Jan 21, 2013

Maasai Necklaces

Image via http://www.onevillageoneworld.org
These paper plate necklaces were made by grade one students who were learning about Africa. For centuries, beaded jewellery has been a mark of beauty and prosperity among the Maasai tribes of Eastern Africa. 
The idea for this lesson came from Mrs Brown's Art Class. Students cut out the centre circle from a paper plate and used this spare piece to cut a rectangular piece which was stapled to the bottom of the necklace piece. Students viewed many photographs of Maasai jewellery then drew and painted designs on their necklaces. Coloured pieces of wool and beads were added to complete.


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