This tissue paper Indian corn craft is a fantastic fall craft for preschoolers or toddlers, and a great fall decoration for your home when they are finished.  With simple steps, fun materials and the opportunity to play with lots of glue, your kids are sure to enjoy this craft.  Our 22 month old daughter helped us make the ear of corn shown below and she had a great time.  We hope that your children will as well! 

What you'll need:

  • Yellow and green construction paper
  • Red, orange, white, yellow and brown* tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Foam paint brush
  • template 1
  • template 2

*Brown tissue paper can be harder to find.  You could substitute with a brown paper lunch bag or even brown construction paper.

How to make your Tissue Paper Indian Corn Craft:
  • Print out template one above.  Cut out the shape and trace it onto yellow construction paper.  Cut out this piece of the corn.
  • Print out template two above.  Cut out the shapes and trace them onto green construction paper.  Cut out these two leaves.
  • Glue the two leaves on either side of the back of the yellow ear of corn.
  • Rip the tissue paper into tiny pieces and crumple them in your hand.  Do some of each color.
  • Use the foam paint brush to paint the yellow ear of corn with glue.  Place the tissue paper onto the glue.