A few weeks ago we had Bru Bellew visit us in class and show off some of the Bellew Family history. Most impressive of all were the flags that he brought in.
These are the flags from the Bellew family showing their Coat-of-Arms. We also got to try out some old uniforms from the English army!
We enjoyed the Flags and Coat-of-Arms so much we decided to make our own.
First we cut out our shield shapes out of card.
Next we papier mached the shields to create a nice surface to paint on. We mixed PVA glue and water to make a runny paste and used this to stick old scraps of paper all over the shields.
After that we had to paint a white undercoat so that none of the writing on the paper could be seen.
Next we painted on our base coat of paint. These would be the main colours of our Coat-of-Arms. We picked these colours based on their heraldic meaning and what we wanted our Coat-of-Arms to represent.
Finally we painted on our Heraldic symbols, these were chosen because they have a special meaning to us.
At last after all our hard work they were finally finished and ready to show off!