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The Indian Selection:

Bring the first thanksgiving mood in your home, and be Indians for the thanksgiving day! Try the craft ideas below that will make your home another Plymouth!

INDIAN HEADBAND

You will require
Straws
Brown Paper Bag, or felt
Construction Paper, or Newspaper Comics
Glue or Stapler
Scissors
Markers
Make headband out of brown paper bag or felt by cutting long strip. Fit to your head so it sits over your forehead and around the back of your head comfortably. Decorate headband with markers or cut out designs of construction paper.
Staple or glue strip together to make a headband.
Cut out feathers from construction paper or newspaper comics, making fringe with the scissors. Glue each feather onto one straw. Attach straw onto inside of headband with a stapler or glue.


INDIAN DRUM

Supplies:
Oatmeal Box or any Can with Lid
Tape
Construction Paper
Rubber Bands
Crayons
Scissors
Cut a piece of construction paper to fit around can. Draw "Indian" designs on it, and tape it onto can. Cut 2 circles out of construction paper about an inch bigger than the lid. Put it over the top and bottom of the can, and use rubber bands to hold it on.

INDIAN JACKET

You will need
Brown Paper Bag
Scissors
Glue
Construction Paper
Markers, Crayons, Paints
Take a brown paper bag and cut arm holes in sides of bag, as if head was the bottom of the bag.
Cut up front of bag towards bottom of bag. Cut circle at bottom of bag for neck. You should be able to put the bag on as a jacket with your arms through the holes on the side. It's almost like a vest, rather than a jacket.
Cut fringe at the bottom of the jacket (which is the top of the bag).
Paint/color Indian patterns onto jacket. Cut out shapes from construction paper, or cut fringe and paste onto jacket.


INDIAN VEST

You will need
Paper Bag
Scissors
Optional Materials (see below)
Cut a vest from the paper bag, cut a slit up the front and neck and arm holes. To decorate, either cut out construction paper shape (arrows, sun, designs, etc) and glue them on : or, Or use potatoes to paint them (slice potatoes in half: cut design into potatoes: dip in paint and print onto vest).


TOTEM POLE

Supplies:
Egg Cartons
Scrap Paper, Feathers, Beads, Etc
Crayons
Glue
Scissors
Cut egg cartons into 4 rows of 3 cups. Glue 2 sections together, back to back, to form the totem pole. Decorate as desired.

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