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Algeria Project: Canvas Work

This is the large canvas we worked on as a family, designed to represent our family roots (on my husband’s side).

We started off with a few layers of paint to colour the two sides of the flag, green and white. The white represents peace, and the green represents the beautiful and productive land. Once it was dry we painted on the red star and crescent moon which represents the religion of Islam which is considered to be the national religion. The colour red represents the blood of the Mujahideen who fought against France for the Independence of Algeria from 1954-1962.

Next I got the kids to dip their right hands in paint and print onto the four corners of the canvas. Then my husband painted their names in Arabic underneath. Finally when everything was dry, I went around the edge of the hand prints and the edges of the names with coloured glitter glue.


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