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As part of our Navajo Art tutorial you can learn how to make a traditional Navajo blanket, using craft paper, yarn and markers.
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Begin designing you blanket by using your ruler to measure horizontal sections. You can make your sections of variety of sizes that follow a pattern to add visual interest to the blanket. Once you’ve finished making you sections, draw designs and patterns in each area. Diamonds, stars, triangles, zigzags, and stripes are traditional design used by Navajo Indians. Continue designing your blanket until you think it’s complete.
Next, to make your craft paper to see more cloth-like like, crumple it up and then spread it back out. Repeat this process several times until the paper becomes soft. Once your paper is soft, use an iron set on medium heat to smooth out the paper. Using transfer paper, transfer your sketch to the craft paper.
Now, pick a color scheme for your blanket, don’t forget to consider your yarn colors when you pick the color scheme. Use your oil pastels and markers to color your designs and patterns.
Cut two pieces of tagboard into strips, the same with as your blanket. Use a hot glue gun to attach them to the top and bottom of the blanket. Use a hole-puncher to punch holes in the end of your blanket and tagboard. Cut a long piece of yarn and gather it into a bunch. Cut through the loops of the gathered yarn to make short pieces of yarn. Tie your knots in each of the holes and continue until you have finished the blanket.