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Three Kings Art

Three Kings

I’m always looking for opportunities to make crafts with my kids and, at the same time, teach them about different countries’ traditions.

Christmas doesn’t end on December 25th.  Three Kings Day is celebrated on January 6th…

In Hispanic countries, Christmas doesn’t end on December 25th. The Holiday season is celebrated until January 12th to celebrate the Epiphany or Three Kings.  The Three Kings’ Day is celebrated on January 6th, on which children receive presents from the Three Kings, and it’s followed by other activities until the Epiphany culmination on January 12th.

As I was browsing the Internet looking for ideas, I saw a fingerprint art that gave me the idea of making a fingerprint craft to celebrate the Three Kings’ Day.

Since I always keep a stack of sticks and acrylic paints at home, I grabbed some sticks and paint.  I put 8 sticks on a row and glued 2 sticks on the back with a glue gun to attach all the sticks together.  My daughter painted the background in dark blue and fingerprinted the Three Wise Men in 2 different colors, tan for their faces and white for their clothes .  Then she painted the robes, crowns, and presents using different acrylic paint colors.  She finished the faces with a Sharpie and drew some stars with a gold marker.  She also painted 4 sticks with bronze acrylic paint and glue them on to make a frame.  Finally, she glued a string to hang the picture up.

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