An easy paper Rosa Parks craft for preschoolers and older kids to make at home or in the classroom.
Make this Rosa Parks craft if you’re celebrating Black History Month in February or plan on learning about Women’s History Month in March.
After creating our first craft of influential African American people: Harriet Tubman, we continued with Frederick Douglass and now we are focusing on Rosa Parks.
Who was Rosa Parks?
Rosa Parks was a Black civil rights activist. She refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus in 1955 and was arrested. Her actions inspired the leaders of the black community to start the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Lead by Martin Luther King Jr, the boycott lasted for about a year, during which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama.
The bus boycott ended only when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional.
Rosa Parks craft
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- Rosa Parks template
- Cardstock paper: brown, white, black and blue
- Black marker
How to make the craft
The template comes with two versions:
1. home template – print the template, cut out the patterns and trace them on appropriate paper.
2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.
This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.
Step by step instructions
Glue the eyes onto the face, in the middle of the glasses.
Glue the hair at the top of the head.
Add the flower to the hair.
Glue the head and body together.
Use a black marker to draw a smile.