stART: Zuni kachina masks

We read all about the Zuni who lived primarily in New Mexico, we started off talking about visiting there, and what we remembered, and then read the book.  Afterwards we decided to make Kachina masks, so we could be kachina dancers.
Supplies: paper plates, dot markers, glitter glue (actually this is one of those fun crafts that is only limited by your time and your imagination, our time was not enough to add all the bells and whistles)
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1.  Saturate your plate in dot paint.  Then add about a pound of glitter glue.  Make sure to add so much that you have a pile of it in one spot that is probably equivalent to a cup of glue.  This really makes it sparkle.
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2.  Stick your whole hand on the wet glitter glue.  Then act surprised that it got dirty.

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Finished products (or the ones I could find):

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Superman says: “I dare you rain spirits to rain more.  Austin isn’t flooded yet.”  Okay, he didn’t say that, but they were amused at people dancing to make it rain.


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11 thoughts on “stART: Zuni kachina masks

  1. I've never heard of the Zunnis, but my mother had a turquoise necklace just like the women on the front of the book, when we lived in Colorado – I was pretty young then, I might be remembering it bigger than it was 🙂

  2. The masks are great! I love the hand stuck in the glitter glue followed by surprise at the mess.

    I didn't know about the Zunis either. I'll have to remember this when we study New Mexico.

    No dancing pictures?

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