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Make a "One Love" Craft Inspired by Bob Marley

Bob Marley's songs envisioned a world united — even in times of trouble. Introduce kids to the life and art of this music legend with a craft inspired by Marley's songs of peace, unity, and freedom!

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Bob Marley was a musician who created a better world with every note he played. His unique songwriting combined styles in a new and original way, and his voice united us with “one love” through his beloved songs.

As the leader and songwriter of the reggae group The Wailers, Marley made music that wasn't just passionate, groove-filled, and catchy — it also carried real-world messages. Such songs as "Get Up, Stand Up" and "Redemption Song" helped to spread a message of unity and peace in divided times, as Marley taught the world about the Rastafarian movement. 

Here's how kids can make a craft that honors Bob Marley’s musical message with a heart made of joining hands!

Marleycraft

What You'll Need:

  • Construction paper in a variety of colors

  • Pencil

  • Glue stick

  • Scissors

How to Make It:

  1. 1.

    Use a pencil to trace your child's hand on a piece of paper (or have them trace their own), then have them use scissors to cut it out. Repeat this step about 10 times using different colored paper.

  2. 2.

    Make a giant heart on a piece of construction paper.

  3. 3.

    Use the hand cutouts to create the shape of a heart: Kids can apply glue to the back of each hand cut-out, and apply them inside the outline of the heart on the paper.

Download a Free Bob Marley Activity Sheet

Kids can learn more about this trailblazing songwriter with trivia, games, and activities!

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