Making a Birch Bark Basket

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Making a Birch Bark Basket

Birch bark is a pliable wood and most known for use in canoe construction. But First Nations peoples used birch bark for many things, from covering their wigwams, making cradle boards for carrying babies, to using it for baskets, bowls, and even cooking pots.

Students can have fun making a birch bark basket with instructions in the video below. If you don’t have real birch bark you can use construction paper. Fill your basket with collectables like pine cones or berries.

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