Crafts For The Classroom

Crafts For The Classroom

Crafts, besides being fun, allow students to get hands-on experience with the subject matter. Hands-on crafts are especially crucial to a study of Native American history. For centuries, Native American peoples across the continent created all of their possessions by hand. From tools and weapons to cookware to toys, everything used by Native Americans prior to European contact had to be hand-crafted. The crafts featured on this page give students a glimpse into the life of a Native American child from hundreds of years ago, as well as instilling a profound sense of pride of creation. Instructions for each craft are in PDF format, ready to download and print out for easy reference.

Materials such as furs, leather lace, feathers, etc. can be acquired from a number of sources. We recommend the online store, the Wandering Bull.