Peace and Harmony Quilt

  • History & Social Studies
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 1-3

A peace quilt makes a great group craft for the classroom!


  • 25 Pack Assorted Paint Brushes
  • Rainbow Fuzzy Sticks
  • Washable Paint Jars
  • Hole Punch
  • Pencil
  • 6x6 squares of Card-stock Paper
  • Ruler
  • Scissors


Step 1. Gather your supplies



Step 2.


Take (1) 6″x6″ square and measure in 1/2 an inch from each side.


Step 3.


Use a hole puncher and punch (4) holes as shown.


Step 4.


Measure 1/4 an inch from each hole and punch (4) more holes for a total of (8) holes. Tip use one square as a template to trace and punch holes in all of your additional squares.


Step 5.


Draw and then paint your square reflecting the theme, “Peace Is…” Tip: allow each child to interpret this theme as they imagine it.


Step 6.


Cut Fuzzy Sticks to 2 inches each. Cut enough Fuzzy Sticks so that each square has a total of (4) Fuzzy Sticks to attach it to an adjacent square.


Step 7.


You will need to thread the Fuzzy Stick pieces through the left and bottom holes of the quilt squares. Thread the Fuzzy Stick through the hole, bend and wrap 1/4 inch around the part you just threaded through. For a decorative accent add (2) Pony Beads to each Fuzzy Stick.


Step 8.


To attach the squares, place (2) squares next to each other and thread the Fuzzy Stick pieces through the holes. Make sure to wind the ends of the Fuzzy Stick around itself to secure the position.


Step 9.


Continue to attach the quilt squares until you have completed your quilt.


Step 10.


For the top of the quilt, take a Fuzzy Stick and loop it through the top (2) holes on a square. Pinch the back of the Fuzzy Stick to the back of the loop. Repeat for all top squares to create hangers.



Craft a group project that showcases everyone’s vision of peace in and out of the classroom!  

  • A Piece of Peace: What does peace look like to you? Start a discussion with the class to brainstorm ideas — then, challenge your students to draw their visions on paper squares!
  • Write About Peace: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote about peace in his “I Have a Dream” speech as a way to inspire and empower others. After crafting the quilt, use it as a visual prompt for your students to write a poem or short essay about peace!

The United States celebrates Black History Month every February to honor the men and women who fought for their rights to freedom, justice, and peace in America. What famous African-American scientists, inventors, artists, and politicians can you honor?