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Tepee Craft

 
Tepee Craft


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What You'll Need:

  • Accordion Straws
  • Tape or Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers and/or Other Decorations
  • Construction Paper

At the Party:

Have the children follow the instructions below to build their own tepees. Use the images below as a reference.
  1. Tie three straws together, about one inch from the top ends, to form a pyramid. Straws that bend at the neck work well because the accordion section gives you a place to tie the straws. (See images 1 and 2 below.)
  2. Cut out a tepee pattern from the construction paper, one for each guest. (See image 3 below.)
  3. Curl the construction paper around to form a cone. Tape or glue it together. Use scissors to cut off the top inch of the cone. (See image 4 below.)
  4. Push the straw support up through the hole in the top of the cone. Cut an inch-and-a-half up from the bottom of the tepee, and fold the flaps back to form the tepee's entrance. (See image 5 below.)
Let the children decorate their tepees with markers, glitter glue, etc.