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PHARAOH: PAPER DOLL

An easy-to-make young Pharaoh!

Use a “wooden-people” doll, widely and inexpensively available in craft stores, or make your own. The robe and head-piece are glued on.  Or: You can make several outfits and use Velcro dots to “glue” them on to the boy.

Print out the patterns of the boy, the robe and the headpiece. The boy pattern should be printed out on card stock. Colour and cut out. The clothing can be glued on to the figure or more than one outfit could be made and Velcro dots can be used to “glue” the garments to the figure. (Note: as is evident these patterns are used for other crafts as well!)

QUEEN ESTHER SPOON DOLL

QUEEN ESTHER SPOON DOLL PUPPET
Queen Esther is made from a plastic spoon. Just print out the dress and glue onto the spoon. You might want to make more than one dress—in that case glue on Velcro dots to the doll and the dress to change outfits. You might even want to have a CONTEST: “DESIGN A GOWN FOR QUEEN ESTHER!”

 

 

HOW TO MAKE THE PUPPET:
1. Paint the face of the spoon. Add eyes and a mouth. Glue on yarn hair. You can also paint on the hair. Add hands.
2. Print out the dress pattern. Colour, cut out and add buttons, bows, and trims of your choice. Add a crown.

 

PHARAOH AS A YOUNG BOY

An easy-to-make young Pharaoh. If you want to make it even easier you can, instead, buy the lightweight wooden “people dolls” widely available in craft stores. An added bonus: they are inexpensive! You can also make your own boy figure from the pattern provided here.

HOW TO MAKE THE PHARAOH:
1. Print out the pattern for the boy, the robe and the headpiece. NOTE: The pattern for the boy should be cut out and traced onto card stock (heavier paper) or cardboard. Colour and cut out the boy.
2. Cut out and colour the clothing. Glue onto the boy.

NOTE: Use the patterns below for the boy, the robe, and the Pharaoh’s headpiece.

 

 

DANIEL AND THE LIONS

These finger puppets are almost instantly made—from coin wrappers! The wrappers vary in size; in some cases children will need to insert 2 fingers into the “puppet.” The nice thing about coin wrappers is that you can buy a large bag at the dollar store and this can make a lot of puppets!

 

HOW TO MAKE THE LIONS:
1. Paint the coin wrappers yellow.

2. Paint a 1.25″(3cm) circle to represent the face. Add a mouth and googly eyes.

3. The mane is a mini cupcake liner which is glued to the back of the face. You can cut into the mane with scissors to make it look more “mane-like.” Glue the face and mane to the wrapper.

NOTE: To make the puppets even more “instant” you can purchase circular disks of this size at any craft store.
HOW TO MAKE DANIEL:

1. Paint the wrapper. Paint a 1.25″(3cm) circle for his face. Add a mouth and googly eyes. Glue to the wrapper.

2. To make Daniel’s headpiece: Cut a piece of fabric 3″(8cm) x 7″(17.5cm). Fold in half lengthwise. Drape the headpiece over the head and glue in place. Tie a pipe cleaner around the head. Make sure the folded part is facing the front (rather than the ragged edge part).

ANGEL PUPPET IN YELLOW DRESS WITH CUPCAKE LINER WINGS

A quick to make angel. Her head is a lima bean and her wings are made from cupcake liners. Her body is a popsicle stick. Her dress is made from a 6″(15cm) circle.

 

HOW TO MAKE THE ANGEL:
1. Glue a lima bean to a popsicle stick. Draw on a mouth and eyes. Glue on yarn hair.
2. To make her dress cut a circle 6″(15cm). Fold in half. Then fold the sides down to give shape to the dress.
3. Make a tiny hole in the very centre of the folded circle, just large enough to insert the popsicle stick. Slide up the dress to the “neck’ of the angel. Glue in place at the neck.

4. To make the wings, fold 2 or 3 cupcake liners in half. Place one on top of the other. Cut an elongated half-moon shape from the upper middle section of the liners (as shown in the photograph).
5. Glue the wings to the back of the puppet.

ANGEL PUPPET WITH CUPCAKE LINER WINGS

A quick to make angel. Her head is a lima bean and her wings are made from cupcake liners. Her body is a popsicle stick.

HOW TO MAKE THE ANGEL:
1. Glue a lima bean to a popsicle stick. Draw on a mouth and eyes. Glue on yarn hair.
2. To make her dress cut a 6″(15cm) circle . Fold in half. Then fold the sides down to shape the dress.
3. Make a tiny hole in the very centre of the folded circle, just large enough to insert the popsicle stick. Slide up the dress to the “neck’ of the angel. Glue in place at the neck.
4. To make the wings, fold 2 or 3 cupcake liners in half. Place one on top of the other. Cut an elongated half-moon shape from the upper middle section of the liners (as shown in the photograph).
5. Glue the wings to the back of the puppet.

QUEEN ESTHER MATCHBOX

This tiny matchbox can hold your favourite scripture passage from the Book of Esther.

HOW TO MAKE THE MATCHBOX:
1. Paint the matchbox. You can line the inside of the box with scrapbook paper or giftwrap.
2. Esther’s face is a 1.25″(3.5cm) circle. Paint on her hair. Add eyes and a mouth. Glue the face to the matchbox.
3. Add a crown to complete your Queen Esther matchbox. Print out the crown pattern from below or design your own. Colour and cut out. Add fancy trims. Glue to the head.

 

QUEEN ESTHER EGG CARTON GAME

Who will crown Queen Esther? Find out in this toss game. The winner gets to crown Queen Esther! How? By buttoning on the crown to Queen Esther’s forehead.

 

HOW TO MAKE THE GAME:

1. Paint or spray-paint the egg carton and decorate it.
2. Write the numbers from 1 to 12 in the egg carton cups in random order.
HOW TO MAKE QUEEN ESTHER:
1. Print out the pattern for Queen Esther’s body and head. Trace the pattern onto sturdy cardboard. Cut out and colour.
2.  Paint the face and hair. Add mouth and eyes. Glue the head to the body.
3. GLUE A BUTTON onto the middle of the forehead.
4. Print out the pattern for the crown, cut out and trace it onto yellow felt or craft foam. Cut out the crown and add “jewels.” CUT A SLIT in the crown to align with the button on the head.

NOTE: Queen Esther can be placed flat on the table beside the game. For photographic purposes it was taped to the game but it is actually sturdier (for crowning!) if it is flat on the tabletop.
HOW TO PLAY THE GAME:
The child with the highest score at the end of a certain number of rounds (the number of rounds is designated before the game begins) gets to crown Queen Esther.
1. The first child tosses the pompom ball into the egg carton. If it lands in a cup with an EVEN number the child scores a point. An odd number scores a zero.
2. The child with the highest score after, say, five rounds, is the winner and gets to crown Queen Esther.
VARIATIONS:
There are many variations possible with this game: The child has TWO tosses and has to add up the total. The next child does the same. Whoever has the highest total scores a point. The game continues in this way.

A CASTLE FOR THE QUEEN

This castle is made using a cardboard box, 4 paper towel rolls and 2 toilet paper rolls.

 

 

HOW TO MAKE THE CASTLE:
1. Cut the top off the box. Cut “turrets” along the top edge of the box and the tops of 2 paper towel rolls.
2. Glue 4 paper towel rolls to the box as shown in the photo.
3. Glue 2 toilet paper rolls to the sides of the front paper towel rolls, using the photo as a guide.
4. Paint the castle. Add windows and doors. Glue cone shapes to the tops of the paper towel rolls.

QUEEN ESTHER CRAFT STICK WITH FLOUNCED SKIRT

Cupcake liners add a flounce to Queen Esther’s dress!

 

HOW TO MAKE THE PUPPET:
1. Paint the craft stick.
2. Print out the pattern for Esther’s arms, hair, hand and crown. Colour and cut out. Make TWO hands!
3. Glue the sleeves to the back of the puppet as shown in the photo. Glue hands to the back of the sleeves extending beyond the sleeves.
4. Cut a slit in the hair and insert over the head through the slit.`Glue the crown to the head.
5. To make the flounce, fold in half one cupcake liner, then fold in half again. Cut out the upper “pointy” portion of the liner and glue the flounce to the dress.