Mihi and koru project. First develop mihi and publish on computer. Draw Koru, each steam indicates family larger ones parents smaller ones yourself and siblings. Fold and cut in thirds, pastels on top, warm and cold colours. Mid section shading with pencil. Bottom section collage with newspaper and newspaper the same colour as the inside of the koru in the top section. Am not responsible for this idea, borrowed from wonderful teachers at Tamatea Intermediate , thank you Mrs McPhee you rock!
Papatuanuku – Maori Earth Mother. The Maori of New Zealand worship Papatuanuku as the mother of humanity, animals, and woodlands. She supplies the earth with food, and parents offer their children’s allegiance to Her in gratitude. When Papatuanuku is forcibly separated from the embrace of Her consort Rangi Nui, Her anger causes earthquakes.
Papatuanuku, mother earth. In Māori tradition, Papatūānuku is the land. She is a mother earth figure who gives birth to all things, including people. Trees, birds and people are born from the land, which then nourishes them. Some traditions say that the land first emerged from under water. In the Māori creation story, Papatūānuku had many children with Ranginui, the sky father. Their children pushed them apart to let in the light.