This Native American teepee art create-and-construct travel activity for kids will keep children busy on their journey and provide them with a new toy to be played with imaginatively at their destination.
Invite your children to make colorful teepees, allowing them to explore Native American history while designing their own teepee patterns.
A teepee is a Plains Indian home, made of buffalo hide fastened around long wooden poles. These cone-shaped structures were big enough to hold 30 or 40 people. They kept everyone warm in winter and cool in the summer.
This travel art can be done in:
- Hotel rooms
What you will need:
- Printed Native American Teepees activity sheet
- A variety of colored pencils, felt tip markers or crayons
- Safety scissors and a glue stick
- Feathers and pipe cleaners to decorate them with
- Print out the Native American Teepees activity sheet.
- Put all drawing materials in a plastic lidded box ready for transporting. Give your children a tray to work on.
- Encourage your children to creatively color the teepees.
- Cut them out with safety scissors.
- Fold along the dotted lines and use your glue stick to glue them into a cone shape.
- Poke the pipe cleaners and feathers through the top of the teepee.
- Put them on display or use them as toys at your home-away-from-home!
Diane 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/