Monday, October 1, 2012
Zacchaeus Book from a PowerPoint
I have used many PowerPoints in my Bible Classes. Then I decided to use the PowerPoint pictures in a different way. I decided to make books for the kids to take home using those PowerPoint pictures. I found amazing PowerPoints (including this one on Zacchaeus) on a website called www.sermons4kids.com. The art is by Henry Martin. The pictures are just beautiful! I use this PowerPoint to tell the story then make books for the kids.
I printed out the pictures and put them into a book form. The top picture is the cover page. The next few pages have the PowerPoint pictures and words glued on them like a normal book. However, I made a few of the pages unique and interactive (well, sort of). The following page is the page where Zacchaeus is too short. I made the page a pop up page (see instructions for pop up pages under Jesus' Miracles on the side of this blog - it's called Jesus Walks on Water Pop Up). I used the same concept to make this page. I put the crowd and the words in the front.
I put Zacchaeus on a smaller tab in the back.
This is what it looks like from the top.
nother page that I created differently was the page with Zacchaeus climbing the tree. In the PowerPoint, he moves up the tree. So in the book, he has to move up the tree too! I made this page to fold up. I cut out Zacchaeus and taped him onto the bottom of a piece of clear lamination film leftover from laminating something. He is not attached to the page. I cut a slit in the top of the page (at the top of the tree) with an exacto knife and slid the lamination through from front to back.
If I pull on the lamination, Zacchaeus climbs up the tree.
The rest of the pages are simple like the one below. Just having a few pages that are interactive is enough to make it exciting.