Games & Crafts
Native American girls and boys played with toys and games
that helped them learn tribal traditions and beliefs. Their
parents and grandparents made small baskets, pump drills,
medicine pouches, god's eyes and toy canoes for the children
They also taught the children to learn the basics of
crafting, both for childhood enjoyment and for the necessity
of daily tribal life. Dolls were made by young and old alike,
from materials such as cornhusks and animal skins. They also
wove cornhusk mats, made toy tepees and bead rings.
Although these days seem to be long past, Homestead Folk
Toys hopes, by providing a wide variety of crafts, toys and
games,that Native American culture will be continually passed
from one generation to the next, each recreating this colorful history.
#NA-2 SPIRIT WIND SONGBOOK~ Songs for the Native American flute, including selected songs, such as 'Red Sky Morning' and 'Spirit Wind' from many tribes. Includes notated melodies and tablature instructions.
#NA-3 TOMAHAWK KIT ~ Our Native American Tomahawk kit includes a slotted hardwood handle, wooden blade and suede lace. Finished size measures 11 1/2" x 5". Tomahawk history included.
#NA-4 NATIVE AMERICAN BEAD RING KIT~ Our Native American Bead Ring Kit contains enough seed beads and bead wire to craft four traditional bead rings. Includes simply, easy-to-follow instructions.
#NA-5 MEDICINE POUCH KIT~ Popular Native American craft kit. Contains pre-punched felt, fringe, lacing and instructions to make one small Native American medicine pouch. Finished size is approximately 5" x7".
#NA-6 WEB WEAVING~ Native Americans have been weaving string games similar to Cat's Cradle for centuries. Our Web-Weaving package includes a six-foor rustic cord and directions for weaving such weaving games as 'Apache Door', 'Fluttering Wings' and more.
#NA-7 GOD'S -EYE KIT~ Excellent introductory craft, that is universally known by its Spanish name 'Ojo de Dios". Recreate southwestern Native American ceremonial shields, using yarn and dowels. Each package makes two God's eyes. Complete instructions and history included.
#NA-8 NATIVE AMERICAN PUMP DRILL~ This primitive tool was used to drill holes in wood, stone or to make jewelry. This safe-to-use drill features a blunt woodn tip at the bottom to use for demonstration or play purposes. History and directions included.
#NA-9 CANOE KIT~ This easy-to-assemble kit is one of our most popular Native American crafts and features pre-punched suede, lacing, seat, base and painting instructions. Finished canoe measures 4 3/4" x 1 1/2".
#NA-10 DREAM CATCHER KIT~ Based on Native American folklore, our Dream Catcher Kit makes one traditional Dream Catcher, using a jute-covered ring, beads, sinew and feathers. Complete history included.
#NA-11 NATIVE AMERICAN TEPEE KIT~ Easy-to-make suede toy tepee kit. Includes all materials needed to make one suede tepee, along with painting directions. Finished size is approximately 3" x 2 1/2". Complete history included.
#NA-13 CORNCOB DART GAME~ Fun-to-play Native American game. Hang the rope ring from a tree branch and toss the feathered corncobs through it. Includes one rope ring and two feathered corncob darts, and complete history.
#NA-14 ARROWHEADS~ Newly-made replica jasper arrowheads, perfect for crafting, collecting or jewelry-making. Each arrowhead is individually packaged with a history card. No two alike.
# 707 NATIVE AMERICAN CORNHUSK DOLL KIT~ Native Americans often used corn silks or horsehair to adorn their cornhusk dolls. Our Native American cornhusk Doll kit contains cornhusks and genuine horsehair to make one traditional cornhusk doll. History included.
#NA-15 NATIVE AMERICAN BULL ROARER~ Traditional Native American noise-making toy. Swing the paddle in a circular motion over your head, and hear the loud roaring noise, similar to the rushing of the wind. History included.
#NA-16 NATIVE AMERICAN ROCK PAINTING KIT~ Encourage children of all ages to recreate the rock paintings of the Native Americans. Our exclusive kit includes river rocks, paints, brush and complete directions. Fun and easy to do.
#NA-17 NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN'S RATTLE KIT~ Now, children can make their own Native American rattles with this fun kit. Includes a pair of unfinished rattles, paint, brush, beads, sinew and complete directions.
American History Pioneer Folk Toys, Games, Crafts, and Music from Homestead Folk Toys in the Historical Village of Nashville, Indiana
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#NA-20 PRINCESS POCAHONTAS NECKLACE KIT~ Our Princess Pocahontas Necklace Kit symbolizes the blending of the old world and the native cultures, a joining of woodland beads and English treasure. Makes one colorful wooden bead and pendant necklace.
Beads may vary.