How to Make a Paper Kids Holding Hands Craft for Martin Luther King Day

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I have a great craft to share with you today.  I’m going to show you how to make a Paper Kids Holding Hands craft for Martin Luther King Day.  Martin Luther King Day is about remembering Martin Luther King and what he was all about.  This craft is a great way to honor Martin Luther King and to remind the children what the holiday is all about.   Today’s craft reminds us that no matter what we look like…. no matter the color of our skin we should all be created equal.  So, in honor of that and Martin Luther King let’s make today’s craft together.  So, gather up the materials needed and let’s get started.

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How to Make a Paper Kids Holding Hands for Martin Luther King Day



 

Materials Needed

Printer and Paper

Many Different Colored Sheets of Paper

Pencil

Scissors

Black Marker

Round Object or Lid (I used an Ice Breakers Container)

Glue

 

Click on Template below to make larger and to print off.



Children Holding Hands Template



 

Step 1



Print out Template



Print out template.


Step 2



Cut out images on Template



Cut out images on template.

 

Step 3



trace on different colors of paper



Cut out like this and then trace on different colors of paper.



Trace it like this.



Trace it like this.

 

Step 4



Cut about 7 out



Cut about 7 out… all in different colors.

 

Step 5



outline with black marker



To make each one look nicer, outline with black marker.

 

Step 6



Draw a dot for each eye



Draw a dot for each eye.



Draw a letter 'C' for the nose.



Draw a letter ‘C’ for the nose.



Draw a curved line for the mouth.



Draw a curved line for the mouth.



Draw a curved line above each eye



Draw a curved line above each eye and on each side of the mouth.

 

Step 7



Trace hair on colored paper



Trace hair on colored paper like you did with the people.



You can outline the hair too.



You can outline the hair too.

 

Step 8



You can draw on clothes too



You can draw on clothes too if you want to.

 

Step 9



 Glue hair on figure.



Glue hair on figure.

 

Step 10



To connect the hands... cut a slit on each arm



To connect the hands… cut a slit on each arm.  To connect two hands… Cut a slit on top of one arm and the bottom of the other.  Then slide the two arms together to hold in place.



Slide arms together.



Slide arms together… do with all arms.



Hook arms together



Hook arms together like so.

 

Step 11



connect arms around a round lid



I connected the last 2 arms around an Ice Breakers container, but you can use any round object like a lid.

 



Finished Martin Luther King Kids Holding Hands Craft



Isn’t this Martin Luther King Day craft cute?!  I love the meaning behind it too…. that makes it even more beautiful.  How did your Martin Luther King Day craft turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  And, don’t forget to take a picture of the craft and share that too in the comments…. I’d love to see how yours turned out.

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