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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Ethiopian-Inspired Craft: Geometric Stamps

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Geometric shapes in Ethiopian art trace back to 14th century Christian art, with geometric patterns found on crosses. The use of geometric patterns continues today appearing in popular forms like basket weaving. This craft takes inspiration from Ethiopian geometric patterns and encourages kids to make their own geometric art.

Materials:

Fruits or veggies like apples, limes, oranges, potatoes that can be cut into triangles
Any other household objects that have a geometric pattern (bottom of egg cartons, pencil tops, beads, cheerios, etc.)
Paints
Paper

Instructions:

1. Cut the fruits into triangles and prep any other shapes you are using.
2. Pour two colors of paint into separate dishes or bowls. I like to use the recycled tops of yogurt containers for the paint.
3. Let the kids dip the shapes into the paint and stamp the paper.

You’re done!

This post was inspired by this cool crafting blog Simple Analogy. Thanks Simple Analogy for the great idea!

© 2011 – 2013, Stephanie Meade. All rights reserved.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Stephanie is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of InCultureParent. She has two Moroccan-American daughters (ages 5 and 6), whom she is raising, together with her husband, bilingual in Arabic and English at home, while also introducing Spanish. After many moves worldwide, she currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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3 Comments
  1. Commentssimple Analogy   |  Wednesday, 31 August 2011 at 8:24 am

    You’re more than welcome! Happy crafting!

  2. CommentsInCultureParent | Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year): September 11   |  Saturday, 08 September 2012 at 4:33 pm

    […] the New Year? We’ve got your back! Make our doro wat. How about a craft for kids? Try our geometric stamps. 2 comments PRINT EMAIL SUBSCRIBE SHARE   FOLLOW […]

  3. CommentsInCultureParent | Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year): September 11   |  Saturday, 08 September 2012 at 4:35 pm

    […] the New Year? We’ve got your back! Make our doro wat. How about a craft for kids? Try our geometric stamps. 2 comments PRINT EMAIL SUBSCRIBE SHARE   FOLLOW […]









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