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 tule lodge offers a comfortable place for the people inside. The structure is held up by wooden poles and covered with mats made of tule. Tules are a type of sedge; they grow in marshy areas; and are also called "bullrushes." Tules are stronger than they look. A tule lodge can withstand rain and wind.