Corn Rolling

This simple painting activity produces a unique effect. Try using all kinds of vegetables.

Activity for an individual child

Age group: 18-40 months

Duration of activity: 15 minutes

Materials:

  • 1 dried ear of corn
  • Tempera paint
  • Shallow pie tin
  • Light-colored construction paper

This simple painting activity produces a unique effect. You may also wish to have your toddler try painting and printing with other vegetables, such as potatoes, cauliflower, and green peppers.

  1. Have your child roll the corncob in the paint in the same way that you would a paint roller.
  2. Your child can then roll out different patterns and designs on the paper.
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