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Dreamcatchers and Totem Poles tied in nicely with the 5th grade's Native American Social Studies unit. We used pipe cleaners for the dream catcher design, mainly because I had an excess of pipe cleaners. They actually worked really well. We started with a basic design for the center and added beads and hot glued feathers to the end.
The students designed totem poles on card stock. They sketched out 3 North American animals that they wanted on their totem poles. After their sketch was complete, they used oil pastels on folded card stock to do their standing totem poles.