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10 Corn-inspired fall crafts

Think beyond turkeys for this year’s Thanksgiving crafting! These corn crafts are a fun twist on ordinary Thanksgiving crafts.


Corn napkin holder

Corn napkin holder craft


  • Toilet paper roll
  • Yellow paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Assorted yellow buttons
  • Glue
  • Napkins


  1. Paint the toilet paper roll with yellow paint, then let the paint dry.
  2. Glue yellow buttons of various sizes on the paper roll until it is completely covered in buttons.
  3. Once the glue is dry, slide a napkin through the tube.

Beaded Indian corn

Beaded Indian corn craft


  • Yellow, orange and brown pony beads
  • Yellow pipe cleaners
  • Brown paper bags
  • Scissors
  • Twine


  1. Fold 3 pipe cleaners in half.
  2. Slide the pony beads on the pipe cleaners, alternating colors.
  3. Leave about 1 inch at each end of the pipe cleaners. Twist the ends of the pipe cleaner together to hold the beads in place.
  4. Bend the pipe cleaner to make the shape of an ear of corn.
  5. Cut 3 strips from the brown paper bag that are 2 inches wide and 12 inches long.
  6. Fold the paper bag strips in half and slide one paper bag strip through the bottom of each ear of corn.
  7. Tie the paper bag strips together with twine to create a bundle of corn.

Bubble Wrap corn

Bubble wrap corn craft


  • Bubble Wrap
  • Yellow paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Green construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  1. Cut the Bubble Wrap into the shape of an ear of corn.
  2. Paint the bumpy side of the bubble wrap with the yellow paint, then set it aside to dry.
  3. Cut out the leaves for the ear of corn from the green construction paper.
  4. Glue the Bubble Wrap to the back side of the green construction paper.
  5. Cut a long, thin rectangle out of the green construction paper and glue it to the bottom of the leaves to form the stalk.

More corn crafts

Corn crafts

For more fall fun, check out these other corn crafts from other blogs and websites.


3-D beaded corn

Check out Crafty Sisters to learn how to make a 3-D beaded ear of corn, all wrapped up in a corn husk!


Indian corn wreath

Deck out your home for fall with this DIY corn wreath project from My House and Home that both kids and adults will love to make.


Painted Indian corn

Toddlers will love this easy corn craft made by dipping pencil erasers in paint. Fantastic Fun and Learning shows you how to make it.


Harvest corn cookies

If you are looking for a Thanksgiving craft that is fun to make and to eat, The PharMA Blog has a harvest corn cookie tutorial that’s perfect for Thanksgiving dessert.


Tissue paper corn puppets

Create ears of corn with tissue paper, then attach them to craft sticks to make these easy corn puppets from Play and Learn with Dana.


Popcorn craft

You can make an ear of corn using fresh popped popcorn! Check out the tutorial at Sassy Dealz for easy step-by-step instructions.


Corn painting

Getting Messy with Ms. Jessie made pretty patterns and textures by coating an ear of corn in different colors of paint, then rolling it out on a piece of paper.

More seasonal crafts for kids

4 Easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids
3 Fall crafts for kids
4 Paper bag crafts for fall

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