Design a pair of bloomers

Bloomers were both a fashion and a political statement!

Would you have had the courage to wear them?

This project came from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

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Materials Needed:

- Copy of Amelia Bloomer picture

- Crayons, markers, paint  (your choice)

- tissue paper 


- stamps and ink (optional)

- Glue


1. Print out copy of Amelia Bloomer

2. Design her outfit using materials of your choice

3. Share your fashion designs with family and friends

4. Take a picture and send to The Yellow Roses

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