To make the buffalo skin, follow the directions in the pictures below.
My favorite part was watching the kids draw pictures on their tepee’s with markers. I always love seeing my boys’ creativity come to life.
Here is Andy’s drawing. It is a fish jumping out of water at nighttime on a rainy night. I love the little dots of rain and how he made his moon black.
Luke drew a big cobra snake slithering through the grass on a sunny day with birds flying in the sky.
After making the drawings, it’s time to assemble the tepee. Place a long line of glue on one end of the tortilla and fold it back into the cone shape with the glue securing it shut.
I laid ours down on the counter to dry with the seam at the bottom so it wouldn’t open while drying.
After about 20 minutes they were dry enough that we could place the popsicle stick poles through the hole at the top and stand them up to finish drying. We let them dry overnight and by morning the tortillas had hardened and taken shape nicely.
I may have had a little too much fun playing with my boys’ plastic Cowboys and Indians while photographing our tepee’s. My kids could hardly stand the wait for taking pictures so they could dig in and play along!