To show pride in their heritage, young black Americans and young Africans
often wear a round hat called a kufi (KOO-fee). Some are made from kente
(KEN-tay) cloth, a material made in Ghana.
- Dark-colored construction paper for
- headband (24" long x 2" wide)
- 6 strips of construction paper
- (12" long x 1" wide)
- 2 red
- 2 yellow
- 2 green
- or any other colors you wish to
- use for this project.
- Fit the headband snugly around your
- head, and staple it together.
- Arrange the six strips of colored paper
- so they overlap to form a wheel as shown.
- Staple at the center.
- To connect to headband, place one strip
- along the outside edge of the headband.
- Staple the strip down. Then do the same
- with the other strips.
- (PROJECT OPTION)
- Decorate a light-colored headband with
- paint, markers, sequins, crayons, or bits
- of colored paper. Then, staple the
- construction paper strips to the inside
- of the hat so the designs on the
- headband will show.
Terzian, Alexandra M. The Kids Multicultural Art
Book, Vermont: Williamson Publishing, 1993.
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