PaperPiecingThese igloos are not only fun to build, they are sweet to the taste as well! the time to build a layer and give the igloo time to dry. the exact way to build an igloo, but my children had a blast. Older children can certainly try to use the methods explained in the book, and the video.


  • Construction Paper (variety of colors)
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock Paper (for background)
  • Glue

Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:

Totem    Draw    Raven   NWIndians


Art Project Tutorial:

Whale Template

Print up this whale template on cardstock and cut out.

Step 1

Stack your colored paper together and cut out in the shape of your animal. We are using the shape of a whale.

Step 2

Keeping all of your paper stacked together, slowly cut your shape into different pieces.

Step 3

You can cut your shapes any way you like. If your working with younger children, you can do this beforehand and just have the pieces ready for them.

Step 4

Once you have your animal cut into the different pieces, you want to keep them stacked together just a bit so you can easily put your puzzle back together.

Step 5

Using your animal template draw the same shape onto a piece of white paper

Step 6

Slowly start adding your pieces on top of colors.

Step 7

When ready, fill your animal with glue and put your pieces on alternating the colors.

All Done

You now have a beautiful representation of Tlingit art! These look great with black construction paper frames!


Comment (1)

  • Jennifer Reply

    Hi! I love this art piece. Do you have any other animal templates to do this type of art with?

    November 18, 2020 at 7:22 pm

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