Black-Belt Broken Boards

Black-Belt Broken Boards craft

Make your own action figures with Model Magic®! Show your best karate moves. Invent exciting self-defense scenes.

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    People of Asia used martial arts on the battlefield for thousands of years. Karate means empty hand and it relies on high-energy punches, strikes, and kicks using only the fighter’s body. Karate has a color-coded system of graded levels of competency (belts) starting with white, then yellow, orange, green, and purple for beginners. Brown and black belts are signs of karate masters. Watch people practice karate. Notice how their bodies look when they get ready, kick, and do other moves.

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    To form your black-belt board breaker, sculpt white Crayola Model Magic into an appropriate body stance. Knead in the color from Crayola Washable Markers to make skin, hair, and belt colors.

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    Make a practice partner in a responding posture with more Model Magic.

  • 4.

    Place a toothpick or craft stick in the kicking partner’s hand for the board to break. Air-dry both figures.

  • 5.

    On thick cardboard, color a workout room floor with markers. You could illustrate the belt colors to inspire novices to earn their black belts. If you wish, use Crayola School Glue to attach the karate figures to the cardboard. Air-dry before displaying.