flint Corn, attach the fringe to the top and display! This was a super simple craft we made and it took us no time at all thanks to the super quick dry time of the Kwix Stix!