Native American Crafts Unit

Children in the American colonies frequently learned how to make toys and other crafts from the Native American children who lived nearby. The activities below illustrate some of the crafts, techniques, and materials which Native and Colonial children might have used for their toys and crafts.

None of these activities is inherently dangerous. All have been classroom tested over many years. However, TeachersFirst recommends that students interested in trying any of these acitivities at home get the permission of a parent before beginning.

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Making a Cornhusk Doll

Making a Native American Pinch Pot

 Making a "Dream Catcher"

 Early American Weaving

 Native American Recipes