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re: Navajo Blankets

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I once did a faux scratchboard (with crayon under India Ink) then scratched
the blanket designs into the black ink to let the colors show through. This
way, you can identify typical Navajo colors and create stripes of color under
the black ink. If you don't have India Ink you can use tempera paint with a
LITTLE liquid soap in it. Typical Navajo symbols, patterns & designscan be
referenced before the designs are scratched out. We finished them by cutting
construction paper fringe to glue to each end. They turned out well.

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Hi to all, I am interested in creating 'faux' Navajo Blankets with my four=
graders...tommorrow!!!!. I am wondering if anybody has a recommendation of
what materials to use. I would like them large...but not too big. I was
thinking of having them paint them...but would the details get lost??? Wou=
craypas work better? HELP!!! Has anyone done these before. Oh, I would lov=
to weave...but I am limited for time. Thanks in advance! Stephanie