Canada is rich with the tradition of tribal heritage. Tribal stories were often told with pictures, a language rich in design and symbolism. Create a miniature friendship hide to tell your story to share with kindred spirits.
Age Range: 7 to 12
Grade Range 1 to 6
Skill Level: Easy
Appropriate for These Special Events
Every Day and Rainy Days
Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts e.g. step by step instructions
Time Needed for Project
1 hour plus drying time
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- Elmer’s® White School Glue
- Elmer’s® Repositionable Glue Stick
- Elmer’s® Painters® Opaque Paint Markers
- Brown lunch bag
- Assorted colors of chalk
- Optional – raffia, feathers, pony beads
- Construction paper- any color
- Paint brush
- Cotton swab
- Hole punch
- Optional: decorative edge scissors
1. Fold the paper bag in half. Cut out the pattern, secure to the folded bag with a paper clip.
2. Tear the hide shape from the paper bag following the pattern. Draw selected designs around the center of the hide with markers. Tell a story through your designs.
3. Crumple the paper, then unfold and smooth flat. Rub chalk over the surface. Color the designs, and then smear the chalk with your fingers or the cotton swap.
4. Apply a generous coat of white glue with a paint brush over the designs. Let dry.
5. Cut out another hide pattern from colored construction paper. Cut slightly larger than the actual pattern. Using the repositionable glue stick, glue the decorated hide to the construction paper. Trim around the edges with regular or decorative edge scissors. Apply more white glue to cover. Punch a hole in the corner, and then trim with raffia, beads, and feathers.
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