We made birch bark canoes.
You know, the small kind.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think I’ll make a few more of these too.. they looks so cute!