Christmas Crafts: Greeting Cards From Little Hearts

Kwanzaa

What You Need

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  • White, red, green, and black paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Silver glitter
  • Crayons or markers

1. Cut a rectangle out of white paper and fold in half to form a card.

2. Help your child measure and cut three strips from red paper, three from green, and one from black to make candles. The strips should be about ?" wide and about 3" long. The black one should be slightly longer.

3. Rub the glue stick on the back of each candle. Place candles on the card from left to right in the correct order (three red strips, the black, then the three green), and align them with the base of the card.

4. Help your child squeeze a drop of white glue in the shape of a flame above each candle and write the word "Kwanzaa" in glue along the top of the card.

5. Place the card on top of a piece of scrap paper. Have your child sprinkle glitter over the glue. Wait a minute for the glitter to sink into the glue, then lift the card and let the excess glitter collect on the scrap paper. (Afterward, fold the scrap paper, let the glitter settle in the fold, and pour it back into the bottle.) Ask your child to write a Kwanzaa greeting when the card is dry.

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Copyright ? 2002. Reprinted with permission from the December/January 2003 issue of Child magazine.

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