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Children are enthusiastic participants in family celebrations. Channel their energy and small-motor skills into making this keepsake calabash.
Talk about the meaning of Kwanzaa, first fruits of the harvest. Discuss the symbols and principles of Kwanzaa and how the holiday is celebrated by African American families and communities.
To make your own decorative harvest calabash (a dried gourd from a calabash tree), use Crayola® Crayons to draw and color a variety of colorful harvest fruits and vegetables on construction paper. Cut out your drawings with Crayola Scissors.
Mix equal parts of Crayola School Glue and water. Brush glue mixture onto the inside of a paper bowl with a Crayola Paint Brush. Place each drawing on the wet bowl surface. Brush more glue mixture over drawings until the inside of your bowl is covered. Dry.
Tear a brown paper lunch bag into small pieces. Attach pieces to edges and outside of bowl by brushing the glue mixture on the bowl and over each piece. Dry.
Add crayon designs to the outside of your Kwanzaa Harvest Calabash bowl. Display it with other decorative Kwanzaa items.
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