Native Americans : Northeast Woodland Tribes : birch bark canoes (part 2)

We made birch bark canoes.

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You know, the small kind.

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Just like the baskets we made earlier (that I posted about few days ago), we made the template on regular paper first, to make sure we liked the design and the size.

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We then traced it on the birch bark, cut it with scissors, and then started sewing.  This required a lot more sewing than the basket, and we had to be really careful so not to break the bark when folding it.

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We added a small twig on the top of the canoe, on the edge, so it would keep a little better… also because that’s how some of their canoes looked in the photos.

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They were (also) tiny, and they turned out so cute!  We made quite a few, and lots of them are on the day-to0day playing Lucas and Siena do.

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I think I’ll make a few more of these too.. they looks so cute!

 

 

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One Response to Native Americans : Northeast Woodland Tribes : birch bark canoes (part 2)

  1. Katie says:

    Wow – you have totally crafty kids! Great idea.

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