This series highlights American Indian design and handcrafts. A different craft is featured on select Saturdays once a month. For a small kit fee ($3-$7) kids can decorate a shoulder bag reminiscent of Ojibwe bandolier bags, bead a ring to learn basic stringing techniques, make a corn husk doll, create their own dream catcher, or weave a "God's Eye," used to decorate ceremonial shields of southwestern American Indians. The kids also learn about the tradition of the craft and the materials used.
- Bead a Ring: Learn basic stringing techniques while making your own ring.
- Make a God’s Eye: The name is derived from the ceremonial shields of Southwestern American Indians. The cross design represents the four elements: earth, wind, fire and water.
- Dream Catcher Weaving: A woven web believed to protect the dream world of the person who sleeps beneath it.
- Make a Corn Husk Doll: Corn husk dolls are made out of the outer covering of an ear of corn. These dolls were typically made during the fall after the ears of corn were dried and husked.
- Ojibwe Shoulder Bag Activity: A hands-on introduction to the arts and culture of the Ojibwe, a woodland people of the Great Lakes region. Additional kits can be purchased at the Trading Post or online.