The warrior flags of the Fante tribe in central Africa reveal things about the designer, like his interests. Many of the flags showcase bright colors and geometric borders so they stand out when they're carried by dancers or displayed as banners. Your child's flag could be about his favorite subject in school, sport, food or tv show. This is a great way to practice simplifying larger concepts into symbols to place on the flag. See what your child can come up with to represent himself!
What You Do:
- Have your child sketch out his flag's design on some paper or fabric. Many flags use complimentary colors to stand out, so this is a great time to practice making his pictures out of bold ones.
- Next, he can cut out the pictures and glue them to the sheet of colored paper or fabric that will act as the flag.
- Glue the dowel rod to one side of the flag for a handle.
This is a great project to do with a group of friends, and then have a parade!