After our field trip to the Museum of Anthropology on a beautiful spring day, we spent an afternoon making and learning about First Nations art with our homeschool friends.
Bentwood boxes traditionally made by First Nations people on the west coast have special designs that are over 1000 years old. By using variations of two simple forms - "ovoid" and "U" - the kids created their own unique bentwood boxes.
The kids enjoyed playing with a Kwakiutl bear mask, a Makah bird mask, and a traditional tribal button blanket made by another homeschool family.
Resource: "The Bentwood Box: An Activity Book" by Nan McNutt