Parental supervision is recommended
A pretty Kinara centerpiece craft that kids can make as a Kwanzaa decoration.
What you'll need:
- 3 Red short taper candles
- 3 Green short taper candles
- 1 Black short taper candles
- 7 Small terracotta pots
- 1 Very large terra cotta dish (the dishes that go under the pots)
- Black craft paint
- Red craft paint
- Green craft paint
- Gold "Painters" paint markers
- Artificial gourds and other harvest items, loose or garland
How to make it:
Note: The reason the craft calls for the short tapers, is that the tall tapers are too top heavy and tend to tip the small pots over.
- Paint the terracotta dish in black. Let dry. Paint another coat, if needed, and let dry.
- Paint 3 terracotta pots green. Let dry. Paint another coat, if needed, and let dry.
- Paint 3 terracotta pots red. Let dry. Paint another coat, if needed, and let dry.
- Paint 1 terracotta pot black. Let dry. Paint another coat, if needed, and let dry.
- Use the Gold paint marker to write along the outer lip (or side) of the terracotta dish the principles of Kwanzaa. Let dry.
- Add the tapers to the small pots, adding a small clay ball in the bottom of the pot to aid the taper in standing straight.
- Arrange the pots in the dish. (see photo)
- Fill in the area around the pots with the artificial gourds and other harvest items.
- Enjoy your Kinara and your holiday.
You may wish to add additional painting to the small terra cotta pots for added color. Feel free to decorate your Kinara any way you wish.