You can make your own personal Peace Tree and it's pretty simple. Just go outside with your teacher or parent and collect some small branches from trees that are in your yard. Try to find some branches that have several stems. Then remove all the leaves and mount two to three of the branches in a 2" x 2" mound of plastecine right next to each other, so that you create your own mini Peace Tree. You can make the plastecine into the shape of a cube. That's it and you are ready to decorate your peace tree.
Now you have to do some research in the library and on the internet to find out symbols from all the different faiths and cultures, and peace symbols from around the world. The best way to create the decorations is by cutting and pasting colourful construction paper like in the examples below. Here are some ideas of religious symbols you can hang on your Peace Tree:
Every year on March 14th, you can add more and more decorations on your Peace Tree and add new branches if you want your tree to keep growing. It will be a beautiful way to celebrate peace in our world. Please send us a picture of your Peace tree to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your age, your city and the country that you're from and we will select the top five Peace Trees every year to post on our site. Also, add one sentence with your photo that shares your vision of peace with all of us. Enjoy, learn, and celebrate diversity and peace together on Peace Tree Day!