MomsBudget.com suggests buying fresh corn on the cob when it is at its cheapest during the summer. After drying, the corn can be used for decorations as well as for feeding pet rodents and wild squirrels.
Prepare the corn
Husk the corn and strip off all of the silk. Wash the corn.
Prepare the kitchen
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a large bowl of ice water and put a large pot of water on to boil. Get cookie trays out.
Blanch the corn
Boil each ear of corn for four minutes. Immediately immerse the corn in the bowl of ice water for four minutes. Dry off the excess water.
Dry the corn
Spread the corn cobs out on the cookie trays so they do not touch each other. Place the trays in the preheated oven. Roll the cobs around every two hours, and rotate the trays from the upper rack in the oven to the bottom rack every two hours. Full drying should take about eight hours. Feel the kernels periodically to test for dryness. Fully dry kernels feel brittle. Remove them from the oven and let them air dry for three to four days in a cool dry place.