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Make a totem pole turkey for the Thanksgiving Day table. Get on Santa's "Nice" list and make a Christmas Santa totem pole with these whimsical Santa, reindeer, elves, gingerbread man and Christmas turkey totem pole characters.
Create your own holiday totem pole to record the story of your family gathering. Decorate the house and deck the halls with totem trees, Christmas lights and wreaths and decorate for the Christmas party or family gathering.
Birds usually are placed on the top of totem poles, and pesky elf frogs and toads can peek out anywhere on the pole. Really, the order of the characters doesn't matter so, don't worry, you won't land on Santa's "Naughty List".
These coloring book patterns can easily be applied to scroll saw woodworking to make splendid wooden ornaments and decorations. Totem pole craft 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 ethnic theme masks. Apply these patterns 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.
Print and color these totem characters with Crayola Crayons or Magic markers. Laminate your favorite paper decorations to make permanent or long-lasting ornaments that can be used as unique gifts for relatives and friends.
Totem pole tell stories about life in Pacific Northwest clans and families. Next family reunion bring up discussions about family tree history and create your own unique family tree totem.