Make Corn Husk Dolls!
Sweet corn, whether it’s from your Three Sister’s Garden or from a local farm stand, is the quintessential summer food! But don’t throw away those corn stalks! They can be used to make Corn Husk Dolls. These dolls were made by many Native Americans and are a fun craft for children.
The website Native American Life Living Art gives easy, illustrated instructions on how to create the dolls.
Additionally, I have used instructions included in the book Native American Gardening by Michael Caduto and Joseph Bruchac.
You can get very creative with decorating your corn husk dolls, adding corn silk hair, craft hats, bows and flowers and other adornments. I have even dyed the corn stalks with natural dyes from sumac, grapes and black walnut hulls. Unfortunately, I do not have any photos of the corn husk dolls that I have made. Send in photos of your completed corn husk dolls and I will post them here for others to see! E-mail your submissions to email@example.com, with the name and age of the artist along with where you are from.