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Feathered Darts

Feathered Darts

The Mandan and Hidatsa children of North Dakota made darts from deer antlers and feathers and slid them along the frozen ground or ice to see who could make theirs go farthest.

Materials Needed

  • Cereal box
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler or tape
  1. Cut a large triangle shape from the side of the box. Roll it into a cone and either staple or tape it to hold it securely.
  2. Cut out two paper feathers or attach feathers to the wide end of the cone.
  3. Toss the darts on the ground with the narrow end in front to see how far it slides.

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