African Crafts

Enjoy this collection of African crafts, based on traditional African handicrafts and our favourite African animals!

Adrinkra Printing

Adinkra Printing

Adinkra is a type of cloth worn in Western Africa. It is a printed grid pattern made up of combed grid lines and a small shape printed in the squares.

Giraffe Handprint Painting

Giraffe Handprint Painting

Have some fun with this cheeky giraffe handprint painting..

You will need:

Construction paper Poster paint in yellow and brown

Lion Handprint Painting

Lion Handprint Painting

This gorgeous lion is a super way to record your child's handprint and have some messy fun at the same time!

You will need:

Make A Woven Mat

Make A Woven Mat

People in western Africa wear clothes from a cloth made of thin strips of fabric woven together. Why not weave yourself a paper placemat in the colours of Kwanzaa?

Make An African Drum

Make An African Drum

Kwanzaa is often celebrated with traditional African music, with the rhythm provided by African drums. Here is a craft idea for making your own.

You will need:

More African Animal Crafts

Elephant CraftsElephant Crafts
Elephants are fun! Have fun making your own elephant crafts. We have ideas for all ages from a simple paper plate paper plate elephant to intricately decorated Indian elephants.


Snake CraftsSnake Crafts
Many snakes uncluding some of the world's deadliest make their home in Africa. We can promise our snakes aren't venomous!


Crocodile CraftsCrocodile Crafts
Have fun with these quick and snappy crocodile crafts.


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