HOW TO MAKE MOSES AND THE BURNING BUSH
TO MAKE THIS CRAFT YOU WILL NEED:
red and orange tissue paper, a toilet paper roll and a Styrofoam meat tray
HOW TO MAKE THE BUSH:
- Cut a circle from the meat tray about 2.5” (6.5cm). Flatten the circle slightly. Paint green.
- Punch holes in the circle with a pencil point.
- Cut out “flame” shapes from tissue paper (several layers thick). Pinch the ends together and stick through the holes. Follow the photograph to get the idea. You can slightly “fluff” the “flames” once they are inserted.
- TO MAKE THE TRUNK: Cut out about 1” (2.5cm) from the roll and paint it brown. To make the trunk narrower in diameter you can cut it apart in the middle and tape the overlapped edges together.
- Cut two slits on the sides of the “trunk” and insert the bush.
Make Deborah sitting under a 3-D palm tree! Very easy and fun to make! The palm tree can stand on its own.
- To make the 3-D palm tree, first start with a cardboard tube from a roll of aluminum foil.
- Cut it in half lengthwise and paint it brown.
- Cut out several palm leaves and glue to the tree as shown in the photograph.
- Some of the leaves at the very front are a bit smaller than the pattern.
- Copy the pattern for Deborah, colour and cut out. You are now finished your project!
THE RAVEN’S HAVEN: A Game
A fun game for small groups to see who can put the most food into the raven’s haven! The haven is his nest where he stores all kinds of bread and meat to bring to Elijah.
TO MAKE THE GAME:
First decorate the can as shown in the photograph.
Then, cut out small squares or circles (about 30 or so) of cardboard. On 1/3 of the squares write the name of a meat, (one word per square), on another 1/3 write the name of a bread and on the last 1/3 write the name of a non-food item, such as hippo, truck, elephant, moon etc.
ONE ONE SQUARE WRITE THE WORD Raven’s Haven. All the squares are then placed in the can.
Some suggestions for meat: sausage, bacon, pepperoni, veal, hamburgers, hot dogs, ham, turkey, chicken, pork etc.
Some suggestions for bread: croissant, bagel, baguette, cinnamon bread, raisin bread, rye bread, brown bread, dinner rolls etc.
HOW TO PLAY THE GAME:
- The first child shakes up the can and pours the squares onto a table in front of his place. ONLY the squares that land face up (with the word showing) count. The others are discarded into the “dump.”
- The child receives ONE POINT for each word which is either a bread or a meat. For each NON-meat or bread word the child DEDUCTS one point from his total score.
- The child who gets the word RAVEN’S HAVEN gets a bonus 3 points. The child adds up his total score. Then all the squares are placed back in the can.
- Now it is the next child’s turn: She shakes up the can and proceeds as the first child. And so on.
- Several rounds can be played.
- The object of the game is to see who can get the most “food” into Raven’s Haven! (the most points!)
Hannah sewed tiny coats for Samuel and would bring them to him when she visited him in the temple. Design your own coat for Samuel! Hannah is made from a craft-stick. Her arms are glued on to the the back of the stick.
To make Hannah’s hair copy the pattern from below titled ESTHER CRAFT PATTERNS. You can see the pattern for the hair on this page. Note that the forehead area is designated by a slit across the head. The hair is inserted through this slit onto the head and the hair is glued to the head at the back. NOTE: Hannah’s hair is not cut straight across the forehead—it is cut in a wavy pattern. You can design her hairstyle in any way you like!
The tiny coat is glued on to the figure’s hands.
Make Hannah and her baby Samuel from a craft-stick.
To make Hannah, paint the craft-stick according to the photograph. Cut out the arms and glue to the back of the stick.
Then cut out baby Samuel and draw his face—make him sleeping or smiling or maybe even yawning! Glue the arms around the baby as shown in the photograph.
Make the Elijah puppet from a craft-stick! Glue on his arms from the pattern below and add a beard and eyes.
To make his headpiece cut out fabric 6″(15cm) x 2″(5cm). Glue on the top of his head as shown in the photograph.
To make this raven (don’t you think this one is full of personality!) just cut out two circles, one smaller for the head and one larger for the body. To complete the raven just copy the photograph, adding a bill, googly eyes etc.
Make Elijah sleeping under the Broom Tree! The tree is made from the inner cardboard tube of a roll of aluminum foil. It is firmer than a tube of paper towels and is thus more sturdy and can stand up on its own.
To make the figure of Elijah print out the pattern, colour and cut out.
To make the tree use the cardboard inner tube of a roll of aluminum foil. Cut it in half lengthwise and paint it brown. To make the leaves cut out the pattern for the leaf several times on green paper. Cut into the palm leaves several times (see the photograph above). This makes it look more like a Broom tree! Glue the leaves to the tree as shown in the photograph. Now—you have Elijah sleeping under the Broom Tree!
Make Ruth from a craft-stick! Glue on her arms and add a tulle veil.
To make the arms, cut out the sleeve pattern and glue to the back of the craft-stick.
To make Ruth’s bouquet, cut out a small circle of cardboard. Pinch together tiny pieces of pink tissue paper and glue to the cardboard. Glue bouquet to the figure’s hand. Add a couple of green leaves to complete the bouquet.
To make the tulle veil gather together a length of tulle at the top with a long gathering stitch and pull tightly, making a strong knot on the end. Glue to the back of the head. Add rhinestones from the Dollar Store to complete the outfit.
A quick and easy Bible craft to make: Zacchaeus is a bottle cap! The tree trunk is the cardboard tube from a roll of paper towels. No gluing is necessary except for his beard and his eyes
Make the tree by tracing around a plastic lid from a large margarine container (or similar). Cut out the circle and paint it green. This one is 6″ (15cm) around.
To make the brown tree trunk, cut off a section of the cardboard tube from a roll of paper towels. This one is 7″(18cm). Paint it brown. Trim the “top” of the tree according to the photograph above. Slit the sides of the trunk and insert the tree. The tree should be able to stand alone.
To make Zacchaeus, paint a BOTTLECAP and glue on googly eyes and a beard. His hair can be painted on. Zacchaeus is now complete! To insert Zacchaeus into the tree, trace around the bottlecap and cut out the circle in the place on the tree where you want Zacchaeus to be. Zacchaeus should fit snugly into the cut-out circle. Hint: Make the circle SLIGHTLY smaller than the bottlecap so that it is a snug fit!
Note that the bottlecap is placed inside the circle which has been cut out of the tree.
JOSEPH AND HIS FIRST SIGHT OF THE WHALE!!!
The ocean is a section of a blue pool noodle:
- To make the whale copy the pattern below. Add a large googly eye.
- Make a slit in the pool noodle and insert the whale.
- Joseph’s face is made from a section of a craft stick (which is broken off and taped for safety). Add yarn hair and googly eyes and tape to the back of the whale.
- His arms(small rectangles with hands) are glued to the back.ps ). Don’t forget hands!