Make Your Own Kinara


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.

Kinara craft for kids

You will need:

6 small cardboard tubes
1 long cardboard tube
Paint in green, red and black
Yellow tissue paper
PVA (white) glue


Paint 3 of the small tubes in red and the other 3 in green. Paint the long tube black.

When the tubes are dry glue them side by side so the form a line, the three green one side, three red the other and the black tube in the centre.

Scrumple up a sheet of yellow tissue paper and push into the top of each tube so that it looks like flames.

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