My daughter-in-law lamented the fact that after they put away their Halloween décor, they didn’t have but a few things to set out for Thanksgiving. A quick check on Pinterest, and an enduring interest in crafting with the grands, led me to this craft – beaded pipe cleaner Indian corn.
My grandchildren love to do crafts, and it’s something that we plan for and accomplish together – be it pounding flowers or decorating pinecones to look like snowy owls.
A quick trip to Hobby Lobby to get Pony beads (yes, there’s such a thing), which were half price so score there, along with pipe cleaners, and we were off.
Here’s what you’ll need to make the beaded pipe cleaner Indian corn:
I found the craft rather relaxing, to be honest, and the finished results look eye-catching in a bowl on the center of the table.
It’s a great craft to do with kids because it allows them a creative bent, but also, time to catch up on conversation while they’re doing it. Very tactile, I believe that kids from five to 85 will enjoy this craft.