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JOSEPH AND HIS NEW COAT: Stencil pattern

Have fun with a stack of old magazines and create a new coat for Joseph! A stencil placed over the pictures provides a neat coat for Joseph. Place the stencil over the second page (which is covered with glued-on magazine cutouts), glue in place and…

Voila! Now you have a NEW COAT FOR JOSEPH!

 

NOAH’S ARK: made with a paper plate and a bowl!

A simple craft made from a paper plate and a paper bowl! The ark is made from a cut-off paper bowl. This would be a cute plaque to hang on a wall! The ark moves in the waves–by means of a paper fastener in the centre.

This craft is made from a paper plate and soup bowl!

HOW TO MAKE THE NOAH’S ARK CRAFT:

Cut off the top part of the paper bowl as shown in the photo. Paint it brown and paint the paper plate blue. Adhere a paper fastener to the bowl so that the “ark” can move in the “water.”

Trace the patterns from below to finish the ark, the giraffe and the elephant. Glue them on to the ark.

PSALM 104: HE MAKES THE GRASS FOR THE COWS

The cow is made with clothespin legs! This craft shows the Providence of God—that even the cattle are well taken care of! Psalm 104. Children can make this adorable wall plaque to hang on their wall. Cattle are featured in many Bible stories!!

Make the cow from the pattern below by painting the cow and “legs” as shown in the photograph. The legs clip on to the cow. The fence is made from mini-crafts sticks, glued together. Glue the cow to a paper plate and it makes a dandy wall plaque. A piece of kitchen sponge glued to the back of the cow gives a 3-D look to the picture. It makes the cow stand out! You can add a ribbon if you like and some “shredded” paper to serve as grass.

 

SCALING A WALL: Psalm 18:29

The girl’s face is made from a plastic spoon and her toque is the fingertip of a glove. The grassy knoll is a section of a pool noodle which is painted green. The wall is made from popsicle sticks. THIS IS A VERY QUICK AND EASY CRAFT TO MAKE! A great craft to always remember “WITH GOD’S HELP I CAN EVEN SCALE A WALL!”

The back of the scene looks like this!

  1. Paint the “face” of the spoon. Make two braids and glue to the side of the head. Add googly eyes and add a toque made from a cut-off fingertip from a glove.
  2. The wall is made from popsicle sticks: Glue the sticks horizontally to two vertical sticks as shown in the photo. Paint the wall.
  3. Paint a section of the pool noodle green.
  4. Insert the spoon into the pool noodle as shown in the photo. Have the head protrude above the wall. Glue on hands from the back, having them extend over the wall at the front.
  5. Insert the wall into the pool noodle.

MOSES: FINGER PUPPET AND COMMANDMENTS

THIS IS A VERY EASY-TO-MAKE PUPPET!

OF COURSE MOSES HAD TWO COMMANDMENTS, but for photographic purposes, we used only one commandment! (It looked better that way!) You can glue the felt commandment to the robe if you wish.

The puppet’s head is made from the fingertip of a glove which is stuffed with polyester stuffing and inserted into a cardboard tube, sized to fit the child’s finger. The entire puppet can be glued except for the gathering of the neckline which must be sewn. Follow the photo instructions to make the puppet.

TO MAKE THE FELT MOTIF: Cut 2 layers of felt from the pattern. Glue the edges together after inserting a small amount of polyester stuffing. Add details from small felt pieces or felt pen.

TO MAKE THE HEAD-PIECE: Cut felt or fleece 7″(18cm) x 2″(5cm). Arrange the shawl on the puppet’s head according to the photo. Secure with a pipecleaner around the crown of the head.

TO MAKE THE ROBE: Cut out fabric 5.5″(14cm) x 3″(7.5cm) for the SLEEVE and 8″(20cm) x 4.5″(11cm) for the ROBE. All the hems can be glued or sewn, whichever you wish. As you can see from the photo there is only one sleeve and it is glued or sewn to the middle of the back of the robe. Generous hems are allowed for the robe. Fold over the neckline hem (no sewing or gluing) before gathering by hand-stitching.

 

YOU BEGIN BY CUTTING OFF THE FINGERTIP OF A GLOVE! This forms the head of the puppet.

 

A PIPECLEANER, GLUED TO THE MIDDLE OF THE SLEEVE, MAKES THE ARMS BENDABLE. Don’t forget to add tiny felt hands! They are glued to the inside of the sleeve before the 2 long sides are glued together.

You can use yarn to make hair or a beard.

JONAH AND THE WHALE: finger puppet

 

THIS IS A VERY EASY-TO-MAKE PUPPET!

The entire puppet can be glued except for the gathering of the neckline which must be sewed.

The puppet’s head is made from the fingertip of a glove which is stuffed with polyester stuffing. Follow the photo instructions to make the puppet.

TO MAKE THE FELT MOTIF: cut 2 layers of felt from the desired pattern. Glue the edges together after inserting a small amount of polyester stuffing. Add details with felt or felt pen. The motif is attached to the glove by means of Velcro.

TO MAKE THE HEAD SHAWL: Cut felt or fleece 7″(18cm) x 2″(5cm). Arrange the shawl on the puppet’s head according to the photo. Secure with a piece of a pipc cleaner around the crown of the head.

TO MAKE THE ROBE: Cut out fabric 5.5″(14cm) x 3″(7.5cm) for the SLEEVE and 8″(20cm) x 4.5″(11cm) for the ROBE. All the hems can be glued or sewn. If you don’t sew glue works fine! As you can see from the photo, there is only one long sleeve and it is glued (or sewn)to the back of the robe.

 

YOU BEGIN BY CUTTING OFF THE FINGERTIP OF THE GLOVE! This will form the head of the puppet.

 

 

A PIPECLEANER, GLUED ALONG THE MIDDLE OF THE SLEEVE, makes the arm bendable!

The arms can be glued to the back of the robe instead of sewn. Don’t forget to add tiny felt hands! The seam of the robe can also be glued. The entire arm can be glued as shown in the photograph. The child first puts on a glove and then inserts the puppet onto the glove. The cardboard tube serves as a finger holder. It is also the body of the puppet! Yarn can be used to form the hair or the beard of the puppet.

 

 

MRS. NOAH:

Mrs. Noah is made from a plastic spoon. Don’t you like her dress with the smart pleat in the front? It gives a nice, tailored look. The dress is made in two pieces which are glued together on the doll. She is one happy lady to have come through the flood in one piece! And don’t forget to make Florence, Mrs. Noah’s beloved cat!

Mrs. Noah is made from a plastic spoon!

  1. Make her two-piece dress from the pattern below:
  2. Cut out the patterns. Make a vertical pleat down the centre of the skirt part.
  3. Make small hands and glue to the back of the sleeves.
  4. Glue the skirt to the bodice.
  5. Paint the “face” of the spoon. Paint on the hair. Add a paper “bun” to complete the hair-do.
  6. Glue the dress to the face as shown in the photograph.

 

 

O HOLY NIGHT: CRECHE

 

The crib is made from an egg carton cup which is adorned with yellow paper strips. Jesus is made from a peanut or a small stone (which is glued to a wad of cotton batting). The infant is wrapped in white felt or fleece.

JOSEPH: Spoon Doll Puppet

Joseph’s robe is glued on to the spoon. Note the vertical pleat down the centre! This gives the robe a smart, tailored look and is so easy to do!

TO MAKE THE SPOON PUPPET:

  1. Paint the head of the spoon in a skin colour.
  2. Print out the robe, colour and cut out.
  3.  Crease the front, lengthwise, to form a pleat. This adds some texture and dimension to the garment.
  4. Glue the robe to the head of the figure slightly above the chin level.
  5. Add facial features and a yarn beard.

TO MAKE THE HEAD-PIECE:

Cut out fabric 2″ (5cm) x 8″ (20cm). Fold in half lengthwise. The folded part should face the front and the raw        edge should face the back. Glue the head-piece to the crown of the head as shown in the photo. Tie a pipe cleaner around the head.