The cockade was a symbol of the Jacobite cause, and was based on the white rose emblem of the Stuart dynasty. Gentlemen would wear the cockade on their bonnets, and ladies might wear one in their hair or attached to their dresses.
Here are instructions on how to make your very own. You will need:
- 17 strips of white paper. We made it with strips 2cm x 10 1/2cm (half the width of a piece of A4 paper).
- 1 square of cardboard approx 3cm square.
1. Glue the edges of four strips of paper on to the four edges of the cardboard square.
3. Now repeat steps 1 and 2, but this time glue the strips across the corners of the cardboard square.
This craft activity is part of our Jacobites workshop, suitable for P4-7. If you would like to book your class in to do this workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01227 273047 or 01224 273048.
If you’ve used our instructions to make a white cockade, we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment on this post.