Craft ideal of the week.
Each week a new craft will be featured. Crafts will be suitable for most age groups and appropriate for Sunday School or Children's Church, as well as home crafting projects, etc. I will try to make sure that these crafts can be made with items you probably have on hand.
                            Tree of Thanks
Supplies you will need:
2 Paper Grocery Bags
Construction Paper (fall colors;yellow, orange,brown,red)
Crayons, Markers, or Pencils
Cut open the grocery bags so it lays flat. Cut out a tree trunk and branch shapes . Use colored paper and cut out leaf shapes. Have children write what they are thankful for on the leaves and hang them on the tree.
This can easily be adapted for younger children by simply having someone do the writing for them.
Not quite what you were looking for? Well there are more crafts on the Sunday School page and on most of the Holiday pages. You can also browse through the archive.
Do you have a craft ideal that you would like to see featured here? You can email it to me .
Earlier Crafts of the Week
                                         Leaf Print
You'll need:
Paint (fall colors)
Black Construction Paper
Spread layers of newspaper on work surface. Lightly paint one side of each leaf. Arrange the leaves in one layer, paint side up, on newspaper. Place a piece of black construction paper over the top of the the leaves and press lightly.
I use baby wipes for a quick hand clean-up.

The Christian Counter

                               Melting Snowman
2 Styrofoam Balls( One slightly larger than the other)
White Glue
Shaving Cream
Articles to use for eyes,nose, and mouth (I used buttons for eyes, the tip of an orange feather for nose, and small beads for mouth)
Small scrap of material for scarf
2 small twigs for arms

Stack the styrofoam balls on top, using the larger for the body and the smaller for the head. Secure with toothpicks.Mix 1 cup of glue and 1 cup of shaving cream togather. Let sit for about 2 minutes. Brush the mixture over the stryofoam balls and let sit about 20 minutes. Secure the eyes, nose, and mouth to the snowman (press firmly and it should stay ). Add the twigs (push into the stryofoam balls. Add buttons to  body area if desired. Let sit about 24 hours to dry completely. Add your scarf.
                                 Spring Butterflies!


Ziploc sandwich bag
1 inch squares of construction paper (different colors)
pipe cleaner

Fill the Ziploc bag halfway with construction paper squares and glitter. Bunch up the middle of the baggie to the green lock line and bend the pipe cleaner around, twist and then make twirls with the two cleaner ends for antlers. For ages 3-5
                                             Spring Flowers


Sheet of construction paper
cupcake liners(You can find spring colored ones)
markers or crayons
candy sprinkles or tissue paper confetti

Slightly flatten out cupcake liners (3 fit nicely on an 8 X 10 sheet of construction paper), and glue onto construction paper. Put glue on inside bottom of cupcake liner and put candy sprinkles on or tissue paper confetti. Then decorate with crayons or markers. Draw  grass, sun, April showers (rain), birds, nests, or anything else you can think of that relates to Spring.
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