Pillowcase Wish Flags
Activity DesignerMelissa Allen
Prayer flags seem to be very popular in our city. They are wonderful to look at and inspired us to make a set of our own.
What You'll Need
How We Did It
Here's some background on prayer flags. They really are so beautiful... "A prayer flag is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other purposes. Prayer flags are believed to have originated with Bon, which predated Buddhism in Tibet. In Bon, shamanistic Bonpo used primary-colored plain flags in healing ceremonies in Nepal."
If you don't have an old pillowcase to use you can easily find one for under $1 at a thrift shop.
Once they had their ideas ready they got to work adding them to the flags. My daughter drew a lady bug (that she hopes she will become in a camp play).
After they finished up with the drawings we painted right on top with watercolor paints (I went with watercolors since my two-year-old was participating, but for a more permanent paint you could water down some acrylic paints).