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Pony Bead Corn & Pumpkins

2 and up: 30 Minutes: Thanksgiving
Pony Bead Corn & Pumpkins

Pony Bead Corn & Pumpkins

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.

Activity Goals:

Develop fine motor skills
Create a festive autumn decoration
Experiment with color patterning

Furthermore:

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

STEP 1

For pumpkins, take eight brown pipe cleaners and bunch them together. Fold the bunch in half and twist once. Spread the “legs” out evenly.

STEP 2

String the “legs” with orange pony beads, leaving about an inch at each end.

STEP 3

Twist the ends together to form a stem and attach a curled green pipe cleaner around the stem for a vine.

STEP 4

For corn, bunch eight brown or yellow pipe cleaners together. Fold the bunch in half and twist once. Spread the “legs” out evenly.

STEP 5

String the “legs” with white, orange, and/or yellow pony beads, leaving about an inch at each end.

STEP 6

Twist ends together.

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