Iyaga craft

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Inuit children from Repulse Bay play a game called Iyaga. A hollow piece of bone is attached to another pice of bone by a sinew cord. The bone that's shaped like stick is held in the hand and the hollow bone is tossed in the air. The player must catch the hollow bone of the stick


toilet roll or cardboard roll 10cm long, paint or felt tipped pens to decorate your game, a sharpened pencil, string, wool or cord, about 45cm long, unsharpened pencil.


1. paint and decorate the cardboard roll.
2. Pierce a hole in the roll using the sharp pencil
3. Thread the string through the hole and make a knot on the end, inside the roll. Tie the other end of the string around the unsharpened pencil and make a knot.
4. You are now ready to play the game. With the roll over the end of the pencil, toss the roll in the air. Try to catch it on the pencil. Good luck and keep practising


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