Native American Sand Painting
Children write Navajo journals pretending to be a Native American for four days. Student then begin their art project. After lightly penciling in their sketch of the land and environment of the Navajo, the students receive brown construction paper cut to about 6x8 inches. The children recreate their sketches and design original journal covers for their writing. Tempera paints are used. When dry, the brown paper gives the impression a hide has been painted.