By: Tania Cowling
Age: 5 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
No matter your cultural or religious background, this is indeed the season to have fun and decorate your home in festive colors and ornaments. You can celebrate Kwanzaa by weaving a special placemat, or a mkeba, to be used at your holiday table.
What you'll need:
- Black, red, and green construction paper
- Clear Contact or adhesive paper (optional)
How to make it:
- Take a sheet of black construction paper and fold it in half lengthwise.
- Using chalk, draw horizontal one-inch lines from the fold to within one inch of each edge.
- With the paper folded in half, cut on these lines, but be sure not to cut all the way to either edge.
- Next, cut several one-inch wide, horizontal strips of red and green construction paper.
- Weave these strips through your black piece of construction paper, alternating the two colors.
- For added holiday flair, stick holiday stickers on the front of the finished placemat. You can also cover the placemat with clear Contact or adhesive paper, or have it laminated, for added durability and easy clean up.