Boy’s Day Pencil Craft

Boy's Day Pencil CraftIt may be cinco de Mayo, but we celebrate Boy’s Day. This is a fun little craft you can do with the kids or give out as gifts.

What is boy’s day? Also known as children’s day, Boy’s Day is a Japanese holiday that takes placeĀ  on May 5th. It is a day set aside to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness.

On Boy’s Day (or Children’s Day), families raise the carp shaped wind-socks also known as koinobori. Koinobori are flown on a pole with one carp for the father, one for the mother, and one carp for each child.

Here I taped one koinobori to each pencil to give to the boy’s in 3rd grade. I will make these “colorable” koi available as a free download soon.

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