Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Korean Craft: Make a Traditional Sam Taeguk Fan
The Sam Taeguk symbol is found on traditional Korean fans. It is a variation of the Taeguk symbol found on the Korean national flag. The Taeguk is comprised of two colors, red and blue. The red represents heaven and the blue represents earth. The symbol represents harmony similar to a yin yang symbol. The Sam Taeguk includes yellow to represent humanity. The Sam Taegeuk also appeared in the official logo of the 1988 Summer Olympics.
To make your own Sam Taeguk Fan, you can follow these directions below.
For more Korean crafts for kids, check out the end of this article!
Paint (blue, yellow and red)
Template for the fan (click here for the Sam Taeguk template.
Print out the template and cut it out. Let the kids paint the template with yellow, red and blue paints. Once dry, glue a popsicle stick to the back, and there you have it—your very own traditional Korean fan!
Submitted by Mama King over at the kid’s crafting website, Four Kings.
If you are looking for more Korean crafts, check out these:
Make a sogo drum–a “lollipop”-shaped drum often used by children in Korea
Make a Lotus Lantern
Need a fun Korean-themed book for kids?
Check out Bee Bim Bop.
Need a kid-friendly Korean recipe?
Check out this simple recipe for Hoddeok
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