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Curriculum - Birchbark Container

Design Your Own Birchbark Berry Container

birchbark container

1. Fold corners “E” along the dotted lines. Next, crease the “F” dotted lines.
Overlap the folded corners “E,” as shown in the image on the right.
layout and fold
2. Use a bamboo skewer to pierce the container at each end. Thread raffia through the holes on each end and tie to hold the container together, as shown.
fold and sew
3. Decorate the finished “birchbark” container using some of the
traditional designs suggested below:
design elements

 

Template

Here is a full-sized template (PDF) that you can print out.

 

 


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