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DIY Kinara for Kwanzaa

Celebrate Kwanzaa by "lighting" each of your candles in this handmade, kid-friendly Kinara. Make precious memories with your family when you create this fun craft.

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At a Glance:

Project #15708 Skill Level: Intermediate

Plaid Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors Acrylic Paint 16 Color Set - PROMOABIII

Number Needed: 1 $15.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Mod Podge ® Stiffy - 8 oz. - MS1550

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
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Other Supplies

  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue


  1. Start by painting your seven toilet paper rolls with White and let dry.
  2. Start painting simple shapes on your rolls like triangles, circles, and ovals with Apple Barrel Paint. See project photo for reference.
  3. Add details to your shapes so that they start to resemble various fruits and vegetables like plantains, tomatoes, and coffee beans. These crops are all native to different countries in Africa. Let the paint dry. See project photo for reference.
  4. Soak your pieces of felt in Mod Podge Stiffy. Bend the pieces of felt so that there are folds and ripples. Allow the Stiffy to dry and harden.
  5. Cut the felt into flame shapes. Paint details on the felt and let dry.
  6. Glue the flames to the inside of the rolls.


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Related FAQs

Yes, Apple Barrels paints can be mixed to create a new color value or hue. 
Yes, Apple Barrel Paints are perfect for school projects – they are the best paint on the market to paint on Styrofoam! Apple Barrel Paints are also perfect for “mom and me” projects or for the general basic crafter.
Yes, you can use Apple Barrel paint on plaster. However, because plaster is very porous and sometimes dusty, you will need to first seal the piece with a clear acrylic matte spray sealer.
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