Make a Paper Papoose and Cradleboard!
As you prepare for Thanksgiving, use this fun craft to get your child involved! You'll create a wonderful opportunity to talk about the first Thanksgiving and Native American traditions, and your child will exercise his creativity and develop those fine motor skills as he crafts and weaves this fine handmade cradleboard to carry his very own papoose (Native American baby)! He'll also end up with a great prop to use for role-play involving families and babies or Native American culture!
What You Need:
- Brown or beige construction paper (or manila file folder)
- Brown construction paper (or paper bag) in a different shade
- Crayons or markers
- Single hole punch
- Yarn (about 2 yards)
- Brown tempera paint (optional)