Native American Art & Lit: Fry Bread - Food Sculptures

Native American Art Projects
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1st - 6th, Homeschool
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This Native American Art project is inspired by the Native authored book:

Fry Bread!

Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

A 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Winner

Have you ever tried fry bread? One of my favorite things to do at a Pow Wow is to have a delicious Taco made on fry bread. This lesson looks at the importance of food and family. Although fry bread is not a “traditional” Native American food, it has become a part of many Native American family feasts. Each tribe, each family, often has their own recipe/version. Find out why this nontraditional food has become so popular. Then explore artists who create sculpture to look like food. Students will have a blast making their own fry bread tacos…. who doesn’t love tacos?!


  • Link to hear book read by the author! (book is not included)
  • Q & A after reading or hearing the book
  • Links and examples to explore the art of: Claes Oldenburg and Ed Bing Lee
  • Step by step instructions with photos
  • Student reflection
  • Teacher rubric
  • Common Core Art Standard checklist

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