Craft a ME Pennant Activity

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Updated on Aug 16, 2011

Your child can transform a triangle of felt into a colorful and motivating pennant sharing all her favorite characteristics and traits. A pennant is a colorful and decorative flag often waved during a game or commemorative event. They are made out of felt and are colorful and full of exciting shapes and colors. Your child can use that same fun style to create her special pennant celebrating herself!

What You Need:

  • Scrap paper
  • Pencil
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Stickers


What You Do:

  1. Invite your child to brainstorm all the things she finds interesting about herself, along with any positive traits she has.
  2. Once your child has finished her list, have her create a sketch of her ideas for the pennant. Encourage her to think about layout and design, encouraging her visual and creative skills.
  3. Now offer her a collection of felt colors and scissors, and invite her to select one color for the background of her pennant. She can cut a long triangle for the base. She can even use a ruler to ensure both sides are even.
  4. Invite her to adorn the pennant with stickers, images and pieces of felt symbolizing some of her favorite things about herself.

Once she’s finished, she can share her finished creation with the whole family, encouraging her self-esteem and confidence!  

Sarah Lipoff has a K-12 Art Education degree and enjoys working with kids of all ages.

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