Painting with Corn

We had a great sensory and art experience using corn to paint. This is a great fall time activity as corn is fully in season. We started by talking about how corn grows and how to shuck corn. Shucking corn provides many different sensory experiences as well as a life skill lesson. The different textures of the husk, the silks, and the actual corn is great for kids.

Painting with Corn

I’ve talked before about how art is more about process than product. I simply provide ways for him to explore and let him come up with ways to make it happen. For this activity, I gave him a paint with his chosen color(s) of paint and let him explore.

He started by rolling the corn in the paint and rolling it on the paper.

Painting with Corn

Painting with Corn

He then discovered that you could use the ends to make marks in the paper

Painting with Corn

And that getting messy while painting with corn was a LOT more fun

Painting with Corn

And that corn rolled onto our own hands made corn prints on our hands!

 

Painting with Corn

And since we have paint all over our hands – let’s just ditch the corn and get messy with the paint!

Painting with Corn

He also discovered that the husks make some good paint brushes and stamps as well. Using the whole part of the corn to paint with!

Painting with Corn

Painting with Corn

 

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