Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Totem Pole

Do you have daycare or a summer program ? Maybe a birthday party?? Summer camp or vacation bible school? about cowboys and Indian theme party?? Here is a totem pole using recycled objects from around the house.

Here's what you will need for the totem on the right--for directions click HERE
  • Plastic Milk Cartons and Coffee containers  (* Do not use plastic soda or juice containers as the plastic is too hard to cut through to insert the pole.)
  • Gesso paint
  • Acrylic paints/ brushes
  • Old broom pole or PVC pipe
  • Plastic place mat ($1 from Dollar stores)
  • Sharp knife - for adult use only

For this totem pole find instructions HERE

Books related to our project --
North American Indian Crafts
Informative, carefully researched coloring book depicts, in 39 detailed illustrations, native North Americans engaged in a host of arts and crafts: drum-making, carving totem poles, face and body painting, building a dugout canoe, making and painting ceramic pots, weaving rugs and blankets, preparing hides, more. Descriptive captions.

Cowboy Up!: Ride the Navajo Rodeo
It's morning at the rodeo. Riders are standing by. Horses are in the chutes. "Cowboy up!" the announcer calls. Then the excitement begins In this riveting collection, narrative poems give voice to the individual competitors, lively prose explains rodeo events, and evocative photographs show off the riders and ropers, the horses, bulls, and broncs. It all adds up to an unforgettable close-up view of Navajo
rodeo over the course of one action-packed day.

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