Having a creative activity that the whole family can work on is priceless. In this totem pole craft each member’s contribution adds up to one complete masterpiece that can me displayed in the home to signify family unity. It is also just a fun and cool craft to do together!
one paper towel roll tube
one toilet paper roll tube
sheets of plain white paper
assorted colors of markers
How to Make:
Step 1. Give each family member a sheet of paper and a marker and have them draw a face on it. The face should fit into a rectangle that is 2 1/2 inches tall by 3 inches wide so it is easier to give kids the paper pre cut to the correct size and have them stay within that area. You can pull up “totem pole drawings” on your phone, tablet or laptop to give kids ideas for drawing the faces.
Step 2. Someone will be in charge of the eagle on top. In this craft, the 3 kids each did a face and the parents worked together on the eagle. The eagle should be 2 1/2 inches wide and about 4 inches long so there is room for chest feathers in the design and the family’s last name below that (as shown). Leave about 1/4 inch on the bottom of the tube where it will slide inside the paper towel tube.
Step 3. Have everyone complete their faces by coloring them in. (Cut them out if needed.)
Step 4. Glue the eagle face onto the toilet paper tube and lay it down in a plain piece of paper. Draw some wings for the eagle then color them and cut them out. Glue the wings to the back.
Step 5. Have each child glue their face onto the totem pole. In this craft they left room between each face for the family member’s names. If there are more than three family members just leave out the names.
Once each child has attached their totem face and written their name, stand the pole up and slide the eagle into the top of the pole and you are finished!
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