Native American Placemats
By: Tania Cowling
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 3 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
Native Americans wrote with pictographs (picture symbols). Use Native American symbols to decorate a placemat that can be used at your Thanksgiving feast.
What you'll need:
- Brown grocery bags
- Colored markers
- Clear plastic adhesive paper
How to make it:
- Cut a brown grocery bag and open it flat.
- Draw and cut out the shape of a bearskin.
- On the plain side, draw Native American symbols with colored markers.
- Place clear adhesive paper on top to keep the placemat water resistant.
- Together, discuss the symbols that your child drew on the skin and how they relate to Native American life.