Colorful totem poles are fascinating symbols of Native American cultures. Take a look at these Totem Pole Craft Projects For Kids, which can be made from recycled material such as plastic bottles, tin cans or egg cartons.
My daycare children made these last year. Cans are filled with Candy kisses and on the back we put a "Merry Kiss-mas" label with their name. I could use all of the formula cans I've been saving / recycling!