Construction Paper Teepees

Construction Paper Teepees by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and while you will certainly be bombarded by turkey crafts soon, I wanted to share an Indian project with you today. As children learn about the first Thanksgiving, they will find that Indians played a big part. Make this fun and easy Thanksgiving craft with the kids to help them get a better understand of how it all began.

Full printable instructions are at the end of this post.

Construction Paper Teepees by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Start off by forming a simple cone from construction paper.

Construction Paper Teepees by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Snip off any extra with scissors.

Construction Paper Teepees by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Mark the inside of the cone where you will be taping it together.

Construction Paper Teepees by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Open it back up.

Construction Paper Teepees by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Decorate with markers.

Construction Paper Teepees by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Roll it back up and tape it together.

Construction Paper Teepees by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Trim a small piece off the top.

Construction Paper Teepees by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Cut pipe cleaner into pieces.

Construction Paper Teepees by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Twist three together.

Construction Paper Teepees by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Make the flames for the campfire (see printable instructions).

Here’s a bunch more Thanksgiving crafts!

Construction Paper Teepees

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Construction Paper Teepees

What you need:

  • 2 sheets of tan construction paper
  • Colorful markers
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • 1 brown pipe cleaner
  • Hot glue gun

What you do:

  1. Begin by making a cone shape from construction paper. Use a pen to mark inside the cone where you will tape it together.
  2. Open it up and use colorful markers to draw Indian symbols such as turtles, bear claws, suns and mountain ranges. There are plenty of symbols on the internet, simply do a web search for “american indian symbols”, then choose the images option to see the different sources.
  3. After decorating your cones, tape them together, inside and out.
  4. Use scissors to snip off a small slanted opening at the top.
  5. Cut pipe cleaner into 6 equal parts. Twist three of those pieces together at one end. Hot glue the twisted end into the opening at the top of the teepee. Repeat with the remaining three pipe cleaner pieces for the second teepee.
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