Not exactly a word of the week, I know. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m giving myself permission to be lazy, since it’s my birthday. But my “lazy” just means working on projects that are just fun, not technically work. Which today means corn husk dolls.

I just looked up how to make them yesterday, in preparation for a Little House in the Big Woods class that I’ll be helping teach with our homeschool group this fall. Xoรซ and I had fun putting one together, but it doesn’t seem exactly sturdy. (The image above is NOT ours, LOL. Ours looks more like this….)

Attempt #1. Falling apart, LOL.
Attempt #2, after watching YouTube videos. Muuuuuuch better!

I suspect that some of my readers have made their fair share of these fun little dolls, so I wanted to ask you guys if you have any tips or tricks for making them (using fresh [or dried] husks from corn on the cob, not store-bought husks). Is there a good way to keep them together? Any tricks for putting on hair? I’d love to have the kids make some to sell at our family farm’s Fall Festival, so any tips are appreciated!

[Update: I found some awesome YouTube videos on this, and discovered a couple different styles to try out! Great fun! The second photo above uses this technique. I also want to try out the “sleeves” from this one.]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email