The Best MLK Day Crafts That Kids Will Love

Martin Luther King Jr Crafts for Kids, MLK Day Crafts for Kids

MLK Day is almost here! It’s celebrated on the third Monday of January each year to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the easiest ways to introduce children to Dr. King is making crafts. I’m going to share three easy MLK Day crafts that kids will love. Keep scrolling to get all the details!

MLK Day Crafts for kids, Martin Luther King Jr.

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MLK Silhouette Craft

Supplies

Directions

  1. First, add a few drops of red, white and blue paint to a paper plate or paint palette.
  2. Next, let your child dip their round foam brush in any color paint then stamp the white cardstock. They can use all the colors or choose one. Make sure they cover the entire cardstock with paint. Set it aside to dry.
  3. While the paint is drying, download the free MLK silhouette template then cut. If you have a Cricut, find your favorite MLK image then cut on black cardstock.
  4. Finally, glue the MLK silhouette in the middle of the painted cardstock.

Peace Suncatcher

Supplies

Directions

  1. First, download and print the free peace template then cut. If you have a cutting machine, choose your favorite peace image in your design space then cut. Set aside.
  2. Next, allow your child to select the tissue paper colors they want to use to make their suncatcher. Then cut the tissue paper into small pieces. If you’re not comfortable with your child using scissors, let them tear the tissue paper by hand.
  3. Cut a piece of clear contact paper that is larger than the peace template then peel off the backing. Carefully place your peace template on top of the contact paper. Your child will need help with this step.
  4. Cover the inside of the peace template with the tissue paper pieces. Your child has the option to add chunky glitter to their suncatcher.
  5. Carefully peel off the back of another contact paper and place it on top of the peace template, sticky side down. Smooth it out to get rid of any creases or bubbles. Your child may need help with this step.
  6. Finally, cut out the peace suncatcher. Use double-sided tape to stick to a window or sliding glass door.

MLK Suncatcher

Supplies

Directions

  1. First, download and print the free MLK template then cut. If you have a cutting machine, choose your favorite MLK image in your design space then cut. Set aside.
  2. Next, allow your child to select the tissue paper colors they want to use to make their suncatcher. Then cut the tissue paper into small pieces. If you’re not comfortable with your child using scissors, let them tear the tissue paper by hand.
  3. Cut a piece of clear contact paper that is larger than the square template then peel off the backing. Carefully place your square template on top of the contact paper. Your child will need help with this step.
  4. Cover the inside of the square template with the tissue paper pieces. It may be easier for smaller children to add the tissue paper pieces to the contact paper first, then add the square template on top.
  5. Once the contact paper is completely covered with tissue paper, glue the MLK template in the middle of the square.
  6. Finally, peel off the back of the second contact paper and place it over the MLK and square template. Use scissors to remove excess contact paper. Add double sided tape to the back of the MLK suncatcher then attach to a window or sliding glass door.

Watch the video below to see how to make different MLK Day 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 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

FREE MLK Coloring pages for kids and adults

Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement with these awesome books for kids. You can find these 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!), your local library or visit a local book shop. If you’re looking for a Black-owned business in Tampa Bay to support, check out Cultured Books (St. Petersburg) or Black English Bookstore (Tampa). You can also order from them online.

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