10 Easy Black History Month Crafts to Make with Your Children

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How can you celebrate Black History Month with your children? What crafts can you make together? 

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Black History Month is a time when we honor and celebrate the achievements, culture and contributions of the African diaspora throughout our history. A great way to commemorate and educate your children about this month is through engaging in creative and meaningful crafts that are inspired by significant historical events and figures. Spare some time to take part in a few cool and easy Black History Month crafts with your family!

Easy Black History Month Crafts to Make with Your Children

In the following article, Deavita.net’s editorial team will share with you some cool and interesting Instagram-Black History Month crafts that are perfectly suited for children of small ages, and can be done with your guidance as well. All of them can be completed with materials that you might already have acquired for your child’s arts and crafts, or can easily be found in your local craft store. So roll up your sleeves, look for some inspiration in the following ideas, and let’s get to crafting!

Black History Month Paper Plate Peanut Craft

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This charming paper plate craft with peanuts would be the perfect way to commemorate George Washington Carver with your small children during Black History Month. Carver is known for introducing sustainable farming practices in America. He specifically wanted to promote the growing of peanuts, so poor farmers can improve their quality of life. Of course, he has many other contributions as well. Yet today we are peanut-inspired and will create this cute craft together! What do you say?

What you will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Acrylic paints & paint brush
  • Green & beige colored cardboard paper
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Pencil or pen
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make it: 

Start by painting the upper part of the paper plate in blue, and the lower in brown. To make it easier on yourself to paint within the lines, you can use a pencil to outline where one part begins. Then cut out a green stem and leaves from the green cardboard paper, and peanuts shapes from the beige one. You can again use the pencil to outline the shapes, and also to create peanut features in the beige pieces. Next, glue the green stem with leaves in the middle of the plate. Create root outlines beneath it with glue and then stick the pipe cleaners to the outlines. Lastly, surround the roots by gluing the peanut shapes. And you’re done!

You can also watch the video tutorial if you feel like you need some extra guidance.

 

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Cute Toilet Paper Rolls Figurines Black History Month Craft

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Want to make another super easy craft to celebrate Black History Month with your children? Toilet paper roll crafts are the easiest! Create cute figures of Harriet Tubman, Ruby Bridges, and Martin Luther King Jr. How?

What you will need:

  • Black, purple, white, blue, green, orange & yellow colored cardboard paper
  • 3 empty toilet paper rolls
  • 6 googly eyes
  • Black felt tip pen
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue

How to make it: 

Simply take the colored cardboard paper and outline all the shapes that you can see in the picture of the toilet paper rolls historical figures craft. Glue them over the rolls to create the figures, glue the googly eyes and create a nose and smile for each with the pencil. Here is the video tutorial if you still want to see how it’s done step-by-step:

 

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Also read: Martin Luther King Jr Arts and Crafts for Preschoolers: 5 Ideas to Honor the Great Man

Black History Month Crafts: Easy Space Rocket

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Create an easy rocket craft for Black History Month with your children to celebrate Mae Jemison, who was the first black woman to ever be in space!

What you will need:

  • Different pieces of colored paper (the colors can be up to you)
  • Tissue paper in yellow and orange
  • A black piece of paper to fit your craft
  • Star stickers
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue
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How to make it: 

With a pencil, outline three small triangular shapes like the ones you see in the picture above from one colored paper, a circle from another and so on for the square and a big rectangle for the body of the rocket. Cut them out and glue them to the black canvas paper to create your rocket. Tear some orange and yellow tissue paper to create the flames of the rocket, and glue them to its bottom. Surround your rocket with star stickers. You can also add a note to your craft explaining its significance.

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