The Jamaican Flag has been flying in Jamaica since the country gained its independence from the British Federation of the West Indies on August 6, 1962. The design was decided by the people of the country in a contest. The flag consists of a golden saltire (crossed lines), green triangles on top and bottom, and black triangles on sides. The colors are symbolic of Jamaica itself. Gold for the shining sun. Green for the vegetation and agricultural richness of the land. Black symbolizes the strength of the people of Jamaica and the hardships that they have endured. It's a simple design and one that was pretty easy for the kids to reproduce.
For the project you will need:
- green, gold, and black paper
2. Cut some green triangles. I did an eyeball measurement and just tucked it under the saltire a little.
3. Trim any weird edges to make it a nice rectangle.
Wave your Jamaican flag proudly!!!!