Wear a colorful shirt and listen to Hawaiian music to set the mood. As you make this replica tapa cloth, you'll feel like you're playing on these lush, tropical islands!
In Hawaii, bark cloth has been used for hundreds of years. It is called tapa cloth and is decorated with animals, scenes from nature, or bold geometric designs.
To make your own version of Hawaiian bark art, cut a brown paper bag into pieces with Crayola® Scissors. Soak the bark-cloth shapes in water and then wring them out. Flatten and dry by sandwiching them between newspaper under a heavy object.
Using Crayola Classic Fine Line Markers, create designs on your bark cloth. Use authentic tropical patterns found in nature and in Hawaiian art.
Finish your design by coloring it with Crayola Washable Watercolors. Dry.
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