Glittering Freedom Bell
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 5 and up
The Liberty Bell, and its replica the Freedom Bell, are symbolic of independence and equality--two ideals that Martin Luther King Jr. fought to achieve for all men and women.
Make this glittering Freedom Bell craft for kids to teach them even more about some of the beliefs Dr. King felt were especially important. It's a great project to do for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
What you'll need:
- Plastic from a Baby Bottle Pop candy
- Gold glitter glue
- Brown or black 3-D paint
- Black marker
How to make it:
- Use the black marker to write the word “FREEDOM” on the front of the bell shaped cap, down toward the bottom.
- Paint a layer of gold glitter glue all over the bell. Allow it to dry completely and repeat for a second coat. Let dry again.
- Use the 3-D paint to write the word “FREEDOM” on the bell. Use you’re the word you wrote in marker as a guide. Let dry completely.
- If you don’t have a candy top to use, make your bell from an empty yogurt container or a polystyrene (or Styrofoam-brand) cup.
- Use this craft as a great opportunity to teach kids about the freedoms that we enjoy on a daily basis.
- If you don’t have glitter glue you cam paint the bell with white craft glue and sprinkle with loose glitter.