Friday, June 14, 2013

Myanmar flag history (?) and craft

Newest Flag on the Block-

Well not exactly the newest (Belarus adopted a new flag in 2012) but pretty darn close.  The flag of Myanmar was introduced in October 2010, replacing the former flag that had been flown since 1974.  Probably not even big news in Myanmar since they have changed their flag many times over the years.  Check out this link to see the many changes the flag has made.  

The current flag is actually very pretty. Three horizontal bands of yellow, green and red are the background with a white 5 pointed star centered in the middle.  Simple and symbolic.

The yellow stands for solidarity.
The green represents peace, tranquility and lush greenery
The red symbolizes courage and determination.
The star signifies the union of the country.

Pretty enough for an art project.  And, to be honest, the only art project I could think of.  Well, that's not true, I was thinking we could make a Burmese python but we've already made a few snakes ( China and Thailand ) so I didn't want to make another.  Plus today is Flag Day here in the United States, so a flag craft it is....

The Flag of Myanmar
For the project you will need:

  • white paper - 2 pieces
  • paints and brush
  • glue
  • scissors

1.  Divide the paper into 3 even parts. 

2. Paint the top yellow, the middle green and the bottom red.

3.  Draw and cut out a white 5 pointed star.  Glue on center of page.

That's it. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezie as my son would say.

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