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SHEEP COOKIE

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SHEEP COOKIE

  1. Use any oval-shaped cookie (such as an Arrowroot).
  2. Frost with vanilla icing.
  3. Cover the surface with mini-marshmallows.
  4. The head and legs of the lamb are made from “licorice babies” candy.
  5. To form the legs, cut off strips from the licorice and “glue” to the cookie with icing.
  6. To form the face, roll out a licorice baby candy with a rolling pin until it is flat. Cut out a face shape and glue to the head with icing.
  7. To form eyes, cut out small pieces from a mini-marshmallow and glue to the face with frosting. Finish the eyes by adding on tiny bits of the black licorice.

 

QUEEN ESTHER PAPER DOLLS IN ALTOID TIN


ALTOID TIN QUEEN ESTHER PAPER DOLLS

This makes a great travel toy for children.

  1. Copy the patterns provided and cut out on cardstock and coloured paper.
  2. Place sticky-backed magnetic tape on the back of the cutouts.
  3. Children will have fun designing their own dresses for Queen Esther. These can be made from scrapbook paper, gift-wrap, construction paper, or fabric.

 

 

PEANUT CONE ESTHER

 

QUEEN ESTHER PEANUT CONE FIGURE

A very fun and quick-to-make figure of Queen Esther: Her face is a peanut! Her robe is a semi-circle which is formed into a cone shape.

  1. Paint a peanut skin colour (or leave the peanut in its own natural colour). In the case of peanut allergies, you can substitute a wooden spoon. The peanut forms the head of the figure. Add facial features  and yarn hair.
  2. Copy the pattern for the robe, cut out and trace onto construction or scrapbook paper.
  3. Form it into a cone shape and glue to the neck of the peanut “head” with the seam at the back. Glue the back edges of the robe together.
  4. Cut the stole from a strip of felt 7” (17.5 cm) x 1” (2.5 cm). Glue to the top of the head.
  5. Make the crown from yellow paper. Add sparkly trims and glue to the head.

 

 

QUEEN ESTHER STAND-UP FIGURE

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STAND-UP FIGURE OF QUEEN ESTHER:

  1. Copy the pattern of Queen Esther on cardstock. Patterns are provided to make either a picture to colour or a collage.
  2. The arm is cut out separately.
  3. A paper fastener enables to arm to be moved up or down.
  4. To make a collage, cut out all the pattern pieces and assemble according to the photograph: the hair is glued to the head, then this is glued to the back of the robe. The arm is attached by means of the paper fastener. A crown adds a finishing touch. The hand is glued to the back of the sleeve.

 

TO MAKE A STAND FOR A STAND-UP FIGURE:

  1. Cut a piece of cardboard (a cereal box will work fine) approximately 1.4” (3 cm) x 7” (19cm).
  2. Draw a line 2” (5 cm) from the bottom edge of the cardboard strip.
  3. Fold this edge and bend it back.
  4. Glue or tape the back of the strip to the figure. The 2” section is not glued. It stands on the table and enables the figure to stand up.
  5. NOTE: These measurements are flexible. Change them to suit the size and height of your figure.

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BOOKMARK OF QUEEN ESTHER

This bookmark is made from the wooden people dolls that are available in craftstores. To make the bookmark you have to use the boy doll—his arms are longer! Paint the face, hands and clothing and add a crown for Queen Esther! The crown is made from a sparkly pipe cleaner.

 

 

CASTLE

 

The castle is a fun and easy craft to make—and, every queen needs her own castle!

  1. Glue together a combination of toilet paper and paper towel rolls in varying heights. Cut “turrets” in some of them. Paint the castle.
  2. To make the “cones” on the castle, cut a 3″(8cm) circle of coloured paper and cut a pie-shaped wedge out of it. Shape the circle into a cone and tape the sides together. Glue to the castle as shown in the photograph.
  3. Add  a door, windows and flagpole.

RED THEATRE MADE FROM A KLEENEX BOX

PUPPET THEATRE: The theatre is made from a tissue box that has an oval opening

 

  1. Make the decoration on top of the theatre from cardboard. Trace out on cardboard, cut out and paint to match the theatre. Fold it back on the dotted line and glue this folded edge to the  front edge of the box as shown in the photograph.
  2. Paint the theatre. The brighter the better! Paint the inside a contrasting colour.
  3. Add fabric curtains, buttons and painted Ditali pasta for decorations (small tubular shaped pasta).
  4. To enable the puppets to “move” cut a slit in the “floor” of the theatre and the puppets can move back and forth through the slit.

 

TOOTHPICK PUPPETS OF ESTHER AND MORDECAI

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These puppets are made from peanuts and toothpicks.

TOOTHPICK ESTHER AND MORDECAI PUPPETS:

  1. Paint peanut flesh colour. In case of peanut allergies, substitute a wooden ice cream spoon. Add facial features with a felt pen and yarn for hair or beard. You can also leave the peanut unpainted if you wish.
  2. Glue a scrap of fabric around the figure, stapling a “pleat” to the front of the robe as shown in the photo.
  3. Form a finger toothpick holder by making a small hole at the bottom of the peanut; add glue to the hole, then insert the toothpick.
  4. Add yarn hair, beard, and a yellow paper crown to the queen!
  5. For younger children you might want to break off the sharp tip of one end of the toothpick for safety reasons. A slight sanding with an emery board or sandpaper would smooth the rough edges.

KING XERXES STAND-UP FIGURE

 

STAND-UP FIGURE OF KING XERXES:

 

 

  1. Copy the pattern of King Xerxes on cardstock or paper. Colour and cut out.
  2. The arm is cut out separately.
  3. A paper fastener is inserted so that the arm can be moved up and down.
  4. There are two versions for this craft: You can make a colouring picture from the pattern below or older children might want to make a collage design. For the collage, cut out all of the pattern pieces pictured below. First glue the face behind the beard, then glue both to the robe. The arm is fastened to the body by means of a paper fastener. Add a crown and trim to the robe. Add a cardboard stand so that your figure can stand up!

TO MAKE A STAND FOR A STAND-UP FIGURE:

  1. Cut a piece of cardboard (a cereal box will work fine) approximately 1.4” (3 cm) x 7” (19cm).
  2. Draw a line 2” (5 cm) from the bottom edge of the cardboard strip.
  3. Fold this edge and bend it back.
  4. Glue or tape the back of the strip to the figure. The 2” lower section is not glued. It is placed on the table and enables the figure to stand up. See the photo at the bottom of this page for further explanation.
  5. NOTE: These measurements are flexible. Change them to suit the size and height of your figure.

NOTE: The stand for King Xerxes should be made wider at the bottom to accomodate his feet. See the photograph for details.

 

MORDECAI IN THE BED

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An easy, fun craft to do. And no sewing involved whatsoever!

MORDECAI IN THE BED:

  1. The bed can be a matchbox or any small box, painted brown.
  2. For the bedstead cut out a cardboard or paper rectangle to fit your box. Curve the ends of the rectangle according to the photograph. Paint it brown.
  3. Glue the bedstead to the bed.
  4. Add glue to the inside bottom of the bed. Fill the bed half-full with fiberfill.

TO MAKE THE BEDDING:

  1. Cut a piece of fabric 4.5” (11.5cm) x 8” (20.5 cm) to make the comforter.
  2. Fold in the raw edges on all sides, making a narrow hem. Glue them down.
  3. Fold the fabric in half. Place fiberfill on one half.
  4. Glue all the edges together. Tuck the comforter into the bed on top of the fiberfill.
  5. The pillow is made in the same way from fabric 3” (7.5 cm) x 3.5” (9 cm)

TO MAKE MORDECAI:

  1. For Mordecai’s robe cut  felt 2.5” (6.5 cm) x 1.5” (3.5 cm)
  2. Insert a mini craft stick into a 1” (2.5 cm) styrofoam ball. This will be the head.
  3. Cut a 2”( 5 cm) square of panti-hose or nylon stocking and stretch it tightly around the styrofoam ball.
  4. Secure tightly around the “neck” with a pipe cleaner or wire. Trim off the excess fabric and wire.
  5. Glue the scrap of felt around the body. Make a stapled “pleat” in the centre.
  6. Add googly eyes and a beard. The beard can be made from yarn or from “roving” (unspun wool available in some yarn shops or on the Internet).IMG_0669 - Copy (2) IMG_0671
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