Wakandan Bling 

Students will learn how to integrate cultural and visual information from the Black Panther film, specifically how to produce cultural symbols, create and print 3D objects to make a bracelet, anklet or earrings. 

This lesson is inspired by different designers’ approaches for the Black Panther film. For example, LA-based designer Douriean Fletcher curated a special set of jewelry such as beaded bracelets, necklaces and a pair of earrings. Designer Ruth Carter embedded African symbols in the actors’ costumes and Hannah Beachler used remnants of ancient African languages in her set designs.


Subjects ELA, Technology,  Engineering

Grade Levels 7-9+

Fab Tools 3D Printer, Laser cutter

Collections Fab Tested, Special Collection

Contributors Nettrice Gaskins and Daniel Smithwick