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From all-star athletes to inventors, poets, and even rocket scientists — Black History Month is a great time to celebrate people whose achievements made an impact in the world and changed it for the better. Honor and celebrate the legacies of the influential black Americans with these craft project ideas!

 

1. All You Need is Love!

A simple phrase, like “Love All, Accept All’ goes a long way! Craft a warm welcome with a handmade banner — and follow the journey of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American student to integrate a school in Louisiana.

2. Shine Some Light on Garrett Morgan!

Did you know Morgan patented the traffic light we use today?! Decorate your own paper traffic signal with construction paper and glitter — then use each circle to jot down the other amazing things Morgan invented.

3. Always Write with Maya Angelou & Toni Morrison!

Let the words of these two writers encourage you to write your own story! Use our template to write and illustrate each page with craft materials like glitter, foam, stickers, and fuzzy sticks to make your story come alive.

 

4. Street Art Masterpieces!

Get inspired by the famous graffiti artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat and learn a new abstract art technique! Paint a self-portrait on a canvas using bright colors, dimensions, and words to express yourself through art.

 

5. Reach for the Stars!

Paint, brushes, and planetary cut-outs form the perfect equation for making your own starry galaxy! Set your sights high and explore the night sky with NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson!

 

6. Rocket Out of this World!

Become a rocket scientist with craft sticks, paint, fuzzy sticks, and poms! Blast off with this rocket craft and the first African-American woman to go to space, Mae C. Jemison!

 

7. Peaceful Paper Dove!

Peace is everywhere! Make a white dove holding an olive branch out of a paper plate and fuzzy sticks to create your own homemade symbol of peace.

 

Who inspires you during Black History Month? Tell us and share your finished crafts with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — tag @craftprojectideas!