Hundreds of years ago, the Native Americans of the Plains recorded their memories and told stories by painting scenes on the hides of the buffalo – the animal on which they depended. Use this creative technique to chronicle your own tales.
What you need:
• Butcher paper or brown craft paper (about 12” x 15”)
• Coffee or tea
• Large bowl
What you do:
1. Fold the paper in half, long edge to long edge.
2. Use a crayon to draw half circles over each corner.
3. Tear along the half circle line to make a rough edge.
4. Open the paper.
5. Using colored crayons draw one event you remember.
6. When you are finished drawing, crumple your paper.
7. Ask a parent to make some coffee or tea, let it cool, then pour into a large shallow bowl.
8. Dip the crumbled paper into the tea or coffee. Squeeze or blot out the extra liquid.
9. Flatten and place on newspaper to dry.