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I love trying unique art projects with my little ones. This pumpkin-themed corn mosaic art project is so much fun! It’s perfect for your fall crafting sessions.
For a change of pace, you can try dying dried corn instead of rice or noodles. This art project is perfect for your harvest, farm, Thanksgiving, or pumpkin themed fall preschool units.
Coloring corn is super easy, and it makes the perfect medium for fall preschool art projects.
Pumpkin-Themed Corn Mosaic Art
Did you know that you can use left over colored corn kernels in a sensory bin or for math manipulatives? I love when I can use items for multiple purposes!
What You’ll Need
• 5 Small Styrofoam Cups
• 2.5 cups Popcorn Kernels
• 5 Tbsp. White Vinegar
• White Sheets of Paper
• White Glue
• Food Coloring—Red, Orange, Blue, Green, Purple
What You’ll Do
In each cup, add 1/3 cup of water, a tablespoon of white vinegar, and 12-15 drops of liquid food coloring. Mix together well.
Add one half cup of popcorn kernels to each styrofoam cup. Make sure all the corn kernels are covered so they’ll all get colored.
Leave the kernels in the colored water for 5-6 hours so the food coloring will soak in. Then. lay them the colored corn kernels in a single layer on a paper towel lined baking sheet to dry overnight.
Draw an apple, pumpkin, leaf, or any other fall object on a piece of paper.
Spread glue on the picture, and place colored corn kernels on the glue.
This is such a un fall art project for kids. These projects will look great on display throughout the fall season.
Enhance your activity time with fall picture books
• Hello, Fall! – Fall is here! Colorful leaves whisper to each other. Geese honk as they flock across the sky. Pumpkins listen patiently from their patch. The season announces itself in all sorts of ways―if you stop to say hello!
• Hello, Harvest Moon – While tired farmers and their families are in bed, the harvest moon silently climbs into the sky and starts working its magic. For some, it is the nightly signal to rise and shine. It is time to hunt, to work, or to play in the shadows. For a little girl and her cat, it is an invitation to enjoy the wonders of the night and a last flood of light before the short days of winter set in.
• Counting on Fall – As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes ― and much more! ― can be found by observing everyday plants and animals.
• Mouse’s First Fall – One cool day Mouse and Minka venture out to play. From leaves of all colors—red, yellow, orange to brown—to leaves of all shapes and sizes—Mouse learns what makes fall such a special season! Before their fun, fall day is over, Mouse takes a big “leap!”