Kids can have a go at making these stunning pretend bone carving necklaces traditionally worn by Maoris in New Zealand and very popular today around the world. We have three designs to make.
New Zealand Crafts
With its interesting and unique birds and the rich culture of the Maoris, a New Zealand theme offers some fun craft possibilities for kids! We've got a collection of New Zealand craft ideas here which we hope will provide inspiration and ideas for all ages.
Have a go at this craft stock bookmark inspired by intricate traditional Maori designs.
You will need:
Important Maori men always had distinctive facial tattoos, often very intricate designs which were time-consuming and very painful! Women sometimes had tattoos around their mouths and chins, too. Kids can design their own Maori tattoos and wear them with pride with this mask craft.
Poi are balls on strings that Maori women manipulate in a special dance with great skill. You can find out more about them on our New Zealand Poi page and watch a video which will show you all sorts of moves you can practise when you have made your own poi!