This is Part 3 in a series of ornament/craft ideas that I think correspond with the daily advent readings from Ann Voskamp’s book “Unwrapping the Greatest Gift.” Read about Day 1-2 here and Day 3-4-5-6 here.You can find many ideas on the internet for Bible story crafts. Below are some of my original ideas and some that I modified from Pinterest. I gave credit for those craft ideas that I borrowed. If you decide to make and share one of my craft ideas, I would to love to see it. Tag me on Instagram or send me a link to your blog post. 🙂
“After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” Genesis 22:1-2
-mini wooden craft sticks
-colored tissue paper
1.) “Build” a fire with the tissue paper. Tape it in place, around the bottom, so it forms a flowery-bunch.
2.) Build the sticks around the fire, hot glue sticks in place.
“12 And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!” Genesis 28:12
-Large Craft Sticks
-Mini Craft Stick
-Wood glue or hot glue
1.) Glue sticks together to resemble a ladder.
2.) Paint the sticks. (PS I am sure when I do this craft with the kids, their ladders will be colorful, bedazzled, and might include a few angels on the steps.)
“3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors. ” Genesis 37:3
I cannot wait to do this craft with my kids. I had fun making it and the colors mixed together so beautifully.
-food coloring (liquid), water
-bulb pipettes ( We have the Coloring Mixing Set from The Homegrown Preschooler The set comes with pipettes. Amazon has them too.)
1.) Fold the coffee filter in half. Cut out the shape of a long-sleeved coat.
2.) Put the coffee filter on top of a few layers of paper towels. Mix food coloring with a few drops of water. You want the colors concentrated and not watered down.
3.) Squeeze some color in the pipette and drop onto the coffee filter in a polka dotted fashion. The colors will start to run and blend into each other.
4.) When the filter is completed covered with color, allow to dry. No two coats will be the same.
“And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them. 2 The Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. 3 Not with our fathers did the Lord make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive today” Deuteronomy 5:5
-dark colored cardstock
-gray and white crayons
1.) Pressing heavily down on a gray crayon, color over the card-stock. Repeat with the white crayon. The colors should resemble stone.
2.) Cut out the card stock to resemble two tablets.
3.) Use a skewer to write roman numerals.
4.) Punch hole and hang on the tree.