With Martin Luther King Jr. Day coming up on January 17th, this simple craft that uses upcycled cardboard is a great way to spread the message of peace, diversity and sustainability! You could use this time crafting to talk about Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of peace, freedom and justice and how it applies to our own lives and the times we live in today. Here are some useful links to help celebrate MLK day: 5 Ways to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy // PBS KIDS Martin Luther King Jr. Day Video //
peace symbol template
pen or pencil
1. Cut out a template of a peace sign, place it on a piece of cardboard, and trace with a pen or pencil.
2. Using your scissors, cut along the traced lines. An adult should help their child crafter during this step as it is hard to cut through the cardboard (especially the inside).
3. Start from one end and wrap the yarn around the cardboard. It is easier to cut the yarn into 2 feet pieces at a time and tie them together when you start to reach the end of your rope.
4. It gets a little tricky at the intersecting points. Just be creative and use criss-cross patterns, covering the sight of the cardboard.
Loop a little piece of yarn under a couple of other pieces of yarn on the backside and pull the two ends though. Tie a knot and hang it on your wall!
We hope you have as much fun as we did making these upcycled cardboard peace signs! Please share and tag @friendsandfaire on Instagram! We would love to see your one-of-a-kind creations!