Martin Luther King is regarded as one of the greatest African-American civil rights activist and speaker who used nonviolent methods. This Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1964 is best known for his speech ‘I Have a Dream’ at the Great March on Washington.
Unfortunately, Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968. Recognizing his efforts and what he stood for, King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously. His birth anniversary, January 15th has been declared as Martin Luther King Jr Day, a federal holiday in 1986 in the United States in his honour.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr, we, at Parenting Healthy Babies.com would like to present few crafts for children, on account of Martin Luther King Jr Day.
Here are some crafts in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Craft Ideas for Kids in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Hand Print Peace Dove: Here is a simple way to make a peace dove. All you need is a hand-print in white color. This craft is very simple for kids aged between 2-5 years old.
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Peace Dove Craft with Plastic Plate: Here is a peace dove craft from plastic plates. It is very simple enough to make. All you need are plastic plates and craft materials such as colors and glitters. Draw a peace dove on the plate and decorate around the dove with colors and glitter.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Art: One very good way to honour Martin Luther King Jr. is by making a picture of his with paper cuttings. Kids can make this with paper cuttings and paste them on a thin cardboard sheet.
Hand Print Peace Flower: Here is a simple hand print craft in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. You could make a hand print peace flower. All you need are few hand prints of different colors glued on a sheet of paper. At the bottom, draw a stem with leaves.
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Kids Drawing of Martin Luther King Jr: We know that art is a creative and piece of art like this can take years of practise. But, your kids could give it a try. We hope it comes out really well.
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“Love All” Wall Hanging: Here is another craft that can remind us of MLK Jr. One of his famous quotes, “Love All, Accept All”. Kids could make a wall hanging or a door hanging with the statement written on it.
I Have a Dream Garland: One of the famous poems by Martin Luther King Jr. is “I Have a Dream”. Your kids could make a garland with like the one displayed below. All you need are color papers and the templates. Join these templates using glue or tape and decorate your living room or any place with them.
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Love MLK: Here is another craft of MLK. All you need is a big enough drawing sheet and stick large letters of M, L and K on them with symbols of heart here and there. You could also write one of the quotes of Martin Luther King on one of the heart symbols.
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Hand Print Dream Catchers: Here is another hand print craft, ‘Dream Catchers’. All you need are hand prints of various colors, cut and glued together on a large sheet of paper. On the bottom, it can have wordings like ‘Dare to Dream’.
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Freedom Bell Craft: Make your own Freedom Bell Craft in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. this year with a household item like a paper cup. Take a paper cup and color it with your favorite colors. Write the word “Freedom” on it with a thick sketch pen or a crayon. You could also put a drawing of Martin Luther King Jr. on it as well to make it more attention grabbing.
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I Have A Dream Poster: This particular craft is good in schools. Teachers can ask your class to prepare a “I Have A Dream Poster” in honor of MLK Jr and ask them to write down their dreams on the poster and share it with the class. While some kids might be shy in sharing their dreams, so encourage them to share their dreams.
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We hope that all you kids out there make these and other wonderful crafts in remembrance of one great man who stood for peace, freedom and nonviolence, Martin Luther King Jr. Cherish Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year.