Create a Canoe

Winslow Homer, Indian Boy with Canoe, about 1895. Denver Art Museum: The T. Edward and Tullah Hanley Memorial Gift to the people of Denver and the area, 1974.417. Photograph courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

Create a Canoe

Artist Winslow Homer often spent time outdoors in upstate New York to escape the stress and busyness of everyday life. If you could go anywhere right now, where would you go? Create your own canoe inspired by Homer’s Indian Boy with a Canoe, and set sail!



Cereal Box, Paper Bag, or construction paper

Coloring Materials



1. Cut out the canoe template. (cut out the shape in one piece, not three pieces).

2. Trace the template onto a piece of paper. You could also use a paper bag or a thin piece of cardboard, like a cereal box.

3. Decorate the canoe with pencils, markers, stamps - whatever you have!

4. Fold the outer pieces of the shape to form the sides and bottom of the canoe. Remember to make sure the side you decorate