Native American Crafts

Basket Weaving for Kids

This basket craft is great to do alongside many different Native American unit studies. Be sure and talk with children about the specific styles, and materials each culture would use.  This activity is intended for children who might be too young to learn traditional weaving. Materials: Plastic Tub Twine or Yarn Scissors Paint   Suggested Resources for...

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Tlingit Blanket Art Project

This is a great craft to showcase the repetitive images in Tlingit artwork. Children make a small version of these amazing blankets which look fantastic in your classroom. Materials: Blanket Template Black Puff Paint Buthcher Paper Scissors Glue   Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:             Art Project Tutorial: ...

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Potlach Hat Art Project for Kids

While these hats are probably too small to wear, they still are fun to make! Children can decorate them and put them on display alongside all of their Northwest Native American Crafts. Materials: Paper Cup Paper Bowl Hot Glue Brown Paint Black Marker   Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:             Art Project Tutorial: ...

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Soapstone Sculpture Art Project

The Inuit tribes often carved beautiful shapes from soapstone. These shapes represented things they saw and experienced in daily life. There are many beautiful carvings of Arctic creatures as well ashuman forms depicting dailylife in the Arctic. Materials: Modeling Clay (we used self hardening white and brown) Black Pepper Carving Tools Suggested Resources for a Unit...

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