Weaving Craft

This is a great activity for an after school club for children aged 4-plus. It needs a bit of prep but is well worth the effort. We made these at our children’s club – everyone joined in – lots of concentration! Paper plate (cut the petals – we have 11. It’s best to have an… Read More Weaving Craft

Paper Plate Fish Craft

Cut out a triangle from the plate to make the mouth. Use the triangle for the fish tail. Attach this with glue or staple. (The stapling needs to be done by an adult) Glue lots of shiny paper to the fish. We used a variety including cellophane, tissue paper with a glittery finish, shimmer paper… Read More Paper Plate Fish Craft

Jesus is Alive! Craft

This is the same idea as the Easter Stained Glass . This time we have an empty tomb cut from black card and a stone. If you can have a bright tissue paper colour behind the empty tomb it will really glow when you put the craft at a sunlit window. Click on the link… Read More Jesus is Alive! Craft

Easter Stained Glass

How to make your own Easter Stained Glass picture You will need Black paper plate Tacky back Tissue paper in bright colours Cross cut from the plate centre or black paper Glue To make Cut out the centre of the plate (use this to make the cross) Add the tacky back – you need the… Read More Easter Stained Glass

Easter Story Paper Plate Craft

Paper plates are just so great for craft ideas (and can be used as storytelling props too) This simple paper plate idea can be used as both. The craft is for a child and adult to make together while talking about the Easter Story. You need – paper plate, tissue paper or similar in green… Read More Easter Story Paper Plate Craft

How to make a shepherd

You can print the above by clicking on download…

Easter Garden to make at home

Easter or Resurrection Gardens are a great way to celebrate Easter. They are a reminder of the Easter story and are fun to make. Traditionally they would be made using soil, moss, flowers etc but this version is made entirely from paper and card – if you haven’t got easy access to soil and plants… Read More Easter Garden to make at home

On the Way to Easter…Mary

The story is from John 12:1-8 Jesus had almost arrived at Jerusalem! He had travelled a long way. How lovely that he was able to go to his friends house. Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha were good friends of Jesus. They wanted to do something special for him so they had a dinner… Read More On the Way to Easter…Mary

God made the stars spiral

This is exactly the same basic idea as the blossom spiral that I posted about here https://lettheirlightshine.com/2020/02/20/spring-is-coming/ Instead of blossom I’ve used tissue paper for the sky – you could use anything blue including paint or crayon. But the lovely thing about tissue paper is that I’ve made the strips long so they hang down… Read More God made the stars spiral

Spring is coming!

Where I live there is already blossom on the trees! So next week at toddler group our craft will be on a spring theme. We are going to be making some spring blossom spirals. There is some prep for me to do beforehand but not too much. The paper plates will need to be cut… Read More Spring is coming!