Kwanzaa Crafts

Create these meaningful Kwanzaa crafts to celebrate African heritage and affirm the holiday's seven important principles of family and community life. A kinara is an important part of Kwanzaa and we've gathered many craft ideas inspired by the candleholder. Try our hanging kinara made from felt, our homemade kinara made from florist foam, or get our free kinara and Kwanzaa coloring pages. Did you know that each year the U.S. Postal Service creates a new Kwanzaa stamp? One of our craft ideas is to the turn the stamps into pretty place cards for your Kwanzaa feast. You also can use Kwanzaa crafts to decorate your home for the holiday. Browse our collection of crafts, including a Kwanzaa banner made from iron-on letters, a simple Kwanzaa table runner you can sew in 30 minutes, and a pretty Kwanzaa pillow in the shape of the star, inspired by the Kwanzaa principle of unity. We've even got a Kwanzaa scrapbook layout to help you commemorate the holiday and a homemade Kwanzaa card featuring corn, or "muhindi," which represents the children of the family.


More Kwanzaa Ideas & Crafts
Kwanzaa E-Cards

Send a free e-card for the holiday.

Kwanzaa Banner

Make this banner featuring the kinara.

Kwanzaa Menu

Our best Kwanzaa recipes.

Everything in Kwanzaa Crafts
Kids' Crafts
  • Heirloom Kwanzaa Crafts to Treasure Forever

    From table decorations to family scrapbooks, here are some fun projects to help you celebrate Kwanzaa.

  • Hanging Kinara

    This hanging felt kinara allows even the little kids to participate in the Kwanzaa tradition.

  • Kalah

    Make your own Kahla game board and bring the family together to play during the Kwanzaa holiday.

  • Kinara for Kwanzaa

    Create your on kinara, then paint it to show your favorite principles of Kwanzaa.

  • Kinaras

    Print our fun and free page and place mat for your kids to color and use to decorate the table for the karamu.

  • Kwanzaa Card

    Craft this card that honors children during the Kwanzaa holiday.

  • Kwanzaa Counting Game

    This game needs few items and it's fun and easy to play!

  • Kwanzaa Family History Book

    Bring the family together and create a history book to honor and remember your heritage.

  • Musical Drums

    Drums are an essential instrument to African music. Make your own with these easy instructions.

Quick & Easy
  • Heritage Table Runner

    Use traditional Kwanzaa colors or seasonal fabrics to create this beautiful and festive table runner.

  • Kwanzaa Banner

    Happy Kwanzaa! This easy-to-make banner features the kinara, a symbol for the holiday celebration.

  • Kwanzaa Memory Album

    Make wonderful holiday memories and treasure them with this photo memory book.

  • Star Pillow

    This elegant pillow is a fun project for the holiday as well as a shining addition to your home decor.



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