- Arts and Design
Peace Crafts for Children
Teach Peace with Crafts
Peace crafts and art themes are popular in all cultures throughout the world. Children, tweens, teens, adults and seniors alike appreciate the symbols of peace and wear clothing, jewelry and badges adorned with peace symbols. Teaching peace helps all and harms none. We can use these arts and crafts to supplement the lessons of living a peaceful life.
Political campaigns and world leaders promote action and encourage people to work together for a common cause. Sharing the quest and hope for world peace is universal. I firmly believe that today more than ever we must teach the world's children that living without violence is essential.
Make Peace Not War. Teach Peace.
How to Fold the Origami Peace Crane
Craft Pinwheels for Peace
Pinwheels for Peace says: imagine... whirled peace!
In today's world, p e a c e must become more than just a word and you can be part of it through The Pinwheels for Peace Project.
Pinwheel template used under terms of publication rules: "You may print and distribute this template freely as long as you keep our website information intact and use the template for the Pinwheels for Peace Project."
Pinwheels for Peace - Print, decorate and assemble your own pinwheel for Peace Day
Peace Flags - Show your colors!
Flags are fun and meaningful for any seaon or reason. Fly a flag for peace - with the colors, symbols or other decorations that celebrate peaceful living and happiness.
Garden flag tie dye peace symbol
5 x 5 peace prayer flag garland
Peace Arts & Crafts - Crafts with PEACE Themes
Crafts with a peace theme for children and adults. Use these peace arts and crafts projects as part of a peace day learning activity or group project.
My biggest peace craft project is a five-foot diameter holiday wreath that forms a peace sign with lights - we hang this giant peace sign on the outside of our home and light it up every night for the Advent season.
- Origami Peace Crane - How to Fold
Excellent animation shows in 3D how to make origami peace crane.
- Another Poster for Peace
Graphic designers nationwide are organizing to create high impact anti-war art that's free and downloadable online.
- IKC Peace Lantern
Simple paper peace lanterns for children to make.
- Recycled Fabric Peace Dove
Simple cut, stitch and stuff dove ornament made with felt.
- How to Make Your Own Peace Pole
This page tells how to turn a wooden post into a peace pole from scrap 2x4 lumber or 4x4 lumber.
- Peace Mala Bracelet
Peace Mala is a symbolic bracelet that promotes friendship, respect and peace between the faiths and all people in our world. The word "mala" is Sanskrit and means garland of flowers. In the East, a mala is a string of beads which may be used in medi
- Preschool Peace Arts and Crafts
Our Preschool Peace Arts and Crafts contains the most complete Early Childhood Education Peace Arts and Crafts Ideas on the internet.
- Hands Out for World Peace Lesson Plan - Crayola OFFICIAL Site
Hands Out for World Peace Focus on international harmony and world with a simple handprint art project that teaches about world peace.
Holiday Peace Craft for Children
When invited to teach a writing course at the School Without Walls, Washington Post columnist Colman McCarthy responded with the title of this book - I'd Rather Teach Peace.
That was in 1982. From that simple beginning this respected journalist took his lessons of peace to all sorts of schools in the US, giving up his job as a columnist to encourage children to explore the issues and think creatively about peace.
Rave reviews applaud this book, from a broad spectrum of readers ranging from former military officers and professional educators, to every day folks, all recommending this slim but powerful book to "everyone in the world."
Imagine ... Peace
All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance
John Lennon and Yoko Ono campaigned for peace and human rights, using art as the medium to communicate their message. John's lyrics (poetry) often included peace messages:
Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try
No people below us, above it's only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do
No need to kill or die for and no religions, too
Imagine all the people living life in peace ...
Imagine was recorded and performed live numerous times, as was another famous Lennon anti-war song, Give Peace a Chance.
The Peace Sign
Peace symbols and icons
Peace symbols are universal glyphs and images - peace icons - made easily recognizable through the antiwar movement or pop culture. Many different symbols for ending conflict are recognized around the world. The most familiar universal icons are a dove, an olive branch, a broken weapon and the graphic used originally by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament ("the round peace symbol").
Although 40 years have passed since the 1969 march on Washington, DC, the peace symbol remains a popular icon in world cultures. The round graphic and the fingers displayed in a "V" shape have the same meaning no matter what the language.
The most well known symbol from the 1960s has become pop culture favorite that remains a favorite in the 21st century.
Read more about universal symbols for peace at wikipedia.org
Peace Coloring Pages
- Peace Words Coloring Poster
Printable lettered coloring page, peace poster features peace in all over design reading backward and forward.
- Rainbow Peace Sign Colouring Sheet
Printable drawing of a rainbow, peace symbol, and fingers vwith Give Peace a Chance message for children to color for World Peace Day.
- Adult Coloring: Peace Poster
Adult coloring page, peace poster features peace lettering in all over design, a printable to color or use for craft designs.
Symbols of Peace Video
A video montage of peace images with The Beatles Give Peace a Chance for soundtrack.
Make a Peace Tree
Resources for symbols are linked to additional pages
Peace Tree Day is celebrated on June 1 - when you take part in an artistic project created in its honor by creating a 2- or 3-dimensional tree and have children decorate it with ornaments created from the following symbols:
AFRICAN SYMBOL FOR PEACEMAKING
BAHA'I, THE NINE POINTED STAR
DIYA FROM DIWALI
DREIDEL FOR HANNUKAH
KINARA AND THE MISHURNAA SABA
MEHNDI HAND FOR EID
MOON and STAR from ISLAM
PEACE IN CHINESE
STAR OF DAVID, Judaism
UNITY CUP of KWANZAA
YIN and YANG
Peace in all Directions
Peace Clip Art
Peace signs of all sorts to use in your peace art, blogs, lenses and web posts.
- Peace Clip Art
The peace sign and other symbols for peace in clip art graphics.
Fly a Flag for Peace - I fly a flag with red and white stripes with the famous symbol on a field of blue
Search for a flag to add to your home to show your support for world harmony.
Tibetan Prayer Flags Display - A Kinetic Sculpture to Spread Good Will to the Four Winds
Tibetan prayer flags are used to promote harmony, compassion, strength, and wisdom.Tibetans believe the flags help send prayers and mantras blown by the wind to spread good will and compassion to all.
Peace Doves in Art - Alexandra Nechita
Celebrate Peace One Day
Peace One Day strives to offer free education materials to every school on the planet. International Peace Day was established by the United Nations as a result of global awareness campaigns by this organization.
"It will not stop until we inform everyone on the planet that Peace Day exists."
Imagine ... - John Lennon, Imagine video
© 2009 Lee Hansen