The Scottish Experience


  • Bristol Board Paper
  • Paint
  • Tape


  • Construction Paper
  • Markers
  • Paper Bags
  • Rubber Bands
  • School Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Colourful yarn

The children make the bagpipes and kilt, then play some Highland dancing music and have a dance around the house.

Activity 1:

- Making your own kilt out of materials around the house for you.

1.Measure how many pieces of bristol board you need to make your Kilt.
2. Get the pieces and paint a kilt pattern of your choice onto the paper.
3. Let the paint dry
4. Tape the pieces of paper together around your body.
5. There you have your kilt !

some kilt patterns:

Activity 2:

- Making your own bagpipes

1. Use markers to decorate a small brown paper bag with a tartan plaid. This will form the bag of your bagpipes

2. Use scissors to cut one short piece of cardboard roll for the blow pipe.
Use the rest of that piece for the chanter. Use 3 full size rolls for the drones.

3. Cut  paper to fit all five cardboard rolls, and decorate.

4. Attach the paper to the pipes with School Glue. Glue the three drones (the longest ones) together at slight angles to each other.

5. Air-dry your pipes.

6.Place the blowpipe ( the shortest piece of the roll) into the open end of the paper bag.

7.Glue the bag’s mouth around the end of the blow pipe. Hold in place with a rubber band.

8. Air-dry your project.

9. Remove the rubber band, once completely dry.

10. Poke a hole in your bag near the blow pipe for the chanter, which hangs below the blow pipe when played.

11. Glue it in place.

12. Make slits in the bag for the three drones. Glue them in place.

13. Lay the bagpipe flat to air-dry.

14. Drape colorful yarn around the drones. Glue it in place.

15. Air-dry before humming along on your bagpipes.

Activity 3:

- Wearing the kilt you have made to do some highland dancing

Music for dancing:

This activity is brought to you by Camp Northland, an overnight camp based in Haliburton, Ontario with a 100+ year tradition of creating memorable summer experiences for children and teenagers from Southern Ontario.

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