Corps of Re-Discovery is a website dedicated to helping you re-discover America! They have TONS of crafts and activities centering around Colonial and Pioneer times. We reviewed the Corn Husk Doll Kit which my daughter absolutely loved!
What’s the Cost? $4.50 for a Corn Husk Doll Kit, the rest of their products vary from $2.00 to $58.00 depending on what you purchase.
For the Corn Husk Doll you need to soak the corn husks for about an hour before beginning.
Next we laid out all of the husks and started following directions. I will say that this was definitely a 2 person job. You really need someone to hold the doll while the other person ties it for each step.
The directions were a little tricky, but we did manage to figure them out and get the doll put together.
Once she was basically completed, we trimmed the bottom edge of her dress to even it out. This also helps her stand up when dry.
We let her set overnight to dry, then added the dress and my daughter glued on hair out of yarn and a little headband out of the fabric provided in the kit.
What were our thoughts? We really did enjoy this project, though like I said one person can’t really do it alone. We did this with my 6 and 7 year old mostly and you really need an adult to read through and figure out the directions for them. I doubt they could figure it out on their own.
Though we didn’t receive any of their other products, this one was good quality and lots of fun. When we get back to the Pioneer times in our school work I’d love to get a few of their other activities!
For more information on all of the products offered visit Corps of Re-Discovery!
Disclosure: I am member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. Corps of Rediscovery provided me with a free Corn Husk Doll to review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.