Natural Materials Activity

Hair WreathThis activity encourages the use of natural materials in art and craft to emulate the aesthetic of the Victorians, whose parlors were decorated with shells, cones, mounted animals, and many layers of fiber art such as rugs upon carpets and doilies on furnitiure. Have some fun using easily accessible natural objects as decorative elements. Find out about the meticulous crafts that were made from wool fiber and hair!


Hair wreath from the exhibit on the left; seashells as art materials on the right.


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