The sky play a big part in totem pole stories and creation. This section contains a mixture of images that actually appear on authentic totem poles and whimsical images just for fun.
These coloring book stars, moon and sun patterns can easily be applied to scroll saw woodworking to make splendid wooden ornaments and decorations. Totem pole element patterns and templates may be used to teach children a variety of crafty skills. Totem designs can just as easily be used for embroidery, needlepoint, crochet and other cloth artwork or make impressive-looking latch-hook rugs and wall hangings.
Children can trace the totem pole patterns onto multicolored foam sheets or colorful felt cloth to create soft totems and masks. Apply these celestial characters to glass etching techniques or creatively sponge paint stenciling designs to trim your walls or ceramics or decorate wooden furniture. Create treasured gifts and family heirlooms to hand down to future generations with needlework and embroidery on pillows or tapestry.
Make beautiful eye-catching stunning and colorful sun catchers for the windows. Pre-color the images to print onto window decal, magnet sheets and iron-on transfer "paper" available at any office supply store. Children enjoy decorating with easily removable and transparent window decals. Make totem character magnet tokens that children can collect, trade or share.
Make Thunderbird and Grizzly Bear and other character magnet totem tokens for children to collect, trade and share.
In addition to the authentic representations, there are many whimsical designs of commonly known birds, insects and animals designed using totem artistic styles as a guide. The whimsical designs are clearly identified as such to avoid any confusion or misconceptions during the learning process. Children can mix and match to create their own unique stories and legends.
Totem pole tell stories about life in Pacific Northwest clans and families. Next family reunion bring up discussions about Family History and create your own unique family tree totem.
Children can trace the totem pole patterns onto multicolored foam sheets or colorful felt cloth to create soft totems and ethnic theme masks. Create treasured gifts and family heirlooms to hand down to future generations with needlework and embroidery on pillows or tapestry.