In this design studio, little artists learned about the art of basketry. Native and aboriginal tribes are renowned for their basket-weaving techniques made from a variety of fibrous or pliable materials such as pine straw, stems, animal hair, hide, grasses, thread, and wood.
Our goal of this “green” studio was to save an empty juice can by weaving it into a dainty basket. The weaving was accomplished with a single strand of cereal box cardboard cut to create a continuous strip that was woven through the juice can.
Unlike the Native and aboriginal baskets that were usually traded for goods our metal-bottomed baskets are quite sturdy and could serve to store a variety of small items from craft supplies to little Easter goodies. Our little artists decided to paint their baskets and give them as gifts.
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