Pioneer Folklore and Craft

This hour and a half program brings the past to life. Your tour guide will share pioneer stories with your group. You will play some pioneer games with your guide and make a pioneer craft to take home with you.

Pioneer Crafts List

Candles : Hand dip a taper candle to take home using hot liquid wax. Candles were the main source of light on the homestead.
(Age 5 and Older)
Tin Lanterns : Design and use a hammer and nail to punch out your pattern in a tin can.
(Age 8 and Older)
Rope : Twist fibers into a length of rope.
Teamwork is a necessity.
(Age 8 and Older)
Quill Pen : Use scissors to cut a feather into a quill pen and try writing or drawing by dipping it into ink.
(Age 8 and Older)
Moonspinner : Drill into wood with bit and brace or bow drill to make a toy. Add string and decorate it.
The finished product works like a sideways yo-yo.
(Age 7 and Older)
Bean Bag : Sew fabric into a bag and fill it with beans.
Sewing was an important skill for both boys and girls on the farm.
Adult help with sewing and scissor use helpful.
(Age 7 and Older)
Yarn Doll : Wrapping yarn and tying knots to make a doll.
(Age 5 and Older)
Cornhusk Doll : Soaked husks are assembled by size to make a doll.
Knot tying and scissors used.
Adult helpers a necessity.
(Age 11 and Older)
Clay Marbles & Pouch : Sew a fabric pouch to hold the marbles you'll roll from wet clay.
Sewing and scissors .
Adult helpers needed.
(Age 9 and Older)