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Crafts for Kwanzaa

Unity Kwanzaa Cup

Unity Kwanzaa cup

Materials

  • Clothespins
  • Doll pin stand- wooden
  • Hot glue
  • Acrylic paint- red, black, green, white
  • Paint Brush

Instructions

  • Take construction paper and draw small human faces onto the bottom half of the cup using red and green colors.
  • Paint the cup completely with black color.
  • Set aside and dry.
  • Doll pin and stand have to be painted with black color as well.
  • Make a small hole at the bottom of the Styrofoam cup.
  • Add the painted construction papers (human faces) of alternate colors at the bottom portion of the cup.
  • Add white dots around between the top of the cup and the human faces with the paint brush.
  • Add swirling lines wherever you want with red and green colors using the paint brush.
  • Keep it in a safe place to dry the paint.
  • It's time to push the doll pin head into the bottom of the cup. Use glue when you need it.
  • Don't forget to keep it aside for some time to dry the paint.

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Kwanzaa Bowl

Kwanzaa bowl

Materials

  • Round shaped bowl along with a lid
  • Large bowl
  • Newspaper
  • Liquid Starch
  • Dark paint
  • Paper towel
  • Sandpaper
  • Brush
  • Clear Varnish

Instructions

  • Make 1 to 2 inches strips cutting the newspaper.
  • The strips of the paper have to be soaked into the liquid starch for approximately 10 minutes. Take a large bowl and keep the liquid starch in it.
  • Turn the round shaped bowl upside down after taking the lid off.
  • Cover the bowl and lid entirely by the paper strips.
  • Set the bowl and lid aside to dry.
  • Add the layers of the newspaper strips on the bowl and lid thrice. Dry the layer of strips before adding another one.
  • The paper towels should be soaked into the starch. Make two bird shapes. Attach these birds on top of the lid using glue and more starched paper towels.
  • Set aside the bowl and lid for couple of days and dry.
  • Use sands on the rims of the bowl and lid.
  • Keep it aside for some time.
  •  Paint the bowl and lid completely with dark color using brush.
  • Dry again.
  • Seal the bowl and lid together with varnish.

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Kwanzaa Bag

Materials

  • Coarse jute fabricor Burlap
  • Ribbon
  • Permanent Marker
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Cut out 10x14 inches Burlap along the 14 inches side.
  • Fold the burlap one inch downside to form a tube.
  • The bottom of the tube should be sewed and the sides should be kept open as you can thread a ribbon through it to make the drawstring.
  • Tie the ribbon to a safety pin and don't forget to thread it through the tube. Then make a knot.
  • Draw some figures to decorate the bag and write down the word Kwanzaa in front of the bag.
  • Use red, black and green color threads to sew along the word “Kwanzaa” and other drawn figures. To place the drawstring at the top, fold the bag in half. Design should be places on the inside portion of the bag.
  • The sides of the bag have to be stitched together. Turn the bag right side out.
  • The bag can be an impressive gift for your loved ones.

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Candle Kwanzaa

kinara

Materials

  • Tubes of paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Construction paper- red, black, green
  • Tissue paper- orange and yellow
  • Ruler
  • Individually wrapped candy
  • Nuts shell
  • Small prizes

Instructions

  • Add black or green or red construction paper with glue on each tube after cutting each tube in half.
  • Put candy, nuts and a small prize in the middle of a 10 inches square of Tissue paper. Cut the tissue paper of appropriate size beforehand.
  • Collect the tissue paper up around the prize, and shove the draped candy and prize into the tube as the tissue stick comes out like a candle flame.
  • If you want to present this candle to your guests then make separate candles for everyone.

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Kwanzaa Kinara

Materials

  • Clay- Red, Black and Green
  • Rolling pin
  • Knife
  • Candles
  • Foil
  • Boiling Sheet.
  • Oven

Instructions

  • Squeeze dough to make it smooth and flexible.
  • Choose a smooth surface and roll it out on the surface.
  • Cut to a size that is large enough to anchor the candles.
  • Set it aside for some time.
  • Continue rolling the clay of other colors as well.
  • Cut to the size of the previous piece.
  • Stack the colors and to make the desired height keep adding more colors.
  • Push the candles into the top of the clay as the candles stand straight.
  • You may need the knife to cut the clay out in a circle around the candle.
  • Now, the candles have to be removed.
  • Place the foil on the boiling sheet and place the Kinara Kwanzaa on the foil.
  • Read the manufacturer's instruction and bake.
  • Set it aside and cool it.
  • Now, the candles have to be placed in the Kinara.

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