Thursday, October 13, 2011

No-Carve: Indian corn Pumpkin decoration

No-carve Indian corn kernels Pumpkin decoration

Have you ever plucked kernels from the variegated corn cobs? Oh my they are perfect tiny jewels! We did this activity during Thanksgiving season 2009 and stored the kernels in a Ziploc bag. Last year we used some of the kernels to create a sunflower art and stored the remaining. I took out the bag of kernels and let CJ decorate her mini-pumpkin with the jewels. I don't why, I have an aversion towards sprinkling glitters on the pumpkin so generally I let CJ to paint them with washable paints. Decorating the pumpkin with kernels was a fun activity, boosting fine motor skills and Glitter-free!

Materials Used:

Small/Mini Pumpkin
Variegated corn kernels
Elmers no run glue (Washable school glue)

Steps Overview:

Apply glue on a small surface of pumpkin and place the kernels on the glue.

Continue until the whole pumpkin is covered with the kernels.

Let it dry for 24 hrs or more

I have plans of getting more Indian corn cobs this time too! How about you?

More no-Carve inspirations!

Decorate Pumpkins with Playdough by Teach Preschool

Feather Pumpkin by Tinkerlab

Pumpkin Cups by Teach Preschool

Pumpkin Suncatcher by Happy Hooligans

Paper Pumpkins by Come Together Kids

Mr and Mrs. Pumpkin Head by Meet the Dubiens

Paper roll pumpkin by little family fun

Paper pumpkins by little family fun

Pumpkin Pocket Craft by Classfiedmom

Rainbow pumpkin by creativity my passion:-))


  1. That looks fabulous and love all the other creative links too, thank you:)

  2. What a gorgeous decoration! I love the texture and colors. (and I just so happen to have all of the materials to make one tomorrow!)

  3. Adorable! I will definitely try this with my daughter who is almost 3. I found you from For the Kids Friday. Thanks for sharing it!

    Carrie @ Crafty Moms Share

  4. This really looks wonderful! I love that it doesn't require a knife.

  5. I started a new link party and would love you to share this there. It is at Thank you!

  6. This is great fine motor practice and the end result is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  7. So beautiful !!! Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a fun project!! It came out great!

  9. Well aren't you clever?! Thanks so much for linking up!

  10. What a fun idear there momma! Thank you for linking up to the The Sunday Showcase

  11. VERY cute! thanks for linking up to Living Life Intentionally Linky Party

  12. I love this craft! and I applaud the no glitter policy!

  13. Fantastic! My four year old will love it!

  14. I forgot- thanks for the mention!

  15. A fantastic activity for little hands.

  16. oh gosh.. thats sooooooooo lovely!!

  17. wow!! How creative Esther... !! Thanks for linking to the party !! The party is open upto 5th Jan 2012... So hope to see you with more and more entries ;-) ;-) ... !!