Teepee Kids Craft
We made teepees this week as we learned about American Indians. This fun and super simple craft will have your kids exploring the rich history of our country and the people. Great for lessons on Native Americans, celebrating Thanksgiving, or just a fun rainy day activity for the kids, you won’t even need to head out to the store for crafting supplies! Just a few simple supplies are needed for this easy teepee kids craft! Here’s our newest crafting creation.
Here’s how to make it:
What You Will Need:
- 3 Disposable Straws
- Construction Paper
- Twine or string
- Bring 3 straws together close to 2 inches from the tops (if you have bendy straws, right at the bend). Take your twine and wrap around and through the straws to get them to stand up in a tripod without support. Tie in a knot
- Color on your construction paper. We did shapes of animals, rivers, trees, suns, stars, and other common themes (except my son made a car too, LOL. That’s SO him!). It’s a good time to research some of the Native American patterns/drawings and what they mean.
- Cut construction paper into 3 triangles to fit on top of your straw structures. Secure triangles onto your straws with tape.
- Cut a small slit in one of the triangles to be the door of the teepee. Fold back for easy access.
VOILA! An easy teepee craft that can easily be tied into a history lesson for the day. My kids loved creating these teepees for their little action figures and dolls. And it was a fun way to get them excited about learning American history!
Need some more easy kids craft ideas? Check out my pinterest page for some easy inspiration! 🙂
Be sure to follow Raising Whasians for more easy kids crafts, recipes and giveaways!