Philips Sonicare
 
|

Corncob Painting

Corn is a traditional part of the Kwanzaa celebration. Fresh corn is difficult (or impossible) to get at this time of year, so use a dried corncob for this activity.

Materials

  • Paper
  • Flat box (the kind a 24-pack of soda comes in) or large baking pan
  • Red, green, and black liquid tempera paint
  • Flat container for paint (big enough to fit the corn)
  • Corncob (husk removed)
  • Clear contact paper (optional)

Directions

  1. Place a sheet of paper in the flat box or baking pan.
  2. Pour the liquid tempera paint into a shallow, flat container.
  3. Place one whole corncob into the paint. Roll the corncob around so that it is completely covered with paint.
  4. Place the paint-covered corncob in the box with the paper and let your child rotate the box around so that the corncob rolls from side to side.
  5. If you like, use another corncob in a different color paint and repeat the rolling process until your child decides he is done.
  6. Let the painting dry.
  7. If you like, cover with clear contact paper and use as a Kwanzaa place mat.
  8. For variety, use only red and green paint on a piece of black construction paper.

|

Copyright © 1999 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Toddler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

mother’s day cards & crafts

Let your kids
spoil you with
homemade
goodies!

GO

highlights

Healthy Smile Checklist for Kids
Have better dental check-ups with this free printable checklist that helps keep your child flossing, brushing, and smiling! Brought to you by Philips Sonicare.

Kindergarten Readiness App
It's kindergarten registration time! Use this interactive kindergarten readiness checklist, complete with fun games and activities, to practice the essential skills your child needs for this next big step. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
Celebrate the environment by reading some of these great children's books about Earth Day, recycling, planting trees, and all things green!

Prom Dress Trends for 2014
Check out 2014 prom dress trends inspired by celebrities’ red carpet looks, but with a price tag under $100!