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Jun 21, 2012

Looks Are Deceiving

Jun 20, 2012

Lust Not After Her Beauty...

These Girls Are Getting On My Last Nerve...

Because You Have Prayed....

Angel Of The Lord Toilet Paper Roll Craft

 Angel of The Lord 
Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Free printable templates below to make this craft! Just print and color picture. Cut out and wrap around a cardboard tube and tape in the back. This has a scripture on the front of it. This is the angel of the Lord and next to a little girl.

Jun 19, 2012

Jonah And The Whale Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Free Jonah and The Whale 
Toilet Paper Roll Craft Idea

Pick out which template you need. Colored or black and white. Then print and cut out. Wrap it around a cardboard toilet paper roll and tape in the back.

Jun 13, 2012

Jesus Lives In My Heart Writing Activity Sheet

Just print the free "Jesus Lives In My Heart" writing activity sheet off for your kids in Sunday school class, children's church or for wed night's. Have the copy the scripture down.

Paper Chains Tutorial

This video clip shows you how to make paper chains of x's and O's. You could use this with any lesson on love or Mother's day or Father's Day. You could also make crosses too. A simple and affordable craft for kids.

Waste Not Want Not Lesson

Trash Snack Recipe
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
1 stick butter
12 oz. box Crispix cereal
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 white kitchen trash bag

In a saucepan, melt chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter. Put the Crispix into a large bowl. Slowly pour the chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the Crispix.  Lightly stir until all Crispix are coated.

Take a medium white kitchen trash bag and put half of a one pound bag of powdered sugar into the bottom. Pour the bowl of chocolate covered cereal on top of the sugar. Cover with the rest of the sugar. Tie the top of bag and carefully shake the bag. Store in ziplock bags.

Water Bottle Flower Craft
Water bottle
Colorful Fingernail polish
Glitter glue
Optional pin or barrette base
I saw something similar on one of my favorite crafts sites and had to put my own spin on it.  Recycling crafts are a fantastic way to make use of things that would otherwise be thrown away and damage the Earth that God made.
Cut the bottom off of an empty water bottle.  That is the part you will use for your flower.  Trim the circle to make four or five petals depending on how the bottle is made. 
Now, this is the neat part. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees F.  Place the plastic flowers in an aluminum pie pan and set in the oven for about 10 seconds.  Watch it carefully.  It will start to shrink and curl.  Take it out as soon as it is the desired size and shape.  Let it cool.
Paint the petals with the fingernail polish.  This gives it an enameled look.  Put a drop of glitter glue in the center of the flower.  Use it to decorate a package or box. 
Optional:  Hot glue the flower to a pin or barrette base.
Other ideas: Use the sides of the bottle to cut into shapes for necklaces and key ring tabs.  Cut circles from the sides of the bottle and decorate to make bangle bracelets. Cut shapes from craft foam and glue to the lid to make your own stamps.  See how much of the bottle you can use.

Waste Not, Want Not Lesson
Ezekiel 16:49-50 (KJV)  Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.   And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
When God gives us plenty of anything, He means it to be a blessing to us and a way for us to bless others.  If we misuse that blessing by eating too much, being selfish and making a lot waste it becomes sinful.  When we take more than we need of something, we are taking from others.  There are many people in the world who do not have all they need.  Taking more than we need is greediness.  That is wrong because it hurts others.  Living a careless throw away life style hurts the environment that God told us to protect.  It is a way of being prideful and putting our desires before God’s.
People used to often say, ‘waste not, want not.’  That was a way of telling us to make the most use of everything we have so there will be enough to go around for everyone.  A modern way of saying the same thing is, ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle.’ Reduce means using less of something.  We often use more than we really need of things.  Reuse means to use something again instead of getting a new one.  We do that when we give our outgrown clothes and toys to someone else who needs them. Recycle means taking the material from something and making it into something different.  Try to make a habit of doing at least one of these every week.   
Consider having the children in your group collect soda cans for a month.  Take them in to the recycling center and plan together how to use the money to help someone.
Deuteronomy 8:17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. 18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

Jun 12, 2012

Jesus Lives In My Heart Craft

Just print this "Jesus Lives In My Heart" sheet out and have the kids cut the picture out and glue down on construction paper. Have them color and cut the heart out and glue to the body. Have them color the body and background as well.

You could also have them use a glue stick and add some glue around the edge of the heart and then let them sprinkle some glitter on it. 

Jun 9, 2012

Boy Jesus Teaching In Temple 12 Years Old Coloring Page

Free printable coloring page of Jesus teaching in template when he was 12 years old.

Jesus 12 Years Old Template

This is a free printable template for Jesus when he was 12 years old teaching in the temple. Just print and use for stickers, popsicle stick puppets, cupcake toppers, tape to paper cups filled with snacks or drinks, or laminate them to use for a game. Use them however you need.

Boy Jesus Teaching In Temple Word In A Word

Free printable Boy Jesus Teaching In Temple word in a word sheet for kids.

Boy Jesus Teaching In Temple Maze

Boy Jesus teaching in temple maze- printable version

Bible Scroll Craft

Take a bowl and fill it with some coffee. Have the child write a scripture on a piece of paper or they could use a cut up coffee filter. Then dip the paper into the bowl of coffee to stain it up. Then use a hair dryer to blow dry it. You can even use a lighter to burn the edges and some of the front to make it look really worn. You can roll it up and tie a ribbon around it to finish it up. Now you have a bible scroll.

Jun 6, 2012

Peter In Jail Coloring Page

Peter In Jail With The Angel Of The Lord 
Coloring Page

Acts 12:1  Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.

Acts 12:2  And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

Acts 12:3  And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

Acts 12:4  And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

Acts 12:5  Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

Acts 12:6  And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

Acts 12:7  And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

Acts 12:8  And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

Acts 12:9  And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

Acts 12:10  When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.

Acts 12:11  And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

Rustic Cupcake Stands, Wooden Cross Candle Holders and more

Church House Woodworks is in the initial stages of offering craft supplies. We are currently offering wood slices for crafts and woodworking in a variety of types such as oak, pine, hickory, cedar, and wild cherry. We will be adding more and more selection so keep checking back. Check out the rustic cupcake stands for weddings, cross candle holders and more.