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30 Days of Creativity: Day 3
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:
- white printer paper
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Roll up the strips in neat little squares or kernels making sure to tape ends so they don't unravel.
- Put little kernels on the cob. (This is a slow process).
- 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.
- Layer and tape about 8 husk shapes to the top part of the cob.
- 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!