Make candles (called mishumaa in Swahili) containing secret treats to decorate your Kwanzaa celebration table. These simple-to-make candles are a great table decoration that can be given to children as an after-dinner treat.
- Construction paper (black, green, red)
- Orange and yellow tissue paper or cellophane paper
- Toilet paper rolls (one for each candle)
- Twist ties or string
- A pencil
- Glue or tape
- Small treats to put inside the candles
Fluff out the tissue sticking out the end of the candle - this will be the pretend flame.
You can now use your candles at your Kwanzaa celebration table. After dinner, you can eat the contents of your decorations.