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The Mitchell Museum of The American Indian announces its spring and summer activities for families this May, June, July and August. Families can stop by the museum on Saturdays and Sundays to make a Native American inspired craft.

Mitchell Museum staff and volunteers lead kids in hour-long DIY projects to make simple versions of traditional Native American items including Northwest Coast Rattles, God’s Eyes, Bolo Ties and more. Kid’s crafts are offered Saturdays 11:00 am-noon and Sundays 12:30-1:30 pm. The crafts are free with regular admission.

May:

3-4 Northwest Coast Talking Rattles 10-11 Talking Feathers

17-18 Canoes 24-25 God’s Eyes

31 Bolo Ties

June:

1 Bolo Ties 7-8 Mini Tipis

14-15 Woven Baskets 21-22 Loom Beading

28-29 Paper Moccasins

July:

5-6 Cherokee Syllabary 12-13 Plains Shields

19-20 Loom Weaving 26-27 Corn Husk Dolls

August:

2-3 Northwest Coast Masks 9-10 Quill Boxes

16-17 Lakota Star Quilts 23-24 Dreamcatchers

30-31 Beaded Keychains

Kid’s craft activities are recommended for children ages 5 and up, but there is no minimum age requirement. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration is necessary.