Poppets can be made out of most anything. Wax, clay, soap, roots, corn husks, metal, fruit.
– Madam Josephine
Corn dollies have been used for various purposes by cultures around the world.
Some communities created dolls at the end of the harvest season to store the spirit of the grain until it was time to plant again in the spring. The dolls represent the transition of seasons.
Some folks hang them in kitchen windows to bring blessings and good food.
They are used as talismans to represent success and bounty.
They are used to work sympathetic magic on a target.
And for some people, they are just dolls for children to play with.
To learn how to make a corn husk doll, watch this video.