National Symbols of India Craft Ideas for Kids
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National Symbols of India Craft Ideas for Kids
Paper Plate Peacock Craft Idea
Peacock is the national bird of India. We made our version of peacock and were delighted with how it turned out. The males are called “peacocks” and the females are called “peahens.” The baby peacocks are called “peachicks.” Every year after mating season, peacocks shed their train. It is a good chance to collect their feathers at that time.
- 2 Paper Plates
- Paint colors ( Blue, Green, Yellow)
- Paint Brush
- 1 Popsicle stick
- Google Eyes
Steps to make Paper Plate Peacock
Start by taking two paper plates. We will make the head and body of the peacock from one plate. For this cut two circles out of the paper plate, one small for the head and one big for the body. See the picture below. The second plate will be used to make its trail.
Now paint the plate blue colour. Let it dry completely.
While the paper plate is drying, paint the head and body of the peacock with the same blue color and let it dry. Now using fingerprints add in some fingerprint feathers, like our version below. First, we made a green fingerprint and then painted yellow on top.
Now glue your blue peacock body to the plate. Then glue your head onto your blue peacock body.
Add google eyes and legs. For legs paint the popsicle stick brown. Cut it into two and paste it below to make peacock legs.
Now for drama add feathers.
Complete the peacock by painting the beak with yellow color.
Your beautiful peacock is ready!
Paper Cup Tiger Craft Idea
The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India. Bengal Tiger stripes are unique to each tiger and behave similarly to human fingerprints. The Bengal tiger is also the national animal of Bangladesh. We made an adorable tiger with a paper cup. It’s really simple to make and kids will love playing with it afterward. My son used it as a puppet.
- Paper Cup
- Paint colors (Orange and Black)
- Paint Brush
- Google eyes
- Cotton Bud
Steps to Make Paper Cup Tiger
Start by painting your paper cup with orange color. Let it dry completely before proceeding to the next step.
Now make its ears just like the picture shown below. We took a colored paper and paint the ears the same as the tiger in orange color.
Now add google eyes. Using a pencil make its stripes, nose, and mouth. We added stripes on the sides, ears, and on top.
Now take black paint on a cotton bud and paint the stripes on the cup and ears, nose, and mouth on the cup.
Finish the tiger by pasting the ears. Your adorable tiger is ready !
Mango is the national fruit of India. There are 100 varieties of mangoes with different tastes smells and colors. Apart from India, Mango is also the national fruit of Pakistan and the Philippines. Mango trees can grow up to 100 feet with a canopy of over 35 feet. India is the largest producer of mangoes. We made a mango-shaped notepad.
- Yellow Colored Paper
- Green Color
- 3-4 White papers
Steps to Make Mango Shaped Notepad
Start by making a mango on yellow paper. You can even take white paper and color it yellow.
Next place white sheets below it. You can add white sheets depending on how thick you want the notebook to be. Then cut it together in Mango shape.
Staple the notepad. We colored the mango leaves green. Your cute mango-shaped notepad is ready !
National Flag with Popsicle Sticks
The Indian National Flag is rectangular in shape and is also called Tiranga as it is made of three colors: Saffron, White, and Green. It has an Ashok Chakra in middle. Ashok Chakra is a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes. We made National Flag with popsicle sticks. You can hang it on the wall or can keep it on a table.
- 11 Popsicle Sticks
- Paint colors (Orange, White and Green )
- Blue Sketch pen
Steps to Make National Flag with Popsicle Sticks
Paint three stick sticks each with saffron, white and green color. Keep them aside for a while.
Now take two sticks and paint them blue color. Next, start pasting the painted sticks (saffron, white and green) on them to make a national flag (see the pic below).
Now with blue color make chakra in the middle. Next tie a ribbon or thread on the blue stick at the back so that you can hang your national flag. We hanged on our pinboard.
National Flower of India
Lotus is the national flower of India. During the sunset, it closes its petals and goes deep inside the water whereas with sunrise it reopens. It is the flower of goddess Laxmi and symbolizes wealth, prosperity, and fertility. Did you know even Vietnam’s national flower is Lotus?
- Bright Pink Crepe Paper
- Green Colored Paper
- Yellow Paper
- Bottle Cap
- Black Marker
Steps to Make Lotus Craft
First, we did all the cuttings. Cut 16 petals from the pink crepe paper, 2 leaves from green paper, and a circle from yellow paper. Makes veins and dots on the leaves and circles respectively. Check the image shown for reference.
On the bottle first, paste 5 petals. Next, place the petals in between the previous petals and repeat the process again.
Next glue the yellow circle on top.
Glue the two leaves together like the picture and paste the lotus flower on it.
Your beautiful lotus craft is ready !
National Flag Wristband
- White Paper
- Orange colored paper
- Green colored paper
- Double Tape
- Blue Sketchpen
Steps to Make National Flag Wristband
Cut rectangular strips of white, orange, and green sheet as shown in the picture below.
Paste the orange and green paper using glue to make the Indian flag.
We pasted the Ashok chakra sticker in between. You can even draw the same.
Paste the double side tape on one side as shown in the picture.
Your tricolor wristband is ready!
DIY Mini Flag Hoist
- National Flag
- Punching Machine
- Paper Clips
Steps to Make DIY Flag Hoist
We made our own DIY flag hoist. First, draw and color the flag.
Next make holes on the top and bottom corner of the flag using a punching machine. Now put a rope through the holes. Now take a chopstick or wooden stick and 2 paper clips. If you have binder clamps use that instead of paper clips and a thick wooden chopstick to make the structure more sturdy. Put a paper clip on top and bottom of the chopstick as shown in the picture below.
Put the rope through the ends of the paper clips and tie it tightly. Your own tiny flag hoist is ready. Pull the rope up and down.
YouTube Resource on National Symbols of India
I have also shared few YouTube links about the National Symbols of India which I liked. These links are appropriate to teach kindergarten and grade 1 students about the National Symbols of India.
I have shared a complete list of the National Symbols of India.
List of National Symbols of India
|National Flag of India||Tricolor|
|National Animal of India||Bengal Tiger|
|National Bird of India||Peacock|
|National River of India||River Ganga|
|National Flower of India||Lotus|
|National Sport of India||Hockey|
|National Tree of India||Banyan Tree|
|National Fruit of India||Mango|
|National Reptile of India||King Cobra|
|National Aquatic Animal of India||River Dolphin|
|National Currency of India||Indian Rupee|
|National Anthem of India||Jana Gana Mana|
|National Song of India||Vande Mataram|
|National Emblem of India||Lion Capital of Ashoka at Sarnath|
|National Calendar of India||Saka Calendar|
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