ACM Kwanzaa Celebration
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)
- 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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