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Recycled rain stick

rain stickI’ve always loved the sound of these rain sticks.  And now we can make our own using these simple instructions from craftjr blog.

Rain is mentioned 107 times in Scripture.  Including the following books of the Bible;

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Deuteronomy

1 Samuel

2 Samuel

1 Kings

2 Kings

2 Chronicles

Ezra

Job

Psalms

Proverbs

Ecclesiastes

Song of Songs

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Ezekiel

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Zechariah

Matthew

Luke

Acts

Hebrews

James

Jude

Revelation

DIY Leather sandals

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This is a cute craft from Dollar Store crafts blog and found here.  Surprisingly the term appears twenty-five times in Scripture.  This would be a good craft for older teens and adults and requires some leather scraps, a pair of thongs (flip-flops), and some strong glue.

Matthew 3:11

I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Exodus 3:5

Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

Christmas story reminders

I found this beautiful idea on pinterest. 

It comes from the following website:  http://www.trusper.com/tips/Kids-Christmas-Party-Ideas/7120444

And is a wonderful way to help kids remember the Christmas story.

All you need are red and or green “M&M” brand lollies, bags you can seal (zip-loc or staple them shut) and the poem reproduced.

Here’s the photo and poem which goes along with it.  I’ve made it large so you can see the words of the poem.

Matthew Chapter One and Luke Chapters One and Two relate the story of the birth of Jesus.

Christmas story mementos

Flower Craft

rose-broach“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”   These lovely and simply made flower crafts will help children and teens to remember this verse from Isaiah 40:8

 Follow the links to go to the instructions.

They could also be used to illustrate the Creation story in Genesis Chapter One, Psalm 37:20 and Matthew 6:28

Click on this link here to go to freekidscrafts.com  for the flower coasters.

Click here for the instructions for the Felt flower broaches.

Or click on the photos.

flower-coasters

Recycled pop bottle wind spinner

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The word ‘wind’ or ‘winds’ is mentioned over one hundred times in Scripture, so there should be lots of passages you could use this craft for.  I have included a list of just the passages which have the word ‘wind’ in them.  There are more which mention ‘winds’.

This craft is a good one for teens and adults and perhaps older children.  Although a word of caution in that the bottles are slippery when you are holding them and trying to cut through them with an exacto or craft knife or scalpel, so perhaps this part of the preparation should be left to teens or adults.  They last for ages and make quite a colourful site spinning in the breeze.  You can of course use whatever plastic pop/soda/softdrink/fizzy drink bottles you have on hand, 600 ml, up to two litre.

You can find the instructions from freekidscrafts.com here:  or click on the picture above.

Old Testament

Genesis 8 and 41

Exodus 10 and 14

Numbers 11

2 Sam 22

1 Kings 18 and 19

2 Kings 3

Job 1;6;8;15;21;27;28;30;37

Psalm 1;11;18;35;48;78;83;103;104;135

Proverbs 11;25;27;30

Ecclesiastes 1;2;4;5;6;8;11

Song of Songs 4

Isaiah 2;11;17;24;26;27;28;32;41;57;64

Jeremiah 4;5;10;13;18;22;30;51

Ezekiel 5;13;17;19;27

Daniel 2

Hosea 8;12;13

Amos 4

Jonah 1;4

Habakkuk 1

Zechariah 5

New Testament

Matthew 11;14

Mark 4;6

Luke 7;8;12

John 3;6

Acts 2;27;28

Ephesians 4

James 1

Jude 1

Revelation 6;7

 

 

 

Woven key rings

woven_key_ringsThere are multiple passages in the bible which mention the words ‘key’ or ‘keys’

These woven keyrings would be a good reminder of verses such as those found in Isaiah 22 and 33; Judges 3; 1 Chronicles 9; Matthew 16; Luke 11; and Revelation 1,3,9 and 20 (These are all Chapter numbers).  You can find it here or by clicking on the picture above.

Bonebraid Keychain

bonebraid-key-chainThis is a cute craft for teens and adults and makes use of recycled tshirts but any material scraps with a bit of stretch in it should work as well.

You can find it here or click on the picture above.

This relates well to verses in Matthew 16:19 “I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven…” and

Revelation 1:18  “…I hold the keys of death and Hades…”