Corn on the Cob Day is June 11th so take advantage of this fun and quirky day by making this easy pencil holder. This would make a great 4-H project to enter in the county fair, or just a fun way to spend a lazy afternoon.
- Cardboard tube
- Dried beans (Great Northern Beans)
- Green felt
- Yellow acrylic paint
- White craft glue
How to Make It:
- Cover one half of the cardboard tube with white craft glue. Add beans to the glue one by one.
- Cover the other half of the tube with white craft glue and beans. Allow glue to dry completely.
- Paint the beans with yellow craft paint and allow it to dry completely.
- Cut husks from green felt in a simple teardrop type shape, the bottom should be straight. Glue felt husk to the bottom of the corncob, overlapping each one
a little as you work your way around.
- This tube is open on both ends. If you want to use it as a true pencil holder rather than just an art project, Cut a circle of green felt about ¾” larger than the circumference of the tube. Glue the circle to the bottom of the tube before adding the husks, gluing the excess circle up the sides. Proceed with adding the husks.
Ganz Parent Club Tip: Instead of beans, try other supplies for the corn kernels such as yellow pom-poms or pony beads.