Native Crafts: Inspired by North America's First People by Kids Can Press, Inc., Esperanca Melo
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
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.