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.
Kwanzaa yenu iwe na heri!
We have a collection of Kwanzaa crafts for you to enjoy, inspired by traditional African handicrafts and the colours of Kwanzaa - red, green and black.
This Kwanzaa Necklace Craft uses paint, pasta and a little imagination - it's a fun Kwanzaa craft for little kids!
Our Kwanzaa necklace
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?
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:
Every family celebrating Kwanzaa displays a kinara, a candelabra for 7 candles representing the seven days of the Kwanzaa holiday and the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Each night a particular candle is lit.
There are traditional origami candle models, but they are very, very difficult! Weve cheated a little, therefore, to create this origami candle for kids to fold, but the finished result is very impressive!
Use this fun bubble wrap printing technique to make a corn on the cob picture. Perfect for Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa or perhaps a farming or food theme.
Make this corn on the cob fuse bead design using two shades of yellow (or orange) for the corn, and two shades of green for the outer leaves. It makes a fun badge or "pin" or table decoration, and looks great in a Thanksgiving mobile, too.