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30 Days of Creativity: Day 3

Updated on June 4, 2012
"Indian Corn"
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In honor of a new month and a new attitude, I have decided to join others in the 30 Days of Creativity project. The idea behind this is to get people to be creative and maybe relax a bit and enjoy themselves!

The prompt for day 3 is corn. I've always thought that Indian corn was pretty so I decided to make one out of paper. If you'd like to make one, here are the instructions:

You'll need

  • newspaper
  • white printer paper
  • markers
  • tape
  • scissors
  • tea

Directions

  1. I had to do this first step because I didn't have any brown paper. Put tea bags into a bowl and let steep for about 5 minutes. Remove bags and put a couple of sheets of printer paper into the bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes. Take pages out and place between two paper towels to remove excess water. Lay pages flat and allow to dry.
  2. Roll up pages of newspaper to resemble the shape of corn on the cob. Tape into place. Leave about 5 inches at top to tape the husk.
  3. Take tape, double-sided tape works best, but I just folded over pieces of regular tape, and starting at the top, layer rows all the way down the "cob". I just did one row at a time so my tape didn't get dirty.
  4. Cut strips of paper from the short side of the printer paper. Cut those strips in half and color whatever color you like with the markers.
  5. Roll up the strips in neat little squares or kernels making sure to tape ends so they don't unravel.
  6. Put little kernels on the cob. (This is a slow process).
  7. After paper has dried from the tea bath, cut into husk shapes. I just kind of cut the paper wide at the bottom and ended it with a point.
  8. Layer and tape about 8 husk shapes to the top part of the cob.
  9. Ta-da! You now have your very own paper Indian corn! Now go make a few more and create a pretty Autumn wreath or centerpiece!


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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lisa, there is no chance I could make mine look as good as yours...zero chance! I'll turn this over to Bev and she can play with it. Great hub my friend and again, I commend you for taking these challenges.

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Nice work. I also include creative practice in my blog finding Fiji as Health and Wellness essential. :-)

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Bill, I'm sure yours would be wonderful! Tell Bev to have fun with it! Thanks for the comment!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Lizam1, I am actually going through a medical crisis right now, so these moments of creativity are really helping me focus and not dwell. I look forward to every day! Thanks so much for the comment!

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      Joseph A K Turner 5 years ago from West Yorkshire

      best to keep your mind off it, who of you can add a single day to his life by worrying. I don't think I have the energy to express myself creatively in forms other than writing, and baking, sure does look pretty though!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      A K Turner, I know a lot about worrying and I know it gets you nowhere, but sometimes it's hard to turn off that brain!

      Thanks for the comment! I appreciate you stopping by!

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      Joseph A K Turner 5 years ago from West Yorkshire

      I'll be praying for you, through this tough time. If I know one thing that helps its prayer. :)

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Hi Lisa, I am so happy to see you again on the hubs. I was very worried about you. !!! Now that i see the spunky lisa with that great creative attitude of hers my face has a smile. I have missed you sooo. Great hub, my eclectic one . keep up the positive attitude.

      Your hub Friend always , Love and prayers

      Michael

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      A K Turner, thank you so much! I appreciate, and need, the prayers!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Michael, I'm sorry I made you worry. I've just been moping around and worrying. They found a lump in my breast and I've been going back and forth to the doctor. Today I had a biopsy and I should know the results on Thursday. I know worrying never solves anything, but the more I told myself not to worry, the more I worried!

      I hated being away from HubPages for so long, but I honestly didn't feel like writing, but now I'm back! Even if I get bad news, I'll handle it and keep writing! I'll probably write a hub about my biopsy experience because that might help someone that's about to go through it. Maybe I can put their mind at ease with my words. I'd like that.

      Anyway, thanks for the concern and I'll be checking your page for all the wonderful hubs I've missed! I've got some commenting to do!

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      lisa, keep up the positive attitude. that is the key , no matter what the results, like you say if your words help someone else be positive then you have helped one soul in this world and that is something we all strive for. you are a tough woman who has shown this through your writing and creativity. face your problems and NEVER let them get you down. When ever you need a lift know that Michael is there for you !!!!!

      love and prayers,

      Michael

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Michael, I appreciate your kind words and prayers!

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