How to Make a Juneteenth Craft Stick Bracelet

Looking for a fun craft to make with kids to celebrate Juneteenth? Create a customized and wearable craft stick bracelet. We decided to use the colors red, black and green. Many people in the African American community celebrate Juneteenth using the colors of the Pan-African flag because it represents pride and freedom. You can wear your craft stick bracelet at any Freedom Day celebration!

craft stick bracelet for Juneteenth

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Supplies for Juneteenth Craft Stick Bracelet

  • Paintbrushes
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Paint (red, black & green)
  • Stickers (optional)
  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Markers (optional)
  • Paint sticks (optional)
  • Gems (optional)

Directions

  1. First, boil the jumbo craft sticks in water on the stove for about 15 minutes. You can also boil water in a kettle then add it to a glass bowl. Place the jumbo craft sticks in the bowl and let it soak for at least 15 minutes. Let the craft sticks sit in the water for another 30 minutes to make sure they are soft enough to bend without breaking. I suggest boiling extra sticks just in case you break some.
  2. Next, gently bend the craft stick bracelets and place in a small cup or jar to dry overnight.
  3. Finally, decorate your craft stick bracelet with paint. Start with red then black and green or mix up the colors like my preschooler. You can also use markers, paint sticks, stickers or gems to decorate your craft stick bracelet.

Watch the video below to see how I made this puffy paint Pan-African flag craft to celebrate Juneteenth. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fun content!

Learn about Juneteenth with these awesome books for kids and teens. You can find these books on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit your local book shop. If you’re looking for a Black-owned business in Tampa Bay to support, check out Cultured Books or Black English Bookstore. You can also order from them online.

  • A Flag for Juneteenth by Kim Taylor
  • Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
  • Jayylen’s Juneteenth Surprise by Lavaille Lavette
  • Juneteenth Jamboree by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • The History of Juneteenth by Arlisha Norwood PhD
  • Juneteenth by Drew Nelson & Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
  • Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free by Alice Faye Duncan
  • Juneteenth: Our Day of Freedom by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
  • All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson
  • The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States by Alliah L. Agostini

Looking for easy and engaging Juneteenth activities for your family? Check out these digital products from my ETSY shop.

Juneteenth Printable Activity Bundle by Crafting a Fun Life Etsy Shop

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