Weave a basket? Sure! Explore how the Caribs of Dominica use natural materials to create beautiful handcrafted baskets.
The Caribs, who are descendants of the Arawaks (the native people of the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica) are expert basket weavers. They soak very thin strips of reed in tree stumps where rainwater collects. The tree and its bark produce natural dyes, resulting in many different values of the color brown. Here’s one way to create a replica Carib basket.
Use Crayola® Multicultural Markers to color several thick stripes of different shades of brown on a large sheet of paper. Cut thin strips from each stripe with Crayola Scissors.
Weave a square bottom with several strips. Fold up the ends of the strips and weave them into sides. How to make your strips longer? Just glue another strip on the end with a Crayola Glue Stick.
To finish your basket, fold the strip ends into the inside of your basket and trim them. Glue the ends inside the basket. These make great gifts or organizers. What will you do with your basket?
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