Skip to main content
The Art of Travel

African Neckwear Art Activity

By April 20, 2014February 24th, 2015No Comments

Encourage children to explore African tribal art and patterns with this interesting travel art activity that will allow them to create fun, decorative necklaces using just black pens and paper plates!

Art ActivityThis travel art can be done in:

  • Cars
  • Planes
  • Trains
  • Hotel rooms


What you will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Black felt tip pens
  • Safety scissors



  1. Cut the paper plates into a ‘C’ shape so they will sit around the neck.
  2. Put all drawing materials in a plastic lidded box ready for transporting. Give your children a tray to work on.
  3. Invite your child to design his or her own African-inspired neckwear by experimenting with geometric patterns. It’s really effective to work exclusively in black and white. (You can find some inspiration here.)
  4. Wear it like a necklace!



Diane Pagan graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with a fashion/textiles degree. She is a UK mom who is passionate about creativity, and she set up The Imagination Box to share her treasure trove of ideas and inspire families to bring more art into their lives. Connect with her and get more great ideas at

Pure Wander Contributor

Author Pure Wander Contributor

More posts by Pure Wander Contributor

Leave a Reply