Peace Bunting is a fun craft activity to do, and a way to celebrate peace.
Symbols of Peace
We use many different symbols to talk about peace. The CND logo, poppies, doves, etc. And it means different things to different people. Martin Luther King famously said “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice”.
What do you think of when you think of peace? What does peace mean in your home? In your community? In the world?
How to make your bunting
Make a pattern for your bunting. For triangle shaped bunting, take a piece of A4 paper and hold it with the short sides at the top and bottom. Fold a crease from the top left corner to the middle of the bottom edge. Repeat for the top right corner. Cut along the creases to create a long triangle.
Use this pattern to cut out more triangles in paper or fabric. You could recycle old clothes or sheets or use scraps of fabric if you have some.
Now to make it into peace bunting. Decorate your triangles with images that remind you of peace. You could use pens or fabric markers to draw peace symbols. Or you could cut out shapes and sew them on to make your decoration.
Sew the short side of your triangles to a long length of ribbon to make your bunting.
You don’t have to stick with triangles, you can make your bunting any shape you wish.
If you don’t have fabric and a sewing machine, you can make your bunting out of paper and use string to hang it up.
Remember to post a photo of your bunting on social media with the hashtag #DreamBigAtHome.
Take It Further
If you enjoyed making peace bunting, check out how to make a milk bottle dove, and how to fold a peace crane.