Native Crafts (Kids Can Do It Series): Inspired by North America's First People

Native Crafts (Kids Can Do It Series): Inspired by North America's First People

by Maxine Trottier, Esperanca Melo
     
 

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Native peoples have always turned to the natural world to make everything from clothing to cooking utensils to ceremonial items. In the same tradition of using materials and designs inspired by nature, this book in the Kids Can Do It series shows kids how to make their own beautiful native crafts and musical instruments. Photos, diagrams and step-by-step instructions

Overview

Native peoples have always turned to the natural world to make everything from clothing to cooking utensils to ceremonial items. In the same tradition of using materials and designs inspired by nature, this book in the Kids Can Do It series shows kids how to make their own beautiful native crafts and musical instruments. Photos, diagrams and step-by-step instructions make it easy! Kids will also find out more about the many Native peoples of North America. Kids can make
• seed and bead jewellery
• clay pinch pots
• totem poles
• moccasins
• hoop drums
• corncob and cornhusk dolls

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This is a wonderful book. Kids Can Press has outdone themselves again.
New Brunswick Reader
Native Crafts is ? a wonderful introduction to the many different Native traditions of North America.
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Kids Can Press presents an instructional book focusing on Native Peoples crafts appropriate for the younger set. Sixteen items are described and directions for making them are detailed in the text. Directions are easy to understand and most items are made from commonly found materials. These projects would be fun for those hot, summer days when "there is nothing to do" echoes through the house. Not only will young people acquire some of the skills that Native Peoples used on a daily basis, but they will also have a "cool" finished project. Jewelry from seeds and beadwork, pinch pots, totem poles, wearable moccasins, cornhusk and clay dolls, and various musical instruments are choices in the book. The moccasin pattern is particularly impressive. The projects could easily be used in a classroom setting for Indian studies. A territorial map shows where thirty-three Indian tribes live in the North American continent. 2000, Kids Can Press Ltd., Ages 6 to 13, $12.95. Reviewer: Barbara Youngblood
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Attractive series entries with colorful illustrations and clear, step-by-step instructions. The 11 projects in Papier-M ch are original and appealing and the necessary supplies are readily available. The hints on preparing papier-m ch paste and the tips on sanding and fixing mistakes are especially helpful. Native Crafts has instructions for 16 projects including seed and bead jewelry, clay pinch pots, cornhusk dolls, turtle rattles, and hoop drums. Each activity begins with a brief description of how the object was utilized and by what group. In both books, adult assistance will be needed for some of the crafts. Additional purchases where needed.-Marion F. Gallivan, Gannon University, Erie, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550748543
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Kids Can Do It Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range:
8 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

Maxine Trottier, award-winning author of numerous picture books, novels and non-fiction works, was born in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan, and moved to Canada with her family at the age of ten. Her inspiration as an author has often come from her ancestors ? French habitants and the Miami people. Maxine lives with her husband, William, in Port Stanley, Ontario.

Esperança Melo is an artist and illustrator. She lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

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