Kwanzaa Candle Art

Celebrate the candle lighting activity of Kwanzaa and make your own art with Acrylic Paint and Glitter Glue!



Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

You will first need to make (2) candle templates. Use your pencil and ruler to create a 5 x 1 inch and 6 x 1 inch rectangle. Use your scissors to cut your templates.

Step 3.

Lay down your second piece of cardstock in the landscape position. This will be the base of your artwork. Trace your 6 x 1 inch template to draw your tallest candle in the middle of your paper.

Step 4.


Trace your 5 x 1 inch template 6 more times on the page, making 3 candles on each side of your center tall candle. The candles should be approximately a finger’s width apart.

Step 5.

Draw a flame on each candle. A flame looks like a tear drop shape. Once the flame is drawn, draw a circle around each flame. Tip: It is ok if the circles overlap or touch slightly!

Step 6.

Draw multiple straight lines that lead from the candles off the paper as shown. The lines can be random.

Step 7.

Trace your pencil lines with Glitter Glue. We used gold Glitter Glue for the flames, white Glitter Glue for the candle shapes and silver Glitter Glue for the lines above. Set paper aside to dry.

Step 8.


Once the glue dries, paint the candles red, black, and green Acrylic Paint, the colors often used for Kwanzaa.

Step 9.


Paint the background sections as shown, with blues and purples at the bottom and yellows and oranges at the top. Paint the flames gold. Once dry, hang on the fridge to celebrate for the seven day celebration of Kwanzaa!

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