Kids Indian Crafts

We've already learned how to make a native dream catcher, but there is many more kids Indian crafts we can learn - because there is so much more to their culture!

Kids like to also play "cowboys and indians". We've created our home-made costumes with our cowboy crafts for kids now we will get the other side, some Indian attire.

What You Will Learn on This Page:

Native Headband

Tomahawk

Spear

Native Headband

First things needed is the headband. This is usually what distinguishes them - the feathers.

Craft Supplies:

  • Construction paper
  • Feathers
  • String
  • Beads
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Step #1:

Cut a piece of brown construction paper about 2-3 inches in width. This will be rolled into a circle for your headband later.

Step #2:

Decorate your head band. Usually its something simple like a few lines around.

Step #3:

Roll the paper to create the band.

Step #4:

Glue feathers where you have glued the band together (this will be he back side).

Step #5:

On one side glue a piece of string with a few beads tied onto it.



You need your weapon to defend against the cowboys.

Craft Supplies:

  • Paper towel roll
  • Brown paint
  • Cardboard
  • Tin foil
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Step #1:

Paint the paper towel roll with brown paint. Set aside to dry.

Step #2:

Paint the paper towel roll with brown paint. Set aside to dry.

Step #3:

Wrap the cardboard in tinfoil. Glue to make sure it stays.

Step #4:

On the paper towel roll, cut slits on each side of one of the openings. Slide the blade of your tomahawk in and glue it in place.

You can always decorate your weapon with sting and beads or glue some beads onto the handle.



Spear

If you need a little more distance with your weapon a spear is a better choice.

Craft Supplies:

  • Christmas wrapping paper roll
  • Brown paint
  • Cardboard
  • Tin foil
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Step #1:

Paint the Christmas paper roll with brown paint. Set aside to dry.

Step #2:

Cut out your spear blade from the cardboard.

Step #3:

Wrap the cardboard in tinfoil. Glue to make sure it stays.

Step #4:

On the roll, cut slits on each side of one of the openings. Slide the blade of your spear in and glue it in place.

You can always decorate your weapon with sting and beads or glue some beads onto the handle.



Now, with these kids Indian crafts you can defend against your cowboy friends.

Dress up and pretend are great ways for kids to use their imagination. Adding in a craft or two where they make their own costume just furthers that imagination.

Kids without imagination and not stimulated - creativity and imagination are a key to future success.

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