What: Virtual Lunch and Learn – Getting Crafty with Conservation
When: Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 12 p.m.
As we prepare for a busy holiday season, reduce your stress and join us virtually for 30 minutes of sustainable creativity. During this program SAHC Staff LaKyla Hodges and Pauline Heyne will share with you 3 hands-on activities where you can create gifts for yourself or others. Find the items below and spend your time with us getting crafty. We will be crafting corn husk dolls, wind chimes, and fire starters.
“Corn husk dolls are an easy and sustainable craft to do with people of all ages,” says LaKyla. “They originated in several different indigenous communities, such as the Iroquois and Oneida, and over time have been continuously adopted by all types of people. I’ve been making corn husk dolls with our youth group partnerships. Making these dolls is a way to teach a cultural practice, reduce food waste by utilizing a part of corn that many throw away, and make your own sustainable toy!”
This event is designed for all ages; there is no age limit on crafting or on learning!
Things you will need:
- Corn husk
- Clear Contact paper
- Marker or pen
- 3-5 Rings from Mason jar lids
- A sturdy stick 12 to 16 inches long
- Nature finds: pretty leaves, buds, flowers
- Toilet paper rolls
- Dryer lint
Need help with supplies? Reach out to Lakyla@appalachian.org and we will arrange a time for you to pick them up at our office.