International Peace Day Crafts for Kids
Celebrate International Peace Day with a crafty kids’ creation! Started by the United Nations, this holiday recognizes peaceful efforts of people across the globe. Help your child to participate in this day by making a ‘peaceful’ art project.
Peace Symbol Mural
Draw on a piece of poster board or roll out a long length of butcher paper. Your child can draw as many peace signs as she can fit in the space. Use markers, crayons, oil pastels or colorful chalk.
Go through kid-friendly magazines, looking for pictures that represent peaceful scenes. Have your child cut these out. Collage them on to a piece of cardboard using school glue. Your child can also glue on craft foam peace symbol shapes. Use pre-cut symbols or make your own.
Tie-Dye Peace Symbol
Start by drawing the peace sign onto a prewashed white shirt with a pencil. Cover it with melted wax (you’ll need to do this part for your child – as the hot wax is a potential safety hazard). After the wax cools go ahead and put it in a dye bath. Your child can use rubber bands around it to create the traditional tie dye look. After you remove the shirt from the dye bath, put it in a plastic sipper baggie overnight. Take it out the next day, remove the rubber bands and peel off the wax. You’ll see a peace sign when you take the wax off.
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