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Make Your Own Kente Cloth
Kente is ceremonial African clothing created by hand weaving strips of cloth on a loom and sewing them together to create larger pieces of cloth. It's native to Ghana, but kente is also considered to be a pan-African tradition. Your child can make her own brightly-patterned kente cloth out of paper and colorful markers. She will exercise her fine motor skills to draw and color geometric shapes. Then she'll cut and paste strips of “cloth” together onto a piece of poster board for easy displaying. This art activity is a great way for your child to explore different cultures and celebrate African heritage in honor of Black History Month.