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Arts & Crafts: Holidays > Kwanzaa


Kwanzaa Mat mkeka (em-Kay-kah)
added 12-29-98
 
Original Author Unknown

Need: Black paper, red and green squares

Directions: Glue red and green squares on the black paper do one square red one
green cover the black paper with squares.


Unity cup added 12-29-98 Original Author Unknown

Need: Plastic champagne glasses, red, green, and black fabric paint.

Directions: Children decorate their cups with the paint then they take them home and share them with their families every night they take a drink from the cup.


Necklace added 12-19-99 Original Author Unknown

Need: Long macaroni dye red, black, green, String

Directions: My children enjoy making Kwanzaa necklaces.  Color long macaroni red, black and green. They can all wear theirs together to show unity (Umoja).


Make a Kinara added 12-19-99 Original Author Unknown

Need: Craft sticks, red, green and black paint, playdough or model magic

Directions: Children paint and decorate three craft sticks red, three green and one black for the middle candle. Children can stand them in playdough rollout and flatten a bit. Kinara (candle holder for seven candles)


Kwanzaa Flag added 11-18-03 Submitted By: Anonymous

Need:
8X11 red, black, and green construction paper and a plain piece of paper to glue strips onto.

Directions: Fold the construction paper into thirds length wise. Cut on the lines. Take one strip of each color and glue onto plain 8X11 piece of plain paper. This makes a Kwanzaa Flag which we display from string strung across the wall or ceiling. Each color is a symbol of the African peoples struggles and hopes.


 

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