Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Noah, His Ark, and Father Abraham

Here are our bible crafts for lessons 1& 2 of ECC!

Noah's Ark

This project was actually suggested in the curriculum.  The rainbow is a sign of God's promise to humanity, so we made a big rainbow collage.

1.  Take a piece of poster board and sketch a large rainbow on it.  (I was neurotic and actually used a ruler so all the colors would be the same width.  But feel free to freehand it!)

2.  Collect all the craft or could-be-craft supplies in your house and start sorting by color.  We used feathers, foam shapes, pom-poms, dyed pasta, fabric flower petals, etc.  Start gluing them on to the appropriate rows.  (By the way, if you don't have a good, strong, fast drying glue, I'd highly recommend Beacons 3-in-1 Craft Glue.  It's a liquid glue that dries as strong as hot glue!  Keep an eye on it though - it took the finish off my coffee table!)

3.  If you've run out of materials and it still looks wimpy, add stickers to any empty spots.  AC Moore usually has great tablets of 500-1000 stickers for $1 each.

4.  You can just print "Promise" above it or print the quote "I have set my bow in the clouds and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth." (Genesis 9:13)

Abraham and Sarah

God promised to make Abraham's descendants as many as the stars in the sky.  So we made beautiful "stained glass" stars.

1.  Cut a star out of cardstock, poster board, or a cereal box.

2.  Use a hot glue gun to make thick lines of glue across the star in various directions.  These will be "metal" between the colors of glass.

3.  Glue aluminum foil to the star with white glue or a glue stick.  Fold the edges around the back of the star.

4.  Use Sharpies to color the areas between the glue ridges.  (Fat, marker-like Sharpies work much better than ultra-fine point ones.)

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