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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 RED 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.

AN AQUA-COLOURED 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, using a slit on both the rolls to insert the smaller roll onto the larger roll.
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.

 

 

 

NOAH’S ARK: BOOKMARK

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!

NOAH’S ARK: COW

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

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

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.

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