Make a Covered Wagon
Lay the cloth over the wires. Sew around the wires and through the cloth so that the wires are held in place by the stitches (small stitches work best). As you go from one wire to the next, leave a bit of slack in the cloth so that it droops slightly between the wires. (Cloth can also be glued to wires.) Let ends of pieces hang as curtains in front and rear.
WHEELS and AXLES
From Whitman Mission Teacher's Guide, 2004.
Did You Know?
The Whitmans’ mission was important to early Oregon Trail travelers. Those who were sick, tired, or hungry or who needed a wagon fixed would make the side trip to the mission. Some would spend the winter with the Whitmans before continuing on to the Willamette Valley.