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Celebrating Black History Month

Check out this week's Storytime with Aaliyah on location at the Children's Museum at Holyoke:

Harriet Tubman Lantern Craft

This is a fabulous project to use with a history lesson about Harriet Tubman and her impact on US History and Slavery.

Supply List:

  • 3 Full Sheets of Construction Paper. We will use Blue, Red, and Yellow Sheets.
  • Glue Stick or School Glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Scraps of Orange Construction Paper

Craft Instructions:

Steps 1-3

Step 1: Cut out a lantern shape from the red construction paper. Save the scraps, you will need it later. I folded my sheet of paper in half lengthwise and lightly drew a lantern shape. Then, we cut that shape out and set it aside.

Step 2: Cut out the lantern’s globe using yellow paper. I folded the paper in half lengthwise and lightly drew the shape of a lantern globe.

Step 3: Cut out the lantern globe and set it aside.

Step 4 and 5

Step 4: Use the scraps of orange, red, and even some yellow to make a small flame. Start with the red or orange scraps and cut out a large flame. Then, cut two smaller flames with the remaining colors.

Step 5: Glue the flames on the bottom of the globe, layering the largest on the bottom and the smallest on the top.

Completed lantern

Show us your finished crafts on our Facebook page!

Recommended Reading: Harriet Tubman (Little People, BIG DREAMS)

See the Full Story on WWLP here!

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Beginning with our signature exhibit, the Curvy Climber, you can navigate your way throughout the Museum and return over and over again and never tire of watching the little ones explore and play.

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Celebrating Black History Month at Childrens Museum at Holyoke

During the month of February, the Children's Museum at Holyoke hosted local YouTube sensation, Aaliyah, for a story time each week as well as crafts to celebrate black heritage.

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