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Ndebele Huts to Hats in Se7en Steps…

August 1st, 2009 · 8 Comments

The Hoods have a thing about hats – the evidence is clear:

This week we made Ndebele huts to hats:

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And we haven’t made anything hattish for a long time. Meanwhile we have been reading about the Ndebele people and looking at photographs of Ndebele Art:

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So we decided to make some Ndebele huts into hats. This is what we were aiming for:

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Let’s Meet the Players:

  • A strip of paper long enough to reach around their heads, plus a bit extra.
  • Another piece of paper big enough to make a large circle for the roof.
  • Some black markers or crayons for geometric shapes.
  • Bright colors: watercolors, pastels, markers or crayons.
  • Staples and a stapler – or tape.
  • Masking tape.

Let’s Play the Game:

Step 1: We started by drawing geometric shapes and patterns on a long rectangle of paper – long enough to wrap around their heads with a bit of extra.

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Step 2: Then we added bright colors, you can use pastels, markers or watercolors. We used colorix crayons:

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Step 3: And we had se7en colorful strips:

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Step 4:Then we wrapped the strips around their heads and stapled them. Don’t guess the size – every head is different!!!

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And we had se7en tubes:

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Step 5: We used a big plate and made circles for each hut to have a roof.

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Step 6: Followed up with a wild (brown) crayon frenzy to make the reed roofs.

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Step 7: Then we found the center of each roof, cut a slit towards the center and staple a cone that fits on top of the cylinder. Tape the roof to the base.

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And you are done. Here are the huts:

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That’s it! Have Fun!

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