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Crafting and History of Native American Corn Husk Doll & Hand Game

Devin Bruno
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In this two day class, I will teach students how to make corn husk dolls and corn husk balls. We will also go over some of the history surrounding them.

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 5
  • Learn how to use corn husk to make into traditional toys. How to decrease wast by using something that is normally just thrown away and turn it into something fun. Practice hand eye coordination with a game you can use the corn husk balls for. Giving them an opportunity to use their creativity to make their corn husk dolls and corn husk balls unique.
I am Native American, of the Wasco tribe. I grew up helping teach Native American cultural events and in classrooms. Some examples are Wenatchee River Salmon Festival in Leavenworth Washington and Salmon Celebration in Portland Oregon.
Homework Offered
Learners will have to think on how they would like to customize their corn husk dolls and corn husk balls between classes while their corn husk dries.
0 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Fresh corn on the cob with the husks still attached
Paper bag

Optional Materials for personalizing your corn husk dolls.
Variety colors of yarn
Small doll sized stick
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Joined April, 2020

My name is Devin Bruno. I believe in helping kids learn and grow with engaging activities.  I have been teaching youth and the general public about my Native American Culture for over 15 years. I work in an after school program teaching... 
Group Class


weekly or $15 for 2 classes
1x per week, 2 weeks
20 min

Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-11
2-9 learners per class

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