When our family visited the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque last month, both Trevor and I were so inspired by the art we saw. The museum had many gorgeous pieces on permanent display, plus a lobby exhibit of artwork by local children. We both really liked the animal-inspired artwork by the fifth graders at Santo Domingo School, particularly this buffalo:
... and this jackrabbit.
I shared these photos with the students in Trevor's class during our most recent lesson about Native Americans. They served as inspiration for our own art.
- white drawing paper
- colored pencils or markers
- brown construction paper
What to Do:
- Draw a buffalo on the white paper. This site has excellent step-by-step instructions.
- Cut out the buffalo.
- Decorate the buffalo, either on the side with the drawing or on the blank side on the reverse.
- Glue the buffalo to the brown construction paper.
Here are a few of the buffalo projects made by Trevor's classmates. I love how different they all are:
This one is Trevor's. The four quadrants represent spring, summer, fall and winter.
Great job, fifth graders!