October is the treasurer of the year,
And all the months pay bounty to her store:
The fields and orchards still their tribute bear,
And fill her brimming coffers more and more.
But she, with youthful lavishness,
Spends all her wealth in gaudy dress,
And decks herself in garments bold
Of scarlet, purple, red, and gold.
...She lives her life out joyously,
Nor cares when Frost stalks o'er her way
And turns her auburn locks to gray.
Paul Laurence Dunbar
I began by reading the group The Iroqouis Legend of the Corn Husk Doll which is a really neat little story.Then we set to work!
There's a really simple how-to in this book. They're fairly easy to make, and they take very little materials, as well as cost effective (as long as you have a fields of dried corn right out your back door like I do. Though I will warn you, be prepared to get muddy!)
I'll be adding my little gathering lady to our fall nature table at home :)
Have you ever made them?