We used a wooden spoon based craft for the bible story about Jesus healing a man who had leprosy. You can read the story in Matthew 8.
The children drew a sad face one side of the spoon and a happy face the other. We used kitchen roll for the clothes – a fairly good quality brand that the children could decorate with felt pens. The arms and belt are pipe cleaners. Use a slighty longer pipe cleaner for the arms.
To make –
Draw the faces on the spoon and write name on the spoon handle
Colour/decorate the square of kitchen roll – I cut the kitchen roll squares into quarters which made them just the right size for our small wooden spoons. Once coloured fold the quarter in half and then in half again and make a small cut on the fold. Slide the spoon through this and then add the arms. Finally add the belt.
This basic idea can be used for retelling lots of Bible stories. Large wooden spoons make great puppets too. Have a look at this idea here.
Do you remember our HBC scenery? We bought the picture for the scenery from http://www.creativeforkids.com and so we were able to use the picture of a Bible time scene in miniature to make a craft.
The base is a square paper plate. The house is a rectangle block of wood painted with emulsion. Tissue paper makes the grass/sand.
In October half term our church is running a Holiday Bible Club. This scene is part of the decorations for the hall.
It is made using a template bought from www.creativeforkids.com. It’s a download. You need to photocopy the scene onto acetate ready to enlarge. We used an OHP (so glad we kept it!) to enlarge the picture onto material, drew the outline and then painted the picture with poster paint. In between the drawing and painting I hemmed the top to make it possible to slide a curtain rail through so we can attach the whole thing to the wall. There is just one thing to keep in mind if you want to have a go yourself – you need a lot of space and make sure you cover the floor with plastic so that if the paint seeps through it won’t matter! Finally, I am so glad that we finished this 🙂
We’ve had a great summer of BibleZone clubs and Holiday Bible Clubs. It seems to have flown by. It’s back to school tomorrow for half the family. The other half are catching up on admin and getting their heads around term time toddler groups and after school clubs and school assemblies..
The only reason to think it’s summer here in London is that the children aren’t at school! The weather is far from summery 😦
However, our outdoor clubs – ‘BibleZone’ and our indoor clubs – ‘BibleZone Build’ have been great. Here’s a few photos of what’s been happening…
We are getting ready for a HBC – these three crafts fit our sport theme. The paper bags, trophy and flag are all from ‘the little crafty bugs company’. The template for the paper bag runner puppet (it cost $4 ) is from ‘teachers pay teachers’.
To decorate each craft we’ve got googly eyes, wool, crayons, cake cases, tissue paper, stickers, pens and crayons…
I’ve made a baby Moses paper plate craft before but wanted something a little simpler for our Holiday Bible Club as we don’t have a lot of time per age group. So this time there was no drawing round hands and the paper plate is a square plate.
To prepare I pre cut a slit in each square plate, prepared a piece of green card the right size to slot into the slit and printed lots of baby Moses’s and basket lids.
The children needed to cut the green card to make reeds, slot into the plate (a leader then used cellotape to secure the green card under the plate), mould a plasticine basket and place a coloured in Moses inside. The plate was decorated with blue and white tissue paper. A label was added ‘God kept Moses safe’ by ________.
You could use air drying clay but the plasticine was pretty much mess free. There is a softer version for young children.
Moses has a sad face because he was crying when the basket was opened.
Square blue paper plates are from Amazon
Plasticine also from Amazon and also Hobbycraft and WHSmith.
Two free downloads of the baby Moses and lids for the baskets Baby Moses (x 24) Baby Moses Basket Lid (x 12)