First we got a brown piece of paper and drew some Maori patterns. Then we got a longer piece of paper and added them all up to make the Sky,Land and Sea. After we finished drawing our patterns we got another paper and added up all the patterns and put them in the correct place from Sky,Land and finally to the Sea.
Next, we gave our work to our teacher, and she gave us a large white piece of paper to draw our patterns carefully and big so when we dye it the dye could fit the spaces. So we started to draw our patterns big and drew it carefully.
Then, we left it for the next day to dye our strip because the class might be messy if we dyed it all together. The next day, the people that had the most artwork on their strip they had to start their dying first, but when we almost started our teacher gave us the instructions about how to use the brush, how to dry, and how to hold the brush when the dye is on it.
After that, we started to to dye our strip and chose the colours that we wanted. So the people that had most of the patterns in their strip started to dye it. Some people finished before the others. When we had finished dying our strip, we put it outside to dry for a while and then brought it back in. When our strip was dry, our teacher put them on a long piece of black paper, put our names on it. We put them out the in corridor for everyone to see. I was proud of my Aotearoa Strip because I put in a lot of effort.