Make A Kwanzaa Banner
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
- Click on Printables and using patterns, cut shapes from foam.
- Assemble banner as shown in photo. Glue in place.
- Cut irregular triangle shapes from red, green and black foam. Glue to bottom of candle holder.
- Cut smaller irregular triangle shapes and glue around sign.
- Print the seven principles (Nguzo saba) of Kwanzaa on candles using a white poster paint marker.
- 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
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