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HANNAH AND HER BABY SAMUEL

Make a puppet of 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.

 

ELIJAH AND THE RAVEN

 

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.

 

ELIJAH ASLEEP UNDER THE BROOM TREE

Make Elijah sleeping under the Broom Tree! The tree trunk is made from the cardboard tube from 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 below, colour and cut out.

TO MAKE THE PALM TREE:

Cut cardboard roll in half lengthwise and paint it brown. To make the leaves cut out the pattern (below) for the leaf several times on green paper. Cut into the palm leaves several times (see the photograph above) to make a fringe effect. 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUTH MARRIES BOAZ

Make a Ruth puppet 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 you will need a length of tulle about 20″(51cm). Gather it all along 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.

 

ZACCHAEUS IN THE TREE

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) in length. Paint it brown. Cut a notch or two in the “top” of the trunk according to the photograph above. Make a slit in both 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 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!

 

 

This is the back of the tree. Note that the bottlecap (the head of Zacchaeus) is inserted into the hole which is cut according to the size of the bottlecap.

JONAH AND THE WHALE (pool noodle ocean)

JOSEPH AND HIS FIRST SIGHT OF THE WHALE!!!

The ocean is a section of a blue pool noodle: It makes a great stand for the whale!

  1. To make the whale copy the pattern below. Add a large googly eye.
  2. Make a slit in the pool noodle and insert the whale.
  3. Joseph’s face is made from a circle. Add yarn hair and googly eyes and tape to the back of the whale.
  4. His arms(small rectangles with hands) are glued to the back.ps   ). Don’t forget hands!

ESTHER TWO: PAPER DOLLS IN ALTOID TIN

QUEEN ESTHER PAPER DOLLS: A great travel toy! Place magnetic tape on the back of the figure. Make a wardrobe for Queen Esther! Add tabs to the dresses to clip to the figure of the Queen. Have fun designing a crown for her!

QUEEN ESTHER PAPER DOLL PATTERN:

 

BABY MOSES IN EGG CARTON BASKET

The creche is made from an egg carton cup. The “straw” is made from cut-up paper strips. The head is a peanut! The baby is wrapped in white felt.

AARON FINGER PUPPET

This finger puppet is very easy and quick to make! Just follow the photo directions. His head is made from the finger-tip of a glove and a cardboard tube, the size of the child’s finger, forms the body of the puppet. Best of all—all of it can be glued except for the neckline which is gathered together with a running stitch. Glue on yarn for hair. I used unspun wool for this puppet.

A very fun and quick finger puppet to make! Of Aaron—MOSES’ BROTHER! THE ENTIRE PUPPET CAN BE GLUED except for the neckline which must be hand-gathered with a double thread. The sleeves are in one piece and are glued on to the back of the robe. The finger-tip of a beige glove forms the head. Follow the easy photo directions below. The headpiece is made from a piece of felt 7″ (18cm) x 2″ (5 cm.). Glue to the head as shown in the photo. Tie a pipe cleaner around the crown of the head.