Preschool Black History Arts and Crafts



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Kufi Hat
Submitted by Amy
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Cut three inch by two inch strips of construction paper in black, red, yellow, and green. Have your children glue these strips onto a bulletin board border or sentence strip to make a Kufi Hat. When they are finished staple the hat and let them wear it
Kazoo
Submitted by Lori
What You Need:
  • Toilet Paper Tubes
  • Wax Paper
  • Rubber Band
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Explain to your children that the Kazoo was invented by an African American. Then show them how to make a primitive one. They simply decorate a toilet paper tube with paint. Then you punch a hole about a half-inch down the tube. Finally put a circle of wax paper over one end secure it with a rubber band. Now your children can play great music like the inventor of the Kazoo!
Paper Doll Chain
Submitted by Cheryl
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Cut out life-size cutouts of your children. Have them paint them. Put them together in a large paper doll chain with the heading "We are all One Class, We are all Friends"
Hand Print Frame
Submitted by Gayle
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Give each child a piece of construction paper. Have them put a handprint in the center of the paper. Then have all of your children make a handprint frame around the child's print. You can put these up on a bulletin board with the heading hands in friendship.
Hands Wreath
Submitted by Torrie
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Paper Plate
What You Do:
  • Give each of your children one color of construction paper (Johnny Red, Sarah Green,etc) Have them cut out their hand prints from the paper. Then have them exchange hand cut outs and make a friendship mult-color wreath (by gluing hands on paper plate). This is a great way of showing that you can put the works of different people together to make something fabulous.
Cloud Dream
Submitted by Nancy
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Give each of your children a piece of paper and have them cut out a cloud from it (if they are too young cut it out for them.) Have them paint the cloud and then ask them their dreams and write them on the cloud.
Dove Collage
Submitted by Lee
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Collage Material
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Give each child a precut (or have them cut their own) dove on white construction paper and let your children collage it with a variety of materials. Talk about how the dove represents peace and how Dr. King dedicated his life to creating peace and love among different people.
Hand Paint
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Give your children peach, white, brown, black, and orange paint (add soap to make it stain proof). Have them mix what they perceive their skin color is. Then have them paint a friend's hand and then put a print on a heart shaped piece of paper. You can put these on a bulletin board with the heading, "Love Comes in Many Colors" or "Lend Me A Hand, My Wonderful Friend"
Peace Plate
Submitted by Julie
What You Need:
  • Paper Plates
  • Streamers
  • Glitter
  • Paint and Markers
What You Do:
  • Hand out paper plates and have your children draw peace signs on them. Then have your children decorate the peace sign with paint and glitter. Next they can gang streamers from the peace signs
Peaceful World
Submitted by Helen
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children draw a picture of what they think the world will be like if their was no fighting in the world.
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