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ELIJAH AND THE RAVENS: a toss game

The ravens wanted to make sure that Elijah never went hungry!  They were always competing to see who could bring Elijah the most food! You can compete too among your friends to see who can bring Elijah the most food! Join the two ravens here, MAVEN AND RAVEN, in the fun! This is a toss game for small groups to play.

 

Place the game on the floor or slanted against a wall. For photographic purposes the game was placed flat against a wall. In order for the pompons to stay in the “holes” the game should be leaning against the wall at an angle.

TO MAKE THE GAME: You will need a styrofoam meat tray and fruit-cup plastic containers. These are disposable (from snack-size fruit cups).

  1. Cut holes in the meat tray so that the cups can be placed about half-way inside the holes.
  2. Place a number in each cup. You can paint the tray and decorate it; make RAVEN AND MAVEN from two circles as shown in the photograph.

TO PLAY THE GAME:

The first child tosses a pompon (or a small wad of paper) into the cup. Three tries are allowed. The child adds up his scores. Then the next child plays and so on. After several turns the child with the highest score shouts out RAVEN AND MAVEN! and is the one who brings Elijah the most food!

 

 

 

MOSES AS SHEPHERD, STAND-UP FIGURE

Make a stand-up figure of Moses as a shepherd! Copy the pattern below, colour and cut out. Note that the arm is cut out separately. Don’t forget to add a paper fastener so that his arm can move! Make your own shy sheep (or two!) peeking out from Moses’ robe. By making a cardboard stand you can make a 3-D figure of Moses. Add a woolly beard!

 

 

TO MAKE A TABLEAU (TO MAKE MOSES STAND UP) make a cardboard stand as shown in the photo below. Make it the proper size to fit the figure and tape it to the back.  Now Moses will be a 3-D figure that can stand on his own! It is very simple to make—it is just one piece of cardboard folded at one end.

QUEEN ESTHER CRAFT-STICK PUPPET IN PINK

Make a Queen Esther puppet from a craft-stick and learn how to make a frilly bustle!

Copy the pattern to make the arms and glue to the back of the stick. To make the hair copy the pattern(below) for the hair and cut a slit at the forehead to insert the hair onto the head. Glue at the back. Note that this puppet has a wavy hairline at the top. You can make her hair straight across or wavy.

TO MAKE THE FRILLY BUSTLE:

  1. Cut a 2″(5cm) wide tissue paper strip about 10″ (25cm) long. It will be several layers thick (use as is from the package).
  2. With scissors make a fringe all along one edge (but do not cut all the way to the bottom).
  3.  Fold this strip over and over until you are left with a very narrow strip about .75″(2cm) wide. Make another strip the same.
  4. Glue the first strip along the unfringed edge to the lower edge of the craft-stick as is shown in the photograph.
  5. Glue the second strip a bit alongside (but most of it topping) the other strip.
  6. NOW COMES THE FUN PART! Fluff up the fringe with your fingers until you get a very puffy effect similar to that in the photograph.

 

 

MANNA FROM HEAVEN

Make an Israelite man gathering the manna from Heaven!

His basket is made from the bottom of a styrofoam cup! Did you know that the cup can be moulded into a basket shape? Just try it and see! Paint the basket brown.

For the figure, just copy out the pattern below, colour and cut it out. To make a tableau, you can add a stand to the back of the figure.

 

 

 

To make a tableau (to make the figures stand up) make a cardboard “stand” as shown in the photo below. Make the stand the proper size for your figure and tape it to the back of the figure. It will now be a 3-D figure that can stand on its own!

THE WEDDING AT CANA

 

Make Mary, the Mother of Jesus, from a craft-stick. Copy the pattern from below to make her arms and glue to the back of the stick. Draw the facial features and the hair. To make the jug, copy the pattern from this page.

 

 

To make Mary’s veil, cut fleece or felt 7″(18cm) x 2″(5cm) and glue to the top of the head as shown in the photograph.

TO MAKE A TABLEAU:  (to make the jug stand up on its own) make a cardboard stand as shown in the photo below. Make the stand the proper size to fit the jug and tape it to the back. It will now be a 3-D figure that can stand on its own.

 

A MOVEABLE BABY MOSES

Make a crib for baby Moses! Make Moses’ head (a circle on a popsicle stick).  To enable the baby to move cut a slit in the crib so that Moses can be inserted through the slit. See the second photo for an idea of how to make baby Moses. Copy the crib pattern, colour and cut out to complete the craft.

 

 

 

 

 

TO MAKE A TABLEAU so that the crib can stand on its own, make a cardboard stand as shown in the photo below. Make the stand  the proper size to fit the crib and tape the stand to the back. It will now be a 3-D figure that can stand on its own!

MOSES AND THE BURNING BUSH

 

TO MAKE THIS CRAFT YOU WILL NEED:

red and orange tissue paper, a toilet paper roll and a Styrofoam meat tray

HOW TO MAKE THE BUSH:

  1. Cut a circle from the meat tray about 2.5” (6.5cm). Paint green.
  2. Punch holes in the circle with a pencil point.
  3. Cut out “flame” shapes from tissue paper (several layers thick). Pinch the ends together and stick through the holes. Follow the photograph to get the idea. You can slightly “fluff” the “flames” once they are inserted.
  4. TO MAKE THE TRUNK: Cut out about 1” (2.5cm) from the roll and paint it brown. To make the trunk narrower in diameter you can cut it apart in the middle and tape the overlapped edges together.
  5. Cut two slits on the sides of the “trunk” and insert the bush.

TO MAKE MOSES:

Cut out the pattern from below and colour it.

TO MAKE A TABLEAU: Make a cardboard stand as shown in the photo below. Make it tall enough to fit the figure of Moses yet wide enough that it will provide support. Tape it to the back of the figure. Moses will now be a 3-D figure who can stand on his own!

DEBORAH UNDER THE PALM TREE

Make Deborah sitting under a 3-D palm tree! Very easy and fun to make! The palm tree can stand on its own. Cut out the pattern for Deborah and colour it. Now you can make a tableau by sitting Deborah in front of her very own palm tree! If you don’t want to make a 3-D tree you can draw one instead.

TO MAKE THE PALM TREE:

  1. Cut a cardboard roll (from a tube of aluminum foil) in half lengthwise and paint it brown.
  2. To make the leaves cut out the pattern (below) several times. Fold the leaf in half (length-wise) to give a 3-D look as shown in the photograph.
  3. Glue the leaves to the tree as shown in the photograph. Some of the leaves in front can be made a bit smaller.

 

RAVEN’S HAVEN: a game

A fun

game for small groups to see who can put the most food into the raven’s haven! The haven is his nest where he stores all kinds of bread and meat to bring to Elijah.

 

TO MAKE THE GAME:

First decorate the can as shown in the photograph. The raven is made from a circle. Add googly eyes, a beak and a yellow feather!

Then, cut out small squares or circles (about 30 or so) of cardboard. On 1/3 of the squares write the name of a meat, (one word per square), on another 1/3 write the name of a bread and on the last 1/3 write the name of a non-food item, such as hippo, truck, elephant, moon etc.

ONE ONE SQUARE WRITE THE WORD Raven’s Haven. All the squares are then placed in the can.

Some suggestions for meat: sausage, bacon, pepperoni, veal, hamburgers, hot dogs, ham, turkey, chicken, pork etc.

Some suggestions for bread: croissant, bagel, baguette, cinnamon bread, raisin bread, rye bread, brown bread, dinner rolls etc.

HOW TO PLAY THE GAME:

  1. The first child shakes up the can and pours the squares onto a table in front of his place. ONLY the squares that land face up (with the word showing) count. The others are discarded into the “dump.”
  2. The child receives ONE POINT for each word which is either a bread or a meat. For each NON-meat or bread word the child DEDUCTS one point from his total score.
  3. The child who gets the word RAVEN’S HAVEN gets a bonus 3 points. The child adds up his total score. Then all the squares are placed back in the can.
  4. Now it is the next child’s turn: She shakes up the can and proceeds as the first child. And so on.
  5. Several rounds can be played.
  6. The object of the game is to see who can get the most “food” into Raven’s Haven! (the most points!)

 

 

 

HANNAH SEWS TINY GARMENTS FOR SAMUEL

Hannah sewed tiny coats for Samuel! She would bring them to him when visiting him in the temple. Design your own coat for Samuel! The puppet Hannah is made from a craft-stick. Her arms are glued to the the back of the stick.

 

To make Hannah’s hair copy the pattern from below titled ESTHER CRAFT PATTERNS. You can see the pattern for the hair on this page. Note that the forehead area is designated by a slit across the head. The hair is inserted through this slit onto the head and is glued to the head at the back. NOTE: Hannah’s hair is not cut straight across the forehead—it is cut in a wavy pattern. You can design her hairstyle any way you like!

The tiny coat is glued on to the figure’s hands.

 

 

 

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