Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saul is Lowered Over the Wall Moveable PIcture

Saul is Lowered Over the Wall
Acts 9:1-31

For this craft, I purchased scrapbook paper that looks like rocks and cut it to the size I wanted.  I made Saul using the Cricut machine.  The clear piece of plastic is lamination film left over from laminating other projects.  I cut a slit in the top of the scrapbook paper about an inch down and inserted the lamination strip there. Pull up or push down on the lamination strip to make Saul be lowered or raised over the wall.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Abraham and Lot



Abraham and Lot Separate
Genesis 13

More tissue art.  These are quite fun!

These are some figures I made to tell the story of Abraham and Lot. I made these using a technique called "tissue art".  I used regular tissue paper that you would use in a gift sack for all the clothes. The technique is simple and quick and makes the projects turn out beautifully.  It's much quicker than coloring and looks a ton better too. I used pastel chalks to color the skin.  I used patterns from Corbin Hillam's book Bible Story Clip and Copy Patterns.  The characters are precious and make great patterns for many things!

I made a video of this technique:

http://youtu.be/jlkubYlGPg0 

Save all your tissue paper from birthdays, Christmas, baby gifts, etc. (Even save the wrinkled pieces.  Those pieces add texture.) It will all come in handy for this type of project.  Pin It

Monday, September 23, 2013

Samson and Delilah





Samson and Delilah
Judges 16


I made these figures to use for telling the story of Samson and Delilah.  I used a technique called "tissue art" to create them. I used regular tissue paper that you would use in a gift sack. I found a pattern in Corbin Hillam's book Bible Story Clip and Copy Patterns.  I just love the characters!  I used tissue paper for the clothes and shoes and used pastel chalk for the skin.  The tissue art is quick and simple - much easier than it looks here and it has such a beautiful look when it is finished.  This technique can be used for many other things including making your own cards. 

I made a video to show you the technique:





From now on, save all your tissue paper from birthday parties, Christmas, baby gifts, etc.!  You never know when it will come in handy for tissue art!

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pocket Folder Puppet Stage

Abraham's Three Visitors
Pocket Folder Puppets
Genesis 18

What a fun idea from a friend!!  This puppet stage was made from a simple pocket folder without brads in the middle.  I purchased a large group of them for 10 cents when they had them on sale this summer with the school supplies.  I recommend purchasing a colored folder.  One that has the color on the inside as well is best.  This one was white on the inside.  (If you have one with brads, just take the brads out.)

To make this exciting on-the-go puppet stage:

If the inside is white like ours was, glue a large piece of blue construction paper to the inside for the sky and a strip of tan paper on the pocket section for land.  (This could be adjusted for many other stories.  Light blue sky, dark blue water.  Black sky, tan land.  So many options!!)

We made the characters and scene using a Cricut machine.  I glued the people to popsicle sticks but did not glue the very bottom of the people to the stick.  This allows the people to stay put better.  The people are placed with their feet on the outside of the pocket and the stick on the inside of the pocket.  (See the second picture where Sarah is being inserted into the picture.)

The children enjoy manipulating the pieces and retelling the story.  Then to store everything, just put the pieces in the pockets and close the folder!

I plan to make several different versions of this project!

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

What Goes In Is What Comes Out

What Goes In Is What Comes Out

This application was made from a brown grocery sack.  I drew a picture of a boy on the front and cut out a circle for the mouth.  I talk with the children about the types of things they are listening to and watching.  These are the things that go into our heads and our hearts.  We discuss movies, music, gossip, discussions with friends, etc.  As we discuss these items we write them on a strip of paper and put them in the top of the sack.  Then we talk about what kind of words we want to come out of our mouths.  We reach in the hole where the mouth is and pull out the strips of paper or just lean the sack over and see what spills out.  Sometimes things such as kind words come out of our mouths but sometimes bad words and bad songs come out of our mouths.  We make the application that what goes in our minds and hearts is what comes out of our mouth.  Then we discuss how we can put good and kind things in our hearts so that good and kind things can come out of our mouths.
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fishers of Men Game

Fishers Of Men Card Game

This is a card game I like to make and play so the children can get to know one another better.  Sometimes I insert pictures of the ministers or missionaries or the elders so they can get to know who they are.

Deal five cards face down to each player.  Put the remaining cards in the middle to be the "fishing" pile.  Decide who goes first.  Player 1 asks the other player if they have a card that matches one of their own cards.  For example, "Do you have a picture of Cathy?"  If the player has a picture of Cathy, he gives it to Player 1 who then has a match.  Player 1 lays the match down in front of them and asks another player for a card.  Continue until the player does not get matching card.  At that time, the player says, "No, I don't.  Fish for men."  Player 1 draws a card from the "fishing" pile and keeps it.  Player 2 now asks the other players for cards to find matches in his hand.  Continue until all the cards in the "fishing" pile are gone or all the matches are made. 
Count to see who has the most matches.


In order to make this so that people can add their own children's pictures, I am linking the above pictures so you can insert them into Word, Publisher, or something else.  Resize the pictures to fit the page and then insert your children's pictures on top of the page with the little fish.  Print the blue page on the back.

For instructions, click here.
Front of the card  Look under Application Stories and click on Fishers of Men Front of Card.  (Insert a child's picture in each box.  Be sure to make two cards of each picture.)
Back of the card  Look under Application Stories and click on Fishers of Men Back of Card.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jesus Raises from the Dead Moveable PIcture


Jesus Raises from the Tomb
Mark 16, Luke 24

When telling this story, I use this almost magical visual.  I make the tomb with a slit behind it.  I slide the Jesus figure through the slit so that half of him is hanging out the back of the page and the other half is showing as if he were lying in the tomb.  Turning the picture toward the children with my fingers in front beside the tomb and my thumb behind the page holding Jesus in place, I tell the story.

I let the kids help me roll the stone in front of the tomb.



As I tell the rest of the story, I use my thumb and slide the Jesus figure to my right so that he is out of the slit completely and on the back of the page.  I hold him tightly with my thumb so he doesn't fall.  I then have the children help me roll the stone away.  Jesus has magically disappeared!  Jesus has risen!  The grave cannot hold him!

For detailed instructions with pictures and patterns, click here.



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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Abraham Offers Isaac Magic Window




Abraham Offers Isaac
Genesis 22:1-19
 
 
And yet another magic window!  This time the top picture shows Abraham as he is just about to offer Isaac.  When you pull the tab on the right, the ram  "magically" shows up in the bush! 
 
Patterns for making this magic window:
 
 
This project was made with a pattern from the book Bible Story Clip and Copy Patterns by Corbin Hillam.  This is one of my favorite books to use as patterns for many, many things!  This precious book is no longer in print, so Mr. Hillam has graciously allowed me to give you the pattern for free.  He is producing a CD with the art from this book.  The drawings are fantastic!  If you would like to purchase a CD for $15, you can contact him at corbinhillam@yahoo.com.  It is well worth the money!  Other items by him can be seen at www.corbinhillamdesign.weebly.com  


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Monday, September 2, 2013

Jesus' Resurrection Magic Window


Jesus' Resurrection
Matthew 28
In this magic window, we see the tomb where Jesus was laid in the top picture.  The stone is in front of the tomb.  When you pull the tab on the right, you see that Jesus is no longer in the tomb and the stone is rolled away!
The magic window pattern was made with clipart from the book Bible Story Clip and Copy Patterns by Corbin Hillam.  This is one of my favorite books to use as patterns for many, many things!  This precious book is no longer in print, so Mr. Hillam has graciously allowed me to give you the pattern for free.  He is producing a CD with the art from this book.  The drawings are fantastic!  If you would like to purchase a CD for $15, you can contact him at corbinhillam@yahoo.com.  It is well worth the money!  Other items by him can be seen at www.corbinhillamdesign.weebly.com.

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