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Corn Cob Painting

Corn Cob Painting

Corn Cob Painting

Let your little ones try their hand at corn cob painting and make A-“maize” ing masterpieces with dry corn cobs.

This is a simple and self-directed art project that allows children to experiment rolling the corn on paper to make different patterns and textures.  When corn cob painting, use corn cob fork holders and your hands stay clean!


Corn Cobs
Yellow and Red Tempera Paint
Paper Towel
Shallow Container
Corn on the Cob Holders

Corn Cob Painting I NuttinbutPreschool


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1.) Wash corncobs and allow them to dry for several days.

2.) Make paint pads by placing folded paper towels in shallow containers and pouring on yellow or red tempera paint.

3.) Have the children first roll the corn cobs on the paint pads. Then let them roll the cobs across their papers to make prints.

Themes You Can Use This Art Project With:

Farm / Fall / We Are Thankful / Thanksgiving / Gardening


Use a serrated knife to cut the corn cobs in half. Let the children dip the cut-off ends into the paint and press them onto their papers to make yellow corncob flowers.


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