INSIDE: ‘I Have A Dream’ Pop-up Card Craft for MLK Jr. Day is a great craft idea for Martin Luther King Jr. Day for kids. It’s a fun and easy craft to celebrate the great MLK Jr. and his wonderful message of hope.
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Paper Plate Peace Craft for MLK Jr. Day
Grab a sheet green construction paper. Make four small cuts (similar to the first picture) to create two tabs. Fold the tabs up (similar to the second picture). Fold them back and open the construction paper and fold the tabs inwards so that they create two small ‘steps’ on the inside of the construction paper.
Grab your multi-cultural construction paper and trace your child’s hand on two different skin tones. Cut out the two handprints.
Glue one handprint to each step. Before gluing you want to make sure that the tips of the hands are not sticking out of the card once it is folded. So before gluing the handprints, put them in the correct position so that the fingers are touching and so that they are sticking out of the card when folded. To do this you may need to tilt the handprints downwards.
Either use a heart lever punch or scissors to cut out a heart from red construction paper. Glue this to the the middle of the two hands.
Use the lever punch of scissors to cut out hearts from the multi-cultural paper. Use a black marker or fine point pen to write out Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous phrase: “I have a dream.”
Age Suitability for ‘I Have A Dream’ Pop-up Card Craft for MLK Jr. Day
This activity is great for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
Supplies for ‘I Have A Dream’ Pop-up Card Craft for MLK Jr. Day
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- Multi-cultural construction paper
- Red and green construction paper
- Heart level punch (optional)
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