Today we finally hung up the art project the Peas worked on a few weeks ago at our public library. Our backyard is full of color and goodwill blowing in the wind. We learned about Tibetan people and how they traditionally use these prayer flags to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to god, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space and the prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all.
The kids wrote whatever they felt would help make the world a better place. Little E made pictures of flowers and a peace sign, Lulu wanted a villan free world, while Sia wants no more guns and My Buddy wants a nerf gun to shoot his sisters.
And the friendship one of the most important flag of all, without them our lives would not be as happy.
To make the Tibetan Prayer Flags you will need:
5- 4 inch square pieces of material any pattern or color
5- white squares of material smaller in size to write your blessing on
string long enough to hang
fabric markers or sharpies
Glue the 5 colored flags to the string by glue the top inch of the material then folding over the string. While it dries write you blessings on the white squares the glue them onto the colored squares let dry and hang in the wind to spread your wonderful messages to the world.