The Zambians craft a cloth made from the bark of mulberry and other varieties of trees. This tapa cloth is then designed with geometric patterns and ink. It is used as clothing or decorations in their homes.
brown paper grocery bag or craft paper
tempera paint (or markers)
Approximate cost: $.10 (or free if you already have a paper grocery bag)
Cut your bag or craft paper to measure about 9 x 10 inches.
Wad up into a ball.
Another design option is to draw alternating half circles on the horizontal lines.
Younger children- Draw the designs on the paper beforehand, and have them paint it.
Older children- Give them a blank sheet of paper, some examples, and have them draw and paint their own design.
Quicker Option- Don't have time for the paint to dry? Color the design with markers instead!
Color a map of Zambia!
Stay tuned for Zambia tasting!