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Gold Buddha statue in a box

A Buddha statue made by kids at Laurelhurst School, Portland Oregon

Many people in China after about 500 AD prayed to Buddha as a god. Buddhists often made gold statues of the Buddha. You can make your own gold statue of the Buddha by making a clay statue, letting it dry, and then painting it with gold paint.

Other activities:

* Paper-making
* Making a compass
More China projects

Bibliography and further reading about Buddhism:

Buddhism in India
Learn by Doing – Buddhism Projects

Zen Buddhism
A project to make a gold Buddha statue
Chinese religion home