BASED ON ARTWORK BY: Nampeyo (Hopi) and Kicking Bear (Sioux)
MAIN ARTWORK USED: Hopi Bowls by Nampeyo and Battle of Little Big Horn by Kicking Bear
SUBMITTED BY: Luisa Dugas
GRADE LEVEL: 2/3
Brown Paper bags (free at the Super market)
Acrylic Paint in red, turquoise, black, white and orange
Pencils and Black Sharpie
STEP 1: Scrunch up your brown paper bag, open and smooth it flat. Repeat. Then, tear brown paper bag to resemble the shape of a buffalo hide. Show example.
STEP 2: With black sharpie make a border around your whole hide. It is a good idea to create a repeating pattern. Show examples. If children want, they may draw it in pencil first, but it takes a lot of time.
STEP 3: Draw in pencil your Native American inspired designs. Make sure your designs are big and fill your hide. Designs should not have a lot of detail.
STEP 4: Use ONLY 3 of the 5 colors and color your designs. Set aside to dry.
STEP 5: When dry, edge all designs with black sharpie to make them stand out.