Martin Luther King Jr Day Craft Project

I love coming up with creative art projects for holidays. Especially when they are socially important holidays. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be here in the blink of an eye, and I had such a great time teaching my niece about Dr. King while we worked on our project. So, let’s learn how to make this “One Love” Martin Luther King Jr Day craft project! This craft is fun and easy to make. Let’s get started!

Be sure to also check out our wonderful MLK poem – “His Dream Lives On”.

Martin Luther King Jr Day Craft Project – One Love Art Activity


  • 1 Sheet of each; Blue, Yellow, Tan, and Pink Construction Paper.
  • 1/2 Sheet of Red Construction Paper.
  • Scissors. 
  • Pencil.
  • School glue or a Glue Stick.

First, trace each your arms and hands on the yellow, pink, and tan sheets of construction paper. Place the blue sheet aside until all of the hands have been traced and cut out.

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Then, cut each one out. You should have a total of six hands and arms cut out. Next, cut out a heart shape using the red construction paper piece.

Now, use the glue stick and add a strip of glue to each finger, hand, and arm. Make sure your left and right hands are facing the right way.

Then, place two matching hands on each of the short sides of the blue construction paper. We placed the hands so that the thumbs would make a small heart in the middle.

Next, place the last two hands on the top and bottom of the paper. The fingers should meet in the middle area.

Then, apply glue to the back of the heart, and stick it in the middle of the blue construction paper. It should look like the hands are all holding the heart together.

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Optional – Trim the construction paper arms that hang off of the edge of the blue sheet of construction paper.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed creating a beautiful Martin Luther King, Jr. art project!

Another fun project is this handprint banner craft for MLK Day!

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