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Hello Fall & Sunday School Crafts


Fall began and I started thinking of some fall crafts. I had those frames I bought ages ago on clearance and had made some spring themed décor. To make a fall one I pulled out my Cuttlebug. I have an apple embossing folder and used it for the background paper. Then I used the die to cut out "Hello". I found an apple shaped Post-It Note pad and traced it to cut out an large apple and wrote fall on it. Then I used some leaf punches for the small leaves. I love how it all came out.

I am working on one for Christmas as well, but that one is not finished yet. 

At church I am one of the Sunday School teachers. I am know as the craft lady there. We use Godly Play which is a Montessori based curriculum, but I like to offer a few crafts for the kids to see a couple of ideas that relate to the story. The past two weeks we have done the story of Creation and Noah's Ark. I am going to share two crafts that I shared with the kids for each story.


Creation

Last week we did the story of Creation. I was inspired by this craft at Free Kids Crafts. I decided to make it out of a paper plate. I started by folding the paper plate into eighths. I used markers, stickers and glitter glue. 
This year we have many new kids that are younger so I wanted an easier craft to offer. This one was inspired by this craft over at Preschool Creations. 

I made a Word document with six circles and added the link about day 7. We gave the kids markers, stickers, and cotton balls to create their own pictures. The kids loved this craft.

See what else we have done with the Creation Story in the past. 


Noah's Ark

Today I told the story of the great flood. When Hazel was younger we looked at Noah's Ark in quite a bit of detail. Check out our past posts about it. This week I knew the kids loved making beaded crafts so I pulled out our beads and found some animal beads. Then we suggested having 40 regular beads and some animal beads. My original idea was 40 star beads but we didn't have enough star beads to suggest this to the kids. However I made one with some extra animal beads that I had at home. The kids loved making necklaces with animal beads.
I bought these wooden arks ages ago when Hazel and I looked at the story a lot. I had to buy a certain amount so I have just held on to them and made up a craft to use them that the younger kids could do. I happened to find some dot stickers so the kids could make rainbows with them. I punched several three inch circles out of cardstock for these ornaments. Then gave the kids the stickers to make the rainbow. We used glue dots to attach the ark to the cardstock and regular glue for the cotton balls. I love how they came out and many of the kids made one of these as well as some form of the necklace. 

Those are my crafts for this week. Now let's get on to our party!!



Now let's party!! Last week was our fun party. Everyone seems to be getting ready for Halloween and decorating for fall. Thank you to everyone who shared with us at
our last party.  Just a reminder that we do not feature any of the food/recipe posts and ask you not to share them here. There were some great ideas shared. Below are a few of the features from our last party, but be sure to go back and check out the many great crafts shared! Please remember Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop is a place to share all your diverse and cultural posts there.  I can't wait to see what your latest creations are!!

Features




1) From Kippi at Home: Transform Dollar Tree Pumpkins

2) From Rain on a Tin Roof: DIY Witch Costume

3) From Irish Twins Momma: Easy Fall Décor 

4) From Liliacraftparty: How to Make an Almond Stitch

5) From The Everyday Farmhouse: How to Make Crate from Scrap Flooring & Lumber

6) From GagaYa: Drindl


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