Tissue Paper Indian Corn

Indian corn made from tissue paper balls.

Tissue Paper Indian Corn is perfect for decorating the bulletin board or refrigerator. Little hands can use bigger pieces of tissue for making their corn kernels. It is a wonderful opportunity to discuss the contributions that native Americans contributed to the well being of early colonists.


Ornamental corn is often known as “Indian” corn, reflecting its origin. In fact, all corn (maize) originated in North America, most likely in Mexico, and there is evidence that corn has been cultivated there for at least 7,500 years. Source: SDSU Extension – Indian Corn & Popcorn

  • Heavyweight white paper
  • Tacky glue
  • Tissue paper, black, white, yellow, green and orange
  • Scissors
  1. Click on Printables and print and cut out the Indian Corn pattern.
  2. Cut tissue paper into 2″ squares and crumple into tight balls. Dip into tacky glue and arrange in rows for the corn.

If you want to be more accurate the leaves should be a tan color for the dried husks, but we’re all allowed to take creative license.

Patterns, Templates and Printables

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