ACM Kwanzaa Celebration

Thu Dec 10, 2020
2:30pm to 3:15pm ET

The Anacosta Community Museum's Brian Barber walks families through the seven principles of Kwanzaa and shares a hands-on craft using easy-to-find materials.

Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates African and African American culture and history, introduced by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 in the United States.

Kwanzaa Crown Materials:

Construction Paper (Red, Black, Green)
Glitter Glue


  • Use a strip of black construction paper to measure around the child’s head. Leave an extra inch on the black strip in order to glue.
  • Glue the ends of the black strip creating a circle based on the size of the child’s head.
  • Take a red and a green strip of construction paper, lay them across each other creating an X, and glue them together.
  • Repeat step 3 with black strips.
  • Lay the two X’s directly on each other then rotate the black X 45 degrees.
  • Glue the X’s together creating a dome.
  • Glue all of the ends of the dome to the inside of the black circle, creating a crown.
  • Let dry.

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