Kwanzaa is a non-religious holiday that celebrates African American culture from December 26th through January 1st. It’s a time when families and friends come together to give thanks, listen to music, play games, enjoy a delicious meal and support local Black-owned businesses. If you’re trying to introduce this holiday to the little ones or teenagers, you can get them excited by setting up fun art projects for them. I am sharing 15 Kwanzaa crafts and activities that everyone will enjoy.
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Kwanzaa Crafts and Activities
- DIY Kwanzaa Banner – Crafting a Fun Life
- Paper Handprint Kwanzaa Wreath – Crayola
- Yarn Wrapped Kinara Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
- Kinara Shapes Craft – Crafting a Fun Life
- Wooden Kwanzaa Kinara – Damask Love
- Folded Paper Kwanzaa Kinara – Crayola
- Mkeka Kwanzaa Mat Craft – Crafting a Fun Life
- Kwanzaa Playdough Activities – Crafting a Fun Life
- DIY Recycled Cardboard Kinara – Crafting a Fun Life
- Cotton Ball Kinara – Happy Toddler Playtime
- Craft Stick Flag – Crafting a Fun Life
- Paper Plate Kinara – Crafting a Fun Life
- Kwanzaa Collage Art Project – Crafting a Fun Life
- Paper Towel Kinara Surprise Art – Happy Toddler Playtime
- Cardboard Tube Kinara Kwanzaa Craft – Crafting a Fun Life
Watch the video below to see how to make different Kwanzaa crafts for kids. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more fun content!
Download these FREE coloring pages. It’s a great way to introduce your kids or students to Kwanzaa.
Make sure to check out my story time collaboration with Learn and Play Tampa Bay. I’m reading a book about Kwanzaa and sharing some fun craft ideas.
Looking for easy and engaging Kwanzaa activities for home, school or a party? Check out these digital products from my ETSY shop.
Learn about the celebration of Kwanzaa with these awesome books for kids. You can find these Kwanzaa books on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!) or visit your local book shop. If you’re looking for a Black-owned business in Tampa Bay to support, check out Cultured Books or Black English Bookstore. You can also order from them online.
- Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa by Donna L. Washington
- The Gifts of Kwanzaa by Synthia Saint James
- My Family Celebrates Kwanzaa by Lisa Bullard
- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Kwanzaa! by Rex Perry
- Kwanzaa Gets an A by Steven C. Thedford
- My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz
- Habari Gani?: What’s the News? : A Kwanzaa Story by Sundaira Morninghouse
- The Sound Of Kwanzaa by Dimitrea Tokunbo
Check out this article from The EveryMom that featured my Kwanzaa crafts!