By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
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Enlarge the hole so it is just slightly larger than your SuPPLiES balloons newspaper Celluclay instant papier-mâché paste and water scissors stick (long and thick enough to serve as your gourd rattle handle) dried beans or rice pencil hot glue gun brown, black, yellow paint paint brush spray varnish twine beads (with holes large enough for the twine to go through) 54 4 Hold the gourd between your knees so that the hole is facing the ceiling. Carefully slide the stick into the hole so that it goes in about 2 inches.
Is upended, the beads inside fall to the other aqueduct: A pipe or channel designed end of the tube, and as they bounce off the to transport water from one place to another—water flows through the pins, they sound a lot like a rainstorm. aqueduct by force of gravity. The Maya ate corn tortillas at every meal. drought: A period of little or no rain Corn had to be ground fresh every day, bethat causes extensive damage to crops or cause it didn’t keep well prevents them from growing at all. hearth: The floor of a fire or oven.
The agave plant depends on a specific type of moth to pollinate it. This moth is very important An ancient clay figurine of because if it doesn’t a Maya woman weaving. stuff pollen balls into the woRDS cup-shaped stigma of each ﬂower, the plants To Know can’t reproduce. But what’s really interesting is spindle whorl: A rod or pin, that the moth is just as dependent on the plant. tapered at one end and usually Without agave seeds to eat, the weighted at the other, on which fibers are spun into thread and moth caterpillars would starve afthen wound.
Amazing Maya inventions you can build yourself by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt