Making the Pakistan Flag with the children is a great way to have a conversation about the colours, history and design of the flag. The Pakistan flag is one of the most beautiful in the world and quite simple to draw. Children can be encouraged to copy, trace and then create the design. Sharing 5 ways to make the Pakistan flag in this post through fun crafts.
Before I start I want to give the disclaimer that for me crafting is more about self-expression for the child than conformity. None of these flags is therefore “perfect”. However my six-year-old and I had a great time making them. She learnt many concepts in the process such as why is the flag green and white, what does the crescent and the star signify and why proportions are important. I would encourage you to read these steps but follow your child’s lead. If they have fun crafting and making these flags, the activity will leave ever-lasting positive effects on their minds.
Also while you make the flags teach your children how the Pakistan flag needs to be respected and to take care of it always.
Paper Plate Pakistan Flag
Supplies needed: glue, Qtips (to apply the glue), scissors, white/silver paper, silver pipe cleaners, green paper plate.
How to: Cut a semi-circle shape on the white paper and paste on the side of the paper plate. Cut the pipe cleaner in half and twist in a crescent shape and paste on the plate. Now cut a star shape on the silver/white paper and paste on the plate.
Paper Pakistan Flag
These are quite simple to make and there are two ways to make them. One through coloring and the other through cutting/pasting.
Supplies needed: glue, Qtips (to apply the glue), scissors, green crayon, craft/popsicle stick, white paper.
How to: cut a long rectangular strip of paper and now fold in half side ways. Draw the crescent and star and leave space for the white portion of the flag. Now fill in with green color. Place a craft stick in the fold of the paper and glue the paper to the stick along with gluing both sides of the paper.
Supplies needed: glue, Qtips (to apply the glue), scissors, green crayon, craft/popsicle stick, white paper, green paper, silver paper (or aluminium foil).
How to: cut a long rectangular strip of the green paper and now fold in half side ways. Cut a rectangular piece of white paper and paste on the left side. Now draw a crescent and star shape on the white paper and cut it out. Paste on the flag. You can also use the silver paper. Place a craft stick in the fold of the paper and glue the paper to the stick along with gluing both sides of the paper.
Straw Pakistan Flag
Supplies needed: glue, Qtips (to apply the glue), scissors, green paper, white paper, straw.
How to: cut a long narrow strip of the green paper and fold in half side ways. Place the straw in the fold of the paper and glue together (you can also use green washi tape in place of the green paper). Now cut a small rectangular, crescent and star shape on the white paper and glue on the green paper to make the Pakistan flag.
Balloon Pakistan Flag
If you live in Pakistan, than you really don’t need to make this and can buy this from the market. However if you live outside of the country, like me, you can make the Pakistan Flag balloon that can be used in decorations.
Supplies: Green balloon, glue, Qtips (to apply the glue), white/silver paper.
How to: Cut rectangular, silver and crescent shapes on the white paper. How glue on the balloon!
Hope you enjoyed these different ways to make the Pakistan flag! Happy 70th Independence Day!