Kwanzaa is a secular festival that observes and celebrates the cultural heritage and traditional values of African Americans. Kwanzaa takes place between December 26 and January 1. We’ve gathered some of the best kid-friendly Kwanzaa crafts and activities to help you celebrate. Below are some of our favorites.
Kwanzaa Crafts and Recipes
1. Handprint Kinara – Create a handprint kinara decoration that will capture your little one’s handprints forever.
2. Kwanzaa Hat – Celebrate Kwanzaa with a special handmade hat to wear throughout the season.
3. Kwanzaa Paper Chain – Use this simple chain to teach the seven principles of Kwanzaa to even the youngest of crafters.
4. Kwanzaa Family History Book – Work together as a family to create a book of your history that will be cherished for generations.
5. Egg Carton Kinara – Turn an egg carton into a kinara with candles that represent the people (black), their struggles (red), and the future (green).
6. Kwanzaa Placemat – Craft colorful placemats for a Kwanzaa celebration using construction paper or craft foam in the traditional colors.
7. Cardboard Tube Kinara – Repurpose empty cardboard tubes and tissue paper from gifts to make a kinara to display throughout Kwanzaa.
8. Folded Paper Kwanzaa Kinara – Use construction paper and markers to create a kinara to remind you of the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
9. Kwanzaa Flag – Honor family, community, and African culture worldwide with a Kwanzaa flag. This simple project is easy enough for young crafters to make.
10. Kwanzaa Madeleines – Bake up some tasty madeleines in red, black, and green this Kwanzaa. It’s really easy to do!
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