- Corn husk
- Rubber bands or yarn
- Cotton ball to give the head more volume (optional)
- Any decorating material from leaves to construction paper (optional)
- Peel the leaves off from the cob and set them to dry in a newspaper for about three days.
- When getting ready to make the actual doll, soak the corn husks in warm water and set them on a towel to dry, so that they are malleable and easy to handle.
- The following is not the only way to make the dolls but it is the simplest way. Sart by lining up around 4 sheets of corn husk and rolling them, almost like a cone so that the top is pinched together. Use your rubber band or yarn to tightly secure that cone edge.
- Peel down the corn husks to form a more round surface and cover the existing yarn. Use your rubber band or yarn to pinch together the top of the cornhusks, where they fold into the center, and form a head by tightly wrapping the yarn or band.
- Next rollup 2 or 3 corn husks to make a tight straw and insert them inside the corn husk doll by parting the loose ends of the leaves in two and secure the upper torso with another rubber band.
- Finally tighten the corn husks with rubber bands anywhere you would like a joint or to keep the pieces together.
- To decorate, use construction paper or leaves and staple them onto the doll or make clothes out of other cool materials yourself!