Scrimshaw Whale Tooth Art: Mayflower
Learn about Maritime Trade and Exploration.
Art In History's artifact replica is a sperm whale tooth from the time of great sea-faring activities such as whaling, exploration, and trade. Known artifacts from this era were made by whalers and/or sailors who were out at sea for extended periods of time. During sailors idle time, scrimshaw art was done utilizing crude sailing needles and other instruments. These tools were used to scratch, or etch, imagery into a sperm whale's tooth.
The motif provided is the ship The Mayflower. The Mayflower transported the English Separatists known today as the Pilgrims from Plymouth in England to the New World in 1620. The historical voyage led to the creation of the Plymouth Colony in America.
This kit includes: replica, sponges, disposable paint pallets, paint, Mayflower motif, and FREE lesson download. Lesson contains: history of the artifact, history of the time period, full color map, designs & motifs, and step-by-step decorating instructions.
There are a lot of neat historical crafts and craft ideas available, but it's not easy to find one that you'd happily keep on display after that school year, right? That's why we're so impressed with these kits. You're actually painting a pottery replica of a historical artifact... no paper mache or duct tape needed! Each kit includes an unfinished piece of pottery based on the artifact, a paint brush, sponge, paint, a disposable paint palette, step-by-step painting instructions, and craft paper/packing material, to protect your painting area. To take the activity further and learn more about the artifact and the historical time period that it represents, take advantage of the free lesson download, which is packed with lots of additional information. We love the quality of the materials and the reasonable price! Made in the USA. - Jess
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