- Corn on the cob in the husk with a good-sized stem
- Rubber bands
- Thumbtacks or push pins
When you buy corn on the cob it will often need to be shucked.
That means you will pull off the outside leaves called husks and
remove the hair-like corn silk.
When Mom saw that there was a length of stem left on the corn
we bought, she got an idea!
She showed us how to pull the husks down without tearing them
away from the stem. Once all the husks were pulled down, away
from the corn on the cob, we broke the stem away from the cob.
Then Mom showed us how to make dolls using husks. The part of
the stem that had been attached to the cob became the top of the
doll's head. Mom bundled the husks and put a rubber band around
them about 2 and 1/2 inches from the stem end. This makes the
Now Mom took some loose husks and made a smaller bundle. This
bundle became the doll's arms. Mom separated the husks hanging
down from doll¹s head in half and slid the "arms" between them.
She used another rubber band to secure the arms in place.
Using a pushpin we tacked the corn silk in place as hair and
another husk was tied around the head to make a bonnet.