Fill-In-The-Blanks Fillers

Decorations are little critters and other characters that are useful in filling in the blank spots that invariably appear between larger carvings on a totem pole.

These little decorations provide details necessary to the story or message the carvers intend to convey and are not usually placed without careful consideration of their meanings.

As long as the character fits, it's all good.

How to Construct Color Book Totem Poles

  • Create Tube Totem Pole Patterns
  • Print Scissorcrafts Collages and Sets
  • Materials to Gather - Viet our materials list for items you can use to create home-made totem poles
  • Cut and paste - mix and match totem decorations
  • Print and color Totem Pole Parts - Eyes, Noses, Eyebrows, Hands, Paws, Potlash, Skils, Hats
Create new and interesting totem pole people and creatures.

Make foam Totem pole decorations. Trace the designs onto multi-color fun craft foam sheets to create colorful soft masks and pole characters. Use the left over trimmings of foam pieces to fill in empty space between totem characters or create your own cut and paste designs and shapes for your totem or masks.All premium designs suitable to print on one sheet of regular or heavy duty 8 1/2" x 11" paper. Landscape mode on the printer produces the largest possible version of the image (for most printers. For extra large prints such as 11" x 17" and larger, visit the local Staples or Quickie print shops in your area.

Totem Pole Parts

Cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls, paper towels, aluminum foil, saran wrap, etc., make great bases for children to create paper totem poles.

Mix and Match

Collect clean toilet paper and paper towel tubes to create kid-size totem poles. Arts and craft stores also sell packs of new, never used colorful tubes sized. The craft images in the TP pole section are designs to fit on paper towel tubes, tp tubes and gift wrap tubes.