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Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures

June 6, 2013 by  
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Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures, were both real and fantastic. They have been an important motif for craftman in every culture. Early jewelry, overflows with animal forms, they were used to infuse objects with sacred and magical power. Art was an important form of expression in the Americas for hundreds, even thousands [...]

Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: Ground Vehicles

April 23, 2013 by  
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Leonardo da Vinci devoted his time and abilities to create new vehicles. He drew plans for self-propelled carts with wheels, for an armored tank, and for other war machines.

Ethnic Art Project for Kids: South American Gold Jewelry

January 1, 2013 by  
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Today we have this amazing art project about Pre-Columbian art. South American cultures created beautiful and very impressive jewelry. In this project we will learn about their craft and we will produce our own jewels. Did you know that the ancient cultures in the Andes created the most elaborated gold jewelry? Kids can learn here [...]

Ethnic art Project for Kids: How to make an Aztec Mask

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Today we will learn how to make an Aztec Mask. Ancient Aztec, lived in Meso America, this is a region and cultural area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico all the way to Costa Rica. Advanced pre-Columbian societies flourished here before the Spanish colonization of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries. Have [...]

Ethnic Art Project for Kids: Jewelry from Ancient South America

November 14, 2012 by  
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Ancient people from the Andes used gold objects in their ceremonies and to adorn themselves. Beautiful and heavily worked rings, bracelets, earrings, pectorals, nosepieces, and masks, gave name to “El Dorado” (golden in Spanish), the legendary “Lost City of Gold, famous since the days of the Spanish Conquistadors.  

Art History for Kids: Ancient Quipus from the Incas

October 16, 2012 by  
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Ancient quipus  from the Inca Empire are still a mystery. Quipus can be described as ancient books, but instead of have letters or symbols, they are made of strings and knots.The Inca Empire was one of the greatest empires by the time the Spanish Conquistadors discovered America. They lived in the Andes and developed a [...]

Ethnic Art Project for Kids: Sand Painting

October 16, 2012 by  
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Many cultures have use colored sand to paint or to create with it. Native American Indians used sand painting to heal and to get rid of bad energies.

Ethnic Project for Kids: how to Make a Quipu

October 15, 2012 by  
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Quipus are books from the ancient Inca empire in Peru. But these books are so special, they are not made on paper, or leather, or parchment, they are not even carved on stone. These books are made of colorful yarn strings attached to a main cord, and instead of letters or numbers, they used knots! [...]

Art History for Kids: Gold in the Andes

September 30, 2012 by  
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The Andes region was populated by many different cultures before the Hispanic conquistadors came to America. All this cultures had something in common: They worked precious metals.

Art Project for Kids: How to Make a Rock Sculpture

September 24, 2012 by  
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The Inuit (eskimos) are the ancient people who lived in the coldest part of our planet for more than a thousand years. They created the Inukshuk or rock sculptures to  show directions, warn of danger,  mark a place ,store food, or as religious figures.  

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