Paper Chain of Peace


The origami paper crane is a traditional symbol of peace.

Instructions on how to make them can be found with an internet search, or try some of these links:

For this activity, each family member can make a crane and transfer the words of one line from the Peace Prayer of St Francis onto the wings of the crane.  Alternatively, you may like to write the names of family and friends who have served in the armed forces.

  1. You can use origami paper, or print one of four patterns provided onto ordinary printer paper.
  2. When finished, bring your cranes to the family prayer space and together say the Peace prayer.
  3. Finish with some ANZAC biscuits.

Download Template Here

As featured in the April 2011 edition of CathFamily E-Magazine.

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