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Aztec Postcard Travel Art

By April 13, 2014February 24th, 20152 Comments

Postcard Travel Art

Encourage children to explore Aztec history. The Aztecs were a wandering tribe from northern Mexico and were one of the last great Native American civilizations. The Aztecs were very artistic people, with a love of pottery, poetry and sculpting. They often applied their art as tattoos to their warriors.

Invite your children to color in these abstract Aztec patterns and make them into postcards to send home during your journeys.

This travel art can be done in:

  • Cars
  • Planes
  • Trains
  • Hotel rooms

 

What you will need:

  • Printed Aztec Postcards activity sheet
  • A variety of colored pencils, felt tip markers or crayons
  • Safety scissors and a glue stick
  • A stiff card

 

Directions:

  1. Print out the Aztec Postcards activity sheet.
  2. Put all drawing materials in a plastic lidded box ready for transporting. Give your children a tray to work on.
  3. Invite your children to color in the Aztec pattern on the postcard or allow them to design their own.
  4. Send it to someone special with your best vacation news!

 

Imagination BoxDiane Pagan graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with a fashion/textiles degree. She is a UK mom who is passionate about creativity, and she set up The Imagination Box to share her treasure trove of ideas and inspire families to bring more art into their lives. Connect with her and get more great ideas at http://www.theimaginationbox.com/

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  • Wonderful activity to do with children. Those patterns can really turn very colourful and pretty. Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler. Please, when you have a minute, add our badge or link back to any of co-host. Thanks and hope to see you next Sunday!

  • Tips and tricks to keep kids entertained are always brilliant – more so when they take up little to no room in the suitcase. Thanks for joining us for #SundayTraveler – hope to see you again this Sunday.

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