Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Native American Project to make for Thanksgiving

I usually do not do food items; but, this time of year items revolve around food; so, the fi
first project is Mini Indian corn project which you can eat.

Mini Indian Corn

Materials:  Rectangular Graham Crackers (we used the kind that break into 3 crackers), Chocolate icing, Reece's Pieces (one pack will make about 4 corn), Yellow muffin liners (one for each corn), Glue

Spread chocolate icing on the graham cracker.
Press your Reese's Pieces into the icing, cover the entire graham cracker.
Flatten your muffin cup, and then fold it in half.
Place your corn in the center of the folded muffin cup (folded side down), fold over one side...then fold the other side, and put a dab of glue to hold the muffin cup together.

Yarn Dream Catcher

Materials:  Sturdy paper plate OR cardboard, Yarn, Scissors, Beads, Tape or glue

Cut your paper plate or cardboard into a ring. It's important that the material you are using for your ring is sturdy; otherwise it will just buckle when you begin to wrap the yarn around it.
Cut slits all around your paper plate make at least 8 slits around.
Glue or tape the end of the yarn to the back of your ring. Begin to string your yarn through the slits all around the ring, making an uneven crisscross pattern.
When you are satisfied with your pattern cut the yarn, leaving a little extra. Glue or tape the extra yarn to the back of the ring, making it into a loop shape to hang your dream catcher.
Cut 3 lengths of yarn; tie a knot at the end of each. String beads onto the yarn and glue or tape them to the back of your dream catcher.

Ancient Petroglyphs

Materials:  White crayon, White paper, Rock colored paint, Paint brush (large is best)

On a piece of white paper draw your petroglyph with the white crayon. People and animals were always a big focus in petroglyphs. Think about the types of animals that live in the region you are drawing.
Paint over top of your crayon drawing. The wax in the crayon will not absorb the paint so it will show through. Brush on the paint, and keep brushing until your paint brush seems dry, keep brushing over top of the crayon. It is important to not put thick paint on top of your petroglyph, or it won't show through!

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