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Three Kings Day Crafts for the Classroom

Three Kings Day falls on January 6, and is a very important day in Mexico. El Dia de Reyes marks the culmination of a 12-day celebration of the three wise men who traveled from afar to give presents to the infant baby Jesus. 

Education World has gathered a list of three crafts for teachers to bring to their classrooms to celebrate Three Kings Day. 


Three Kings:

What you need:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Paint (skin tones)
  • Tin foil
  • Fabric scraps
  • Googly eyes
  • Pens
  • String
  • Felt

What to do:

  • Paint the three toilet paper rolls with the three different skin tones. Wait to dry. 
  • Glue on the scraps of fabric on the rolls for the kings' clothing. 
  • Create the hair with string or felt. 
  • Cut the crowns out of tin foil, attach the googly eyes and create the faces. 


"O Come All Ye Faithful" Crowns:

What you need: 

  • Paper plates
  • Gold sparkly paint
  • Glue
  • Sequins

What to do:

  • Paint the plate gold and glue the sequins on the plate. 
  • Make a hole in the center of the plate, cut triangles and fold them back towards the center


We Three Kings:

What you need: 

Crayola Supplies:

  • Washable Watercolors
  • Watercolor Brushes with Plastic Handle
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pointed Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper
  • Marker & Watercolor Pad

Household Supplies:

  •  Recycled newspaper
  • Painting shirt
  • Salt

What to do:

  1. Three Kings Day is on January 6 and is widely celebrated in the Hispanic culture.
  2. On a piece of Crayola Marker & Watercolor paper, paint an evening sky with blue and purple Crayola Watercolor paints and brushes. Paint a brown strip of land at the bottom.
  3. Sprinkle salt on the picture to resemble stars in the sky while the paint in still wet. Set aside the painting with the salt on it until it dries.
  4. Cut out pictures of the three wise men and a camel with Crayola Scissors and trace onto a piece of black construction paper. Cut out the black silhouettes of the three wise men and a camel. Younger children may need adult assistance with this step.
  5. When the watercolor painting is dry, carefully brush off the excess salt from the paper.
  6. Place the black silhouettes on the painted paper and glue in place with a Crayola Glue Stick.

Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor