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Peace Crafts for Children

Peace Crafts, Teach Peace Not War

Peace Crafts, Teach Peace Not War

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

Pinwheels for Peace template, used with pernission -

Pinwheels for Peace template, used with pernission -

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.

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.

Holiday Peace Craft for Children

Arborsmith peace tree, wikimedia,  used under CC license 2.5

Arborsmith peace tree, wikimedia, used under CC license 2.5

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

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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.

Peace signs, peace symbols sticker poster

Peace signs, peace symbols sticker poster

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

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:











INUKSHUK, Aboriginal










KHANDA, Sikhism




Peace in all Directions

Peace Poster Craft Template, Printable

Peace Poster Craft Template, Printable

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

Peace One Day - What Will You Do? September 21

Peace One Day - What Will You Do? September 21

Celebrate Peace One Day

September 21

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

Your Comments Are Welcome Here

Meagan Earls from Michigan on February 24, 2014:

This is a wonderful lens. Thank you for all the hard work you've obviously put into it. Peace & Love to you! :)

KonaGirl from New York on June 20, 2013:

I too am from the 60's peace generation. Thanks for all the link resources.

meganst on June 03, 2013:

You have done such an extensive work assembling this lens! There are so many ideas, I simply can't decide where to begin with!

CoolFool83 on February 02, 2013:

Beautiful lense.

WriterJanis2 on January 10, 2013:

This is outstanding. You have so much to do here.

Lee Hansen (author) from Vermont on September 22, 2012:

@shauna1934: Thank you for the Pinwheels for Peace suggestion! I've added the template and a link to the site.

shauna1934 on September 22, 2012:

Have you seen Pinwheels for Peace? We had an event here locally and it was fun! There's a template for kids to print off their own pinwheel, decorate it with peace messages and then take it to a local event. Might be a good addition to this lens!! Great lens, btw.

JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on September 02, 2012:

Thanks for spreading peace with this beautiful items!

JoyfulReviewer on April 24, 2012:

Thanks for compiling such an extensive resource full of helpful resources and craft ideas. Another nicely designed lens. ~~Blessed~~

KabbalArt on February 24, 2012:

Very helpful links. Thankyou.

jimmyworldstar on February 03, 2012:

I like the shirt with the two fingers up. There's plenty of great uses for peace symbols on clothing or as art.

sponias lm on December 26, 2011:

This is a beautiful lens! Peace is indispensable if we want to find happiness in life. Blessed.

waldenthreenet on December 11, 2011:

I have a peace topic. India tomorrow. Different from your topic perhaps not as important.

waldenthreenet on December 02, 2011:

Great Topic. History suggest "war" has strong element of economics. America's Civil War was an economic war more than anything else. Why ? Could It have been prevented. You Choose ! Let's focus also on making poor able to survive as possible now with knowledge and spirit of friendship among different faith in America and the world. thanks.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 22, 2011:

Just what we need.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 22, 2011:

Just what we need.

Close2Art LM on November 11, 2011:

very positive page, blessed...:)rob

rangiiria on October 24, 2011:

Loved the peace flag. Great lens

anonymous on September 28, 2011:

really good lens, spent some time on this, really liked it.

Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on September 07, 2011:

Great lens. I liked the list of peace symbols.

Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on September 07, 2011:

I'm going to add this wonderful lens to my Imagine, John Lennon's Masterpiece lens.

TapIn2U on September 07, 2011:

What a super fun way to promote peace! I enjoyed the video. Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

Angela F from Seattle, WA on September 07, 2011:

Beautiful lens and great ideas for promoting peace.

Angela F from Seattle, WA on September 07, 2011:

Beautiful lens and great ideas for promoting peace.

Patricia on August 15, 2011:

This is a great craft subject! Blessed on the school bus trip!

anonymous on July 28, 2011:

Great lens.

Jessi from United States on July 14, 2011: