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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!

2) Pony Bead Indian Corn by Cutesy Crafts
3) Silk Leaf Table Runner by Cook and Craft Me Crazy
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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Beth

Monday 2nd of November 2020

Is there a link to where you purchased those particular pony bead colors? Or buy the colors individually?

Thanks! Super cute and can’t wait to make with my kids!

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Thursday 5th of November 2020

I think I bought them at Michaels. You can buy bags of individual colors.

Dianne

Sunday 6th of August 2017

Hi..love the Indian corn! My crafting friends say I make everything into a wearable pin..I'll be sizing this down and it will be an adorable fall accessory..thanks..!

Angelique Palmer

Tuesday 15th of November 2016

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.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Tuesday 15th of November 2016

So glad your class liked this craft! I would love to see a photo! You can email it to me at cutesycrafts@hotmail.com.

Unique

Saturday 5th of April 2014

thanks for sharing

Jessica Anderson

Monday 14th of April 2014

You're welcome!

Megan @ Homemade Ginger

Tuesday 19th of November 2013

Once again, what a genius and adorable idea! I featured you today :) Thanks for linking up with the Ginger Jamboree!

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