How to make a Chinese Buddha Statue – China projects

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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

By | 2017-06-09T12:32:33+00:00 June 9th, 2017|China, Crafts, Religion|0 Comments
Cite this page: Carr, K.E. How to make a Chinese Buddha Statue – China projects. Study Guides, June 9, 2017. Web. January 22, 2018.

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Karen Carr
Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.

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