Crafty Monday: Black History Month

Hello friends and welcome to Crafty Monday. Today I’m going to show you a few of the crafts we’ve been doing for Black History Month. This has been fun for me because I’ve always been very passionate about Civil Rights. We’ve read some neat books on Civil rights and also on Slavery. A good book is “Almost to Freedom” by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson. It tells the story of a girl’s escape on the underground railroad, from the perspective of her doll. Another good kid’s book is “My Dream of Martin Luther King” by Faith Ringgold.

Moving on….I got the Martin Luther King hands and the Peacock ideas from:

and I got the Civil Rights hands with the heart idea from:Β

#1 Martin Luther KingΒ  Hands- mixing colors with love πŸ™‚

this is how we did it:

mixing colors with love πŸ™‚

that’s my awesome Mom (Nana)

Voila! πŸ™‚ Then I just added a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. and wrote parts of his “I Have a Dream” speech

#2 Civil Rights hands

First, paint a rainbow. Then trace different color hands and a pink heart. Then just glue them on once the paint has dried.

#3 Marbleized Peacock~ this was a random February craft

Here’s how we did it πŸ™‚

First, you fill a pan with shaving cream and squirt different colored washable paints into it.

Then you swirl the colors around and lay your paper on it.

Then you take a piece of cardboard and scrape off the cream. You will be left with a pretty marble effect.

I just cut out a head for the Peacock and the “eye” part of the feathers. I glued them on after the paper dried and cut the paper into a Peacock shape. I colored the peacock with pencils. We probably could’ve used the marbleizing method but we had already thrown away the cream. It’s funny because my son didn’t want to play with the cream afterwards (he doesn’t like sticky/messy things) but I had fun sticking my hands in it lol.

May we judge each other by the content of our character…not the color of our skin πŸ™‚ Amen brother King! Oh and may we be very careful when we judge…we must remember we all fall short of the glory of God.

Well, that’s all πŸ™‚ God bless and remember The High King Lives! ~Amber Dover

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  1. Reblogged this on amberdover and commented:

    Hello dear ones! Thanks for all the comments. It really makes me smile when I know people are reading. Well, MLK day has passed but I wanted to post this reblog anyways. Last year we did a couple of Civil Rights crafts for Black History Month. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of my heroes and has been since I was a kid. I have his picture in my hall. We are learning about the 50’s in our Time Machine Unit so Michael and I had a talk about MLK. It was perfect timing. Maybe you can use some of these craft ideas in February since I’m posting early πŸ™‚ God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

    1. Oh yeah it was fun πŸ™‚ shaving cream is naturally fun lol. Makes me think of other messy projects…..gotta try the balloons filled with paint and throwing darts at them…..hmmmm……….I’m thinking we should declare a messy art day. Let me mull this over…

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