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.
This bookmark can be made in minutes. It is made from a wonderful product called “doublefold elastic” which can be bought in any fabric shop. It’s super-strong and comes in an array of beautiful primary colours. It’s one inch wide and makes a terrific bookmark!
1. First print out the ark, colour and cut out. Laminate the ark for extra durability.
2. Cut a length of the elastic approx. 18″(46cm) long. Overlap the ends and staple firmly.
3. Glue the ark to the elastic band covering up the stapled portion.
4. Presto! Your bookmark is made!
Make a lively cow with clothespin legs!
1. Print out the pattern for the cow. Colour and cut out the two pieces.
2. Glue a smaller piece of cardboard to the back of the head and body to make them sturdier.
3. Alternatively, you can use the pattern as a template, cutting it out and tracing the pattern onto cardboard. Paint and cut out. This way, the structure wil be sturdy to begin with.
4. Paint the clothespin legs. Glue the head to the body.
5. Add googly eyes. The tail is made from white yarn or paper with a black “tassel” at the end.
6. Clip the legs to the body so the cow can stand up.
7. The fence is made from mini craft sticks which are painted red and glued together as shown in the photo.
NOAH’S ARK: DONKEY
A fun-to-make donkey with clothespin legs!
1. Print out the donkey pattern.
2. Colour and cut out. Glue a smaller piece of cardboard to the back to make the donkey sturdier. Alternatively, you can use the pattern as a template, cutting it out and tracing it onto cardboard. In this manner you will have a very sturdy structure to begin with.
3. Paint the clothespin legs.
4. Glue the head to the body. Add googly eyes.
5. Add a yarn mane and tail. The tail is made from paper and yarn.
6. Clip the clothespins to the donkey to make it stand.
NOAH’S ARK: CAMEL
A fun-to make camel. His legs are clothespins!
HOW TO MAKE THE CAMEL:
1. Print out the camel pattern.
2. Colour and cut out. Glue a smaller piece of cardboard to the back to make the camel sturdier. Alternatively, you can use the pattern as a template, cutting it out and tracing it onto cardboard, painting and cutting it out in the same way. In this manner you will have a very sturdy structure to begin with.
3. Paint the clothespin legs. Add a googly eye.
4. Clip the legs to the camel to make it stand up.
Children will have fun re-telling the Noah story with this magnetic story board.
1. Spray-paint an old cookie sheet.
2. Print out the ark (larger of the two below) and the cloud. Cut out and colour.
3. Back the pictures with magnetic tape.
4. You can also print and cut out the six animals and back them with magnetic tape as well.
5. Pictures from magazines and old story books can add to the fun.
6. Children will enjoy re-telling stories from the Noah story with their “props.”
A fun and easy-to-make game!
HOW TO MAKE THE GAME:
1. Print out the giraffe pattern, colour and cut out. Print out the “grassy hill.” Colour and cut out. Strands of brown yarn are glued to the back of the giraffe to form the mane. You can use strips of paper as well. Glue on a googly eye.
2. Strengthen the giraffe’s neck by taping popsicle sticks to the back of the neck.
3. Glue the giraffe to the hill. Then glue a small box (filled with pebbles) to the back of the hill and giraffe to stabilize the structure. You can paint the box green if you wish. I found that the box containing tiny jars of food colouring is an ideal size for this purpose.
4. Make the rings by cutting out inner circles from plastic yoghurt or cottage cheese containers.
5. The teacher makes a list of words on small strips of paper: some have relevance to the Noah story (for example: rainbow, dove, rain etc.). About a third of the words do NOT have relevance to the Noah story (for example, Moses, Egypt, commandments etc.). About 20 to 30 words is a good number, depending, of course, on the ages of the children.
HOW TO PLAY THE GAME:
1. The words are placed face down on a table (or on the floor). The first child picks a word. If it is relevant to the Noah story, he/she gets to toss the ring around the giraffe’s neck after saying the word. Children get another try if they miss the first toss. If the word is not relevant to the Noah story, the child misses his/her turn. Each correct toss earns a point. Once a word is said, it is put aside to be used in the next round.
2. Points are tallied. At the end of the game the child with the most points is the winner.
This is a super-easy puppet to make.
HOW TO MAKE THE PUPPET:
1. Print out the pattern.
2. Colour and cut out.
3. Glue a popsicle stick to the back of Noah.
Noah is made from a craft stick. His arms are glued on and the dove’s wings are made from cupcake liners.
HOW TO MAKE NOAH:
1. Print out the pattern for Noah’s sleeves, beard and dove.
2. Paint the craft stick: the head is painted skin colour and the body and sleeves are painted the colour of your choice. Add googly eyes.
3. Glue on the beard and glue the sleeves behind the body as shown in the photo.
4. To form the headpiece: cut out fabric approx. 3″ (8cm) x 8″ (18cm). Fold in half lengthwise (make sure the folded edge faces the front) and drape over the head as shown in the photo. Glue the headpiece to the front of the forehead. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the head. Knot it at the back.
HOW TO MAKE THE DOVE:
1. Print out the dove. Cut out.
2. To make the wing: Take one white cupcake liner. Fold it in half, then in half twice more. Cut out a small leaf shape from the folded cupcake liner. Glue this wing to the dove. Draw an eye in black felt pen.
These puppets can be made in a jiffy!
Print out the animal patterns. Cut out and tape a popsicle stick to the back of each.