Se7en Make Totem Poles Again and Again…

There is something about Totem Poles that my kids just love. They have made them out of play dough, they have made them out of tin cans, they have made them out of cotton spools, they have made them out of boxes… But their favorite has been made from a pile of logs that we grabbed from a tree feller truck a while back.


When the paint fades we repaint and we literally have had them going strong for years.


So all you need are some tree stumps and some paints, we used craft acrylics… and a couple of very enthusiastic artists really helps!!!


And that’s it…


Except for endless hours of stacking and re-arranging…


I know we will paint these again and again!!!


I guess what I like about is you can play with it and move it about and re-arrange it. This lanky totem pole is never the same two days running!!!


That’s us, we are done…

16 Replies to “Se7en Make Totem Poles Again and Again…”

  1. I love this! What a creative way to work with natural materials, and have a “toy” that is decorative and can be played with over and over. Awesome!

  2. Hi L, So Glad you liked them… It isn’t often that their art is robust enough to play with, build with, create with!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  3. Love it! Wish we had a backyard to create something similar. I went into Jayden’s school last year and we shared about the Canadian First Nations’ Totem poles. We have a small collection of figurines.

  4. Hay JK, Glad you liked our Totem Poles!!! They are fun!!! I love your little guys artistic endeavors!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  5. How fun – I love these! Are they pretty sturdy when stacked well or do you just need to make sure one side is perfectly flat? What an inspiration 🙂

  6. Hi D, They are pretty sturdy and we did just grab them off a truck, so no exact chopping!!! But if they build them up I make sure they are against the fence… 2 or 3 is fine but higher – oops!!! They also use them as pixie stools for picnics. All in all a great find!!! Hope you have a fun day!!!

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