This is a simple and fun Korean craft to make with your kids. 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 symbolizes heaven and the blue represents earth. The Sam Taeguk also includes yellow to symbolize humanity. The symbol represents harmony similar to a yin yang symbol. One fun fact is that the Sam Taegeuk was also part of the official logo of the 1988 Summer Olympics.
To make your own Sam Taeguk Fan, you can follow these directions below.
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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.
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