We read all about the Zuni who lived primarily in New Mexico, we started off talking about visiting there, and what we remembered, and then read the book. Afterwards we decided to make Kachina masks, so we could be kachina dancers.
Kachina Masks craft
Supplies: paper plates, dot markers, glitter glue (actually this is one of those fun crafts that is only limited by your time and your imagination, our time was not enough to add all the bells and whistles)
1. Saturate your plate in dot paint. Then add about a pound of glitter glue. Make sure to add so much that you have a pile of it in one spot that is probably equivalent to a cup of glue. This really makes it sparkle.
2. Stick your whole hand on the wet glitter glue. Then act surprised that it got dirty.
Finished products (or the ones I could find):
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An Almost Unschooling Mom says
I've never heard of the Zunnis, but my mother had a turquoise necklace just like the women on the front of the book, when we lived in Colorado – I was pretty young then, I might be remembering it bigger than it was 🙂
Raising a Happy Child says
LOL on the technique used. In Anna's words, “I am puzzled. I didn't plan on making a mess”. I think the end result is pretty neat.
Pathfinder Mom says
I love the commentary on the glitter glue – I can so identify with that kind of crafting.
The masks are great! I love the hand stuck in the glitter glue followed by surprise at the mess.
I didn't know about the Zunis either. I'll have to remember this when we study New Mexico.
No dancing pictures?
I can just imagione how crazy they went w/the glue!
Lucky kids to have a mom who lets them use glitter glue – loved your commentary =)
What a great project! Ahhh glitter glue always a lot of fun….always a lot of mess. I love it :0)
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Christianne @ Little Page Turners says
Great tutorial! We can't make anything without it requiring a gallon of glue… My girls have yet to discover glitter – it's forbidden in my house. 😉
Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says
What a GREAT idea!!! LOVE this!!! 🙂 I was just telling Emily the other day about rain dances too. lol
Love the masks….another cute paper plate project. We should buy stock in paper plates and toilet paper rolls haha!
Wonder Mom says
BAHAHAHAHA!!! WONDERFUL directions!