Fun Kwanzaa Crafts for Kids

Fun Kwanzaa Crafts for Kids

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Oh boy…. do I have a treat for you today.  In this post I have compiled 14 Kwanzaa crafts from around the internet.  They are all perfect for your children to make.  Whether you celebrate Kwanzaa or not these crafts are great to help teach your children about Kwanzaa and the African culture.  Many of them not only incorporate the three colors of Kwanzaa (red, green & black), but they also help teach you about the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa…. Unity, Self Determination, Collective Work & Responsibility, Collective Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith.   These are wonderful principles to have and to teach your children.  So, check out these Kwanzaa crafts…. you are sure to find a few to do with your children.

Fun Kwanzaa Crafts for Kids

(1)  Kwanzaa Flag Garland

Kwanzaa Flag Garland

Here is a festive Kwanzaa craft perfect to help teach your children about Kwanzaa.  Here Kaboose shows you how to make this Kwanzaa Flag Garland in great detail.  It uses the symbolic colors of the holiday… red, green and black.


(2)  Kwanzaa Greeting Card

Kwanzaa Greeting Card

Here is one of our very own Kwanzaa crafts.  In this Kwanzaa Greeting Card craft we will show you how to make a greeting card for the Holiday Kwanzaa.  It is a very easy craft, so even young children will enjoy this craft.  You simply need some paper , scissors and glue.

(3)  Kwanzaa Mobile

Kwanzaa Mobile

I found this Kwanzaa craft over at Spoonful.  Here they use the 3 colors of Kwanzaa as well as the 7 principles of Kwanzaa to make this adorable mobile.  This will make an awesome Kwanzaa decoration as well as teach your children about Kwanzaa.


(4)  Handprint Kinara

Handprint Kinara

Here is a fun craft that children of all ages will love to make.  Activity Village shows us how to take your handprint and make it into a very cute Kinara.  It’s a quick, fun and messy Kwanzaa craft for kids!  They will love it.


(5)  Doll Pin Kinara

Doll Pin Kinara

I have another fun Kinara craft for you.  This one came from Kaboose and it promises to be tons of fun.  Here they use doll pins, spools, paint and some other materials to make this festive Kinara.  Kaboose even has tons of information to teach you more about the Holiday of Kwanzaa.


(6)  Kwanzaa Placemat

Kwanzaa Placemat

Here is another entertaining Kwanzaa craft.  In this craft Making Friends shows you how to incorporate the 3 colors of Kwanzaa into this colorful placemat.  Your kids will have fun weaving strips of red, green and black craft foam into this festive Kwanzaa placemat.


(7)  Kwanzaa Bracelet

Kwanzaa Bracelet

Here is a great Kwanzaa craft that both boys and girls will love making.  I found this craft at Yahoo! Voices and it’s a good one.  Make these Kwanzaa bracelets with the colors of Kwanzaa and give them to your family and friends as gifts.  They will love it.


(8)  Bubble Wrap Corn

Bubble Wrap Corn

Kwanzaa is about the festival of the first harvest of the crops.  So, this Bubble Wrap Corn just makes sense as a craft for Kwanzaa.  Give your child all the details about Kwanzaa as you make this fun bubble wrap craft with them.  Check out No Time for Flashcards for all the details.


(9)  Kwanzaa Bead Candles

Kwanzaa Bead Candles

Here Spoonful shows us another wonderful Kwanzaa craft.  This time they make these cute Kwanzaa bead candles.  Here they use craft cubes, oval beads as well as other materials to make these festive candles.  This is a great way to introduce the seven principles of Kwanzaa.


(10)  Kwanzaa Flag Decoration

Kwanzaa Flag Decoration

Family Education shows us a great way to teach your children a little bit about Kwanzaa and the African culture.  Here they use different flags of Africa to make a great decoration for Kwanzaa.  As you are making these flags of Africa with your children it is a great time to teach them about Kwanzaa.


(11)  Corn Necklace

Corn Necklace

Remember Kwanzaa is the festival of the first harvest of the crops.  Corn was a very important crop.  So, this Corn Necklace craft is perfect for Kwanzaa.  Here Better Homes & Gardens explains how each ear of corn represents a child in the family.  Check out the craft for all the details.


(12)  Papier Mache Bowl

Papier Mache Bowl

Check out this gorgeous and super festive Papier Mache Bowl perfect for Kwanzaa.  I found this at Crafts Holidays site and thought it was beautiful.  Here they use Papier Mache to make this bowl…. so it is sure to be a lot of fun for the kids.  Use this bowl to hold the Mazao (or fresh fruits and vegetables) at your Kwanzaa table.


(13)  Kid-Friendly Kinara

Kid Friendly Kinara

Nick Jr. has the right idea with this Kinara Kwanzaa craft.  It is just adorable and the children will love making it.   Here they use craft sticks as well as clothespins to put this Kinara together.  They also don’t forget the colors of Kwanzaa with this Kinara.


(14)  Cardboard & Tissue Paper Kinara

Cardboard & Tissue Paper Kinara

Kids love to do crafts with tissue paper and cardboard rolls.  And, this Kwanzaa craft will be no exception.  I found this craft over at PBS and thought it was a great one to include.  Make sure to check this Kinara craft out.  Plus, they also go into great detail of the 7 Principles of  Kwanzaa…. great to teach your children.

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13 Cool Bubble Wrap Crafts for Kids

13 Cool Bubble Wrap Crafts for Kids

Bubble Wrap can have many uses.  You can use bubble wrap to package items so they deliver safely…. you can use bubble wrap as a stress reliever…. you can even use bubble wrap as a noise maker.  But, did you know that bubble wrap is an awesome material to use in crafts?  It really is.  This week I was scouring the internet looking for some cool bubble wrap crafts for kids…. and I found 13 of them.  I couldn’t help but show these bubble wrap crafts to you as they are as much fun as they are creative.  So, scroll through these 13 bubble wrap crafts… you are sure to find quite a few that you will enjoy making.

13 Cool Bubble Wrap Crafts for Kids

(1)  Bubble Wrap Hopscotch

Bubble Wrap Hopscotch

This is a fabulously cool idea…. I just love it!!  I found this awesome bubble wrap craft over at Givers Log.   Here she uses bubble wrap to create this fun activity that kids have been doing for years…. hopscotch.  What child doesn’t love jumping on bubble wrap… now there is plenty of chances to do just that.


(2)  Bubble Wrap Fish

Bubble Wrap Fish

Bubble Wrap is a great medium to paint with.  Bubble wrap has tons of cuts and grooves giving this fish a bunch of texture.  Make sure to check out Free Kids Crafts to get all this crafts details.

(3)  Bubble Wrap Greeting Cards

Bubble Wrap Greeting Cards

Check out these beautiful Greeting Cards…. and for each of them bubble wrap was used.  I found this bubble wrap craft over at Creative Jewish Mom… and as she says, she is very creative.  In this post she shows you how to make Rosh HaShana Cards with bubble wrap.  Keep in mind with this technique you can make any greeting card you wish.


(4)   Tactile Letters using Bubble Wrap

Tactile Letters using Bubble Wrap

I found this really cool site that in order to help teach children the letters and the sounds they make they integrate the letter of the week with a sensory experience…. in this case they used bubble wrap and glued it to a letter B to help teach the children the Letter B and its sound.  Check out Teach Preschool for all the details.


(5)  I Don’t Want to Stay Down Doll

Bubble Wrap Doll

Here is one of our posts that we made a few months back.  Here we used bubble wrap to make a “I Don’t Want to Stay Down” Doll.   This doll is a traditional Romanian Toy.  It is called a “Hopa Mitica” Doll and it won’t stay down no matter how hard you try…. it keeps popping back up.  Check it out to make one for yourself.


(6)  Bubble Wrap Travel Game

Bubble Wrap Travel Game

Here is a creative way to use bubble wrap….. Create Bubble Wrap Bingo.  Using the large bubble wrap Apartment Therapy shows you how to make this awesome Bubble Wrap Travel Game.  Make this craft and carry it in the car for long trips…. the kiddos can pop the bubbles every time they see one of the items.  Check out the site for all the crafting fun.


(7)  Roller Pin & Bubble Wrap Painting

Roller Pin and Bubble Wrap Painting

This is a great way to have children paint…. after all look at the great texture bubble wrap and the rolling pin create.  This is such a great idea.  I found this bubble wrap craft over at Teach Preschool and it looks super fun to me.  Imagine all the great paintings your kids could make.  Check out the site for yourself.


(8)  Bubble Wrap Butterflies

Bubble Wrap Butterflies

Aren’t these butterflies just simply magnificent?  And, they are made from bubble wrap…. which of course makes them perfect for this post.  Teaching the Little People came up with this idea and it is such a great one…. she points out how making Bubble Wrap Butterflies are a perfect way to teach your little ones the letter B.  Check out her site for all the details.


(9)  Bubble Wrap Snakes

Bubble Wrap Snakes

These bubble wrap snakes are sssssssssoooo…. cute!!  They are fun, colorful and they even spring to life.  I found this bubble wrap craft over at Fun Art 4 Kids and I love it.   She used bubble wrap, paint and a popsicle stick to create this springy snake.  Make sure to check out her site to get all the details.


(10)  Bubble Wrap Advent Calendar

Bubble Wrap Advent Calendar

Here is another bubble wrap craft that is from our site.  We showed you this craft last year just in time for the Christmas Holidays.  In this particular post we showed you how to make an Advent Calendar out of Bubble Wrap.  What better way to count down to the Holidays than to do it with a advent calendar you made yourself.  Make sure to check it out.


(11)  Bubble Wrap Crocs

Bubble Wrap Crocs

This bubble wrap craft has got to be one of my favorite bubble wrap crafts I found.  Just look how adorable these crocs are!!  I found this super creative bubble wrap craft at Positively Splendid and it is pretty incredible.   Amy at Positively Splendid shows you step-by-step how to create these bubble wrap crocs so check it out for yourself.


(12)  Bubble Wrap Corn

Bubble Wrap Corn

Look how amazing this bubble wrap corn looks…. it really looks like Indian Corn.  I found this bubble wrap craft at Parents and it looks like a lot of fun.  This bubble wrap Indian Corn makes the perfect decoration for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Make sure to check out the website for the step-by-step tutorial.


(13)  Bubble Wrap Egg Dyeing

Bubble Wrap Egg Dyeing

Here is a super duper creative way to use Bubble Wrap.  Use Bubble Wrap to dye an egg.  I would have never thought to do this…. but Family Fun did.  They will show you how you too can make your Easter Eggs using Bubble Wrap.  Cool idea!!

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