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Calico Corn Footprints

Calico Corn Footprints
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Students can make a picture of calico corn using footprints, seeds and beans.

By Andrea Mulder-Slater

What You Need:

  • paper (heavy weight will work the best – poster paper, watercolor paper, etc.)
  • glue
  • pencil
  • seeds, beans and/or grains (we used millet, flax seeds, red lentils, split peas and oatmeal)
  • construction paper

What You Do:

  1. Gather some dried seeds, beans, etc.
  2. Child traces foot on a piece of paper. You can do it too!
  3. Squeeze glue onto the tracing.
  4. Drop seeds/beans/grains onto the glue.
  5. Fill in the corn shape with seeds and beans (or torn construction paper.)
  6. Create corn husks from construction paper. Glue these pieces down.
  7. Let dry and admire your work!


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