Crafts for Special Needs Children: Thanksgiving Corn Craft

Finished corn cob craft with popcorn on it.

Thanksgiving Corn Craft


THANKSGIVING CORN CRAFT Have fun making this super easy Thanksgiving craft with all your children. The picture instructions allow you to include very young children or children with autism or other special needs. Make extra popcorn because it will get eaten! Supplies: Corn Cob and Corn Husk Templates: Thanksgiving Corn Craft Cobs Template Thanksgiving Corn Craft Husks Template Printed corn cob and corn husk templates 1 sheet of manilla paper Scissors Glue stick Craft glue Small paint brush Popped popcorn

Examples of printed templates on colored or plain paper. Adult: Print out the corn cob and corn husk templates. If you have colored construction paper, it looks better. To print out on construction paper, you’ll have to cut the construction paper to the correct size for your printer. Use a regular sheet of printer paper as your guide for the dimensions. If you only have plain printer paper, that’s fine. Just have your child color the shapes in the correct colors. It’s easier to color the shapes before you cut them out. Gather the rest of your supplies and organize them for the craft. Give your child the paper and scissors to cut out. Corn cob and corn husk sheets with scissors.

Child: Cut out the corn cob and two husks.

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Adult: Now give your child the glue stick and the sheet of manilla paper. Child: Glue the shapes to the paper.

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Adult: Now give your child a small amount of glue on a paper plate. Do not give a young or special needs child an entire bottle of glue and expect a positive result. Give him a small paintbrush to apply the glue to the corn cob. Have the bowl of popcorn next to the craft. Don’t get upset if some of the popcorn gets eaten. This craft doubles as snack time! Glue on Small Plate and Popcorn in Bowl next to paper corn cob.Child: Dab glue on the corn cob and stick popcorn to it.

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