Friday, September 20, 2013

Native American Buffalo Blanket

This is a buffalo blanket that are typical of the Arapaho and Shoshone tribes. Hides were tanned painted and beaded. For our art version of the blanket, students designed three symbols and they could add a hawk as well.  This was done on colored construction paper, and the design colored with colored pencil and traced with sharpie.  Then, we crumbled craft paper and did a brown crayon rubbing on top. Symbols were glued down in whatever arrangement the students liked.  This project was done with my first graders and took 3, 50 minute classes.

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