Pony Bead Corn & Pumpkins2 and up: 30 Minutes: Thanksgiving
Pony Bead Corn & Pumpkins
An Activity for Preschoolers:
Children can create a great take-home craft with these fun corn and pumpkin shapes!
Before You Begin:
Place pony beads in bowls and set out the rest of the supplies.
Develop fine motor skills
Create a festive autumn decoration
Experiment with color patterning
Talk about different kinds of corn and their uses. Perhaps you could bring in some dried ears of different kinds of corn to show the children.
Let's Get Started
For pumpkins, take eight brown pipe cleaners and bunch them together. Fold the bunch in half and twist once. Spread the “legs” out evenly.
String the “legs” with orange pony beads, leaving about an inch at each end.
Twist the ends together to form a stem and attach a curled green pipe cleaner around the stem for a vine.
For corn, bunch eight brown or yellow pipe cleaners together. Fold the bunch in half and twist once. Spread the “legs” out evenly.
String the “legs” with white, orange, and/or yellow pony beads, leaving about an inch at each end.
Twist ends together.
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