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…