Thanksgiving Craft: Pony Bead Indian Corn

Hi everyone!  I’m so excited to share this Thanksgiving craft with you today!  When we were making our pony bead pumpkins a couple months ago, there was a point where the beads looked like an ear of corn.  I knew that we would be making some pony bead Indian corn for Thanksgiving.

Pony Bead Indian Corn - Fun and easy Thanksgiving craft for the kids!

To make an ear of Indian corn, you just need four tan pipe cleaners and pony beads in yellow, orange, white, and maroon.

My kids are still pretty young, so I did all of the pipe cleaner parts and they had fun with the beads.  Take two of your pipe cleaners and make an “X”.  Twist them around each other in the middle.

Take two more pipe cleaners and wrap them around the middle the same way.

Now let the kids go at it with the beads!  Funny, it was so hard for my son to NOT make a pattern.  He’s very mathematically minded.

Leave a couple inches at the end of each pipe cleaner.

Pony Bead Indian Corn - Fun and easy Thanksgiving craft for the kids!

Bring all of the ends together.

Take one of the pipe ends and wrap it around the others.

Pony Bead Indian Corn - Fun and easy Thanksgiving craft for the kids!

Wrap another piece of pipe cleaner around the stem if it’s not secure enough, and you are done!

Pony Bead Indian Corn - Fun and easy Thanksgiving craft for the kids!

They look so cute with the pony bead pumpkins!

Pony Bead Indian Corn - Fun and easy Thanksgiving craft for the kids!

For some more awesome Thanksgiving crafts, go check out these posts from some of my blog buddies.  I know you will love their blogs!

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4) Fall Leaf Sharpie Plate by Tiny Sidekick
5) Chalkboard Vinyl Autumn Banner by Keeping it Simple
Click here to see the Pony Bead Pumpkins that we made!
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27 Responses to Thanksgiving Craft: Pony Bead Indian Corn

  1. I just love these and I remember your pumpkins I loved those too! I am featured these over at We Made That Wednesday today check it out herehttp://we-made-that.com/we-made-that-linky-party-64/ ‎ and thanks so much for sharing them with us!

  2. These are adorable! I was actually at a friends house yesterday, and I saw this project on her craft table. I love it! So perfect for my kiddos. Pinning it!

  3. I combined this with a lesson about maize as a staple of the indigenous diet and how far this food choice goes back, and we talked about things that are made of corn today. I would love to share a picture of how ours turned out. My class loved it.

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