Corn is one of the most important crops around the world. Native American tribes did not waste any materials from their harvest, and often they used husks and silk from their corn crop to craft corn husk dolls. Some dolls were for play and others for important ceremonies. Pioneer children also made corn husk dolls. This harvest season, you and your child can try your hands at making a corn husk doll of your own.
Here’s what you need:
- around 20 husks of corn (“harvested” and prepared by yourself from store-bought corn cobs or already-prepared ones purchased from craft or grocery stores)
- string or twine
- pipe cleaners in natural colors
- buttons, pieces of cloth, colored markers, and other supplies for decorating the finished doll