Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Mini Teepee

by Lucy (follow)
Turn off the TV and tune into your own imagination. Enjoy each moment, allowing your creativity to unfold in the kitchen, craft space or in nature.
5 to 10s (472)      Under 5s (429)      Medium (191)      Cheap (161)      Recycled (95)      Parent Craft (37)      Around the World (12)      Native American (1)     
We were pruning the trees in the garden and the kids began creating teepees out of the sticks, so we decided to work together and make some really cute mini teepees for their dolls and figurines to play in. These are so simple and children will enjoy creating scenes with them at the end. Maybe, you might want to make a bigger one?



Mini Teepee for kids
Finished teepee with a little scene to play with


Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5's
Level: Medium

Materials
5 straight sticks (about 20 cms in length)
Rectangular piece of material
Elastic band
Paints or textas
Needle and thread



Mini Teepee for kids
Materials for the mini teepee


Method

Source some straight sticks, and cut them to even lengths (about 20cms in length).



Mini Teepee for kids
Tie the elastic and assemble the sticks


Collect the sticks together and wrap the elastic around one end to keep them tight, then assemble the sticks in a (sort of) hexagon shape to resemble a mini teepee.



Mini Teepee for kids
Color in the fabric


Create a design on the material (perhaps an old cut up t-shirt?) - we used a geometric design, however, you could choose flowers or swirls if you wish.

Position the colored material onto the teepee frame and use the needle and thread, to tack the material to the teepee frame, to hold it in place. You may need to fold in some edges to make it fit neatly and don't forget to leave a gap for the doorway.



Set scene
Material tacked onto the teepee frame


Now, your mini teepee is ready for someone to live in - who will it be?

You could also make this much larger, even kid size if you're feeling really ambitious (and are handy with a sewing machine). Have fun.

Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Medium
#Cheap
#Recycled
#Parent Craft
#Native American
#Around The World
I like this Article - 13
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by Lucy
This is a great way to use up old egg cartons and create a cute toy based on the extremely popular c...
16 likes
Creating your own little pet rocks is great fun
9 likes
These Spider Lollipops are a fun way to add some Halloween fun to kid's "trick or treat" bags
6 likes
An Ice Fruit Bowl makes an unusual offering for any summer party table
14 likes
A Bon Bon Box is the perfect way to present a small gift to someone you love (like Mum for Mother's ...
12 likes
If your Christmas tree is looking a little sparse this year, why not make your very own unique glitt...
14 likes
view all articles by Lucy
Articles by Lucy on Other Hubs
ID: 2419
[ Submit a Comment ]
Featured Articles
Make your chicks hatch out of an Easter egg with this easy paper craft activity
10 likes
Make your own salt dough and start rolling out these cute Easter ornaments to hang around the house ...
by Lucy
12 likes
Trending Articles
This is a cute card with an Easter theme
20 likes
A great way for children to learn about art and the materials and method used to create it is to use...
19 likes
Here is a very simple cooking activity for all ages
18 likes
This activity is not only fun for Easter, it is great for fine motor skills, hand/eye co-ordination ...
17 likes
This is a fun and great easter craft for the kids
16 likes
This is a fun activity for children and adults that will create a colourful display for Easter
16 likes
Something fun you can do with the kids this Easter - make a special Easter gift basket
16 likes
This is a great activity just in time for Easter Time: Several days (due to drying process) ...
16 likes
You can decorate your home for Easter without spending a fortune, with these simple rabbits made fro...
by Lucy
15 likes
It may not be anatomically correct, but this Easter Bunny is true to the story, and produces its own...
13 likes
Categories
5 to 10s (471)
Under 5s (427)
Over 10s (319)
Any Age (259)
Baby (8)
Links (1)
Easy (495)
Medium (191)
Hard (25)
Featured on Other Hubs
The unknown, misunderstood and underestimated part of our mind is indeed the unconscious mind
14 likes
Trending on Other Hubs
I once heard a celebrity beautifully say " Hatred is just a drop in the ocean of love "
by Art
15 likes
Burning fat can be a challenge but here is one weight loss tip which is easy
28 likes
If you're looking for a great first shoe for your little one, it's worth heading over to to check o...
378 views
New on Other Hubs
Week 4 already, can you believe it? The past four weeks have flown by and I can really feel myself g...
3 likes
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version