Native American Pinch Pots

Native American Pinch Pots craft

Fire up early interest in art and history. Shape colorful pinch pots inspired by Lenni Lenape pottery!

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    Pottery making is a tradition around the world. This project was inspired by the Lenni Lenape, Native Americans who lived in the eastern United States.

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    To create pastel colors for your pottery, color white Crayola® Model Magic compound with color from Crayola Washable Markers. Knead the modeling compound with your fingers to blend. Keep adding washable marker color until you have the shade you want.

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    Shape Model Magic compound into a vase, bowl, or other pottery. To create a simple pinch pot, press your thumb into a ball of the material. Shape and smooth the inside and outside of your pot.

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    If you wish, use a craft stick or plastic dinnerware to etch designs into the pinch pot.