Make A Kwanzaa Banner

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DIY Felt Kwanzaa Banner with pattern

Make A Kwanzaa Banner to display the symbols of the holiday. What a great way to celebrate Kwanzaa and get the children involved. Kwanzaa is a time for African-American people to come together to celebrate their heritage and culture.

Trivia: The word “Kwanzaa” is derived from Swahili and translates to “first fruits of the harvest.” Source: Campbell’s Kitchen – 5 Facts About Kwanzaa 

  • 2 Sheets 9″ X 12″ black Foam
  • 1 Sheet 9″ X 12″ red Foam
  • 1 Sheet 9″X 12″ green Foam
  • 1 Sheet 9″ X 12″ butterscotch Foam
  • White Sharpie Poster Paint Marker
  • Tacky glue
  • 4″ of 1/3″ black satin ribbon
  1. Click on Printables and using patterns, cut shapes from foam.
  2. Assemble banner as shown in photo. Glue in place.
  3. Cut irregular triangle shapes from red, green and black foam. Glue to bottom of candle holder.
  4. Cut smaller irregular triangle shapes and glue around sign.
  5. Print the seven principles (Nguzo saba) of Kwanzaa on candles using a white poster paint marker.
  6. Glue a 4″ piece of black ribbon into a loop then glue to back of banner for hanger.

The seven principles of Kwanzaa are: Umoja-Unity, Kujichagulia-Self Determination, Ujima-collective Work and responsibility, Ujamaa-cooprative economics, Nia-Purpose, Kuumba-Creativity and Imani-Faith

Patterns, Templates and Printables

Click on a pattern to open it in a new window to print

2 thoughts on “Make A Kwanzaa Banner”

  1. valerie says:

    Foam or felt ? I think I am going to try ours with felt. Maybe next year we will upgrade this to a wall hanging quilt

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