Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Fakakaloa Aotearoa 'aki 'a e faiva 'a e Tonga – Enriching Aotearoa with Tongan arts.

Last week we celebrated Tongan Language week.  We made our own Tapa cloth. 
  1. We scrunched up plain A4 paper until it was soft.  
  2. Then we used a sketching pencil to draw on our patterns (we only chose 2 patterns).  
  3. When we were ready, we used a cotton bud to trace over our patterns with brown Indian ink.
  4. To finish our Tapa, we used a cloth to wipe brown dye across them.  


  1. Kia Ora O'Neill,

    I really love how you guys created the tapa cloth.
    They look realistic!
    It looks like you guys have been using fabric.
    Was it hard to make tapa cloth?
    You guys are full with creative ideas and
    It is great showing the audience how unstoppable learners you are!
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    1. Kia Ora Toto,

      Thank you so much for all of the kind and friendly comments you said to our Tapa Cloths! Also it was not that hard to make the Tapa Cloth because they were just made out of paper and indian ink. We scrunched the paper and then we unscrunched it until it was soft then we painted designs on the paper.

      Thankyou for your comments, Sincerly: Gargee

    2. Kia Ora Toto,

      Thank you for your lovely comment on our tapa cloths, they weren't that hard to make. It was really fun making the tapa cloths, we used paper and Indian inc to make our tapa cloths.

      Your sincerely

  2. Ni Hao O'Neill,

    I really like yous' have traditionally noticed that it was Tongan language week. And started to think about doing a Tongan experience on tapa cloth. I am loving your patterns and your creative experience. Yous are really creative thinkers. How did you make tapa cloth? Keep on making creative designs.

    By :

  3. Hi O'Neill,
    I really like your Tonga art work,because it has special things that you guy have drawer in there.I like how you use creative thinking you have done with your ART.
    From Cicilia.


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