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Aug 28, 2012

3-D Bee Craft

3-D Bee Craft

Colossians 3:23  (KJV) And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

Bees live in groups called bee colonies.  Each worker bee works very hard to produce just a few drops of honey.  To keep the bee colony alive, the bees must work together with cooperation.  It is very important that each bee does his part.  It is the same way with families and churches.

  • Yellow card stock (Or white paper colored yellow)
  • Pencil or marker
  • Scissors
  • Black pipe stem cleaners
  • Hole Punch
  • Wax paper

Cut a strip of paper about two inches wide across the narrow end of the paper.  Accordion- fold the paper so you have five or six layers.  Sketch the body of a bee of the bottom of the body is on the bottom folds and the top of the head is on the top folds. (like paper dolls) You can find a clip art picture of a bee to go by or just free hand it.  Basically, for the body draw a rectangle that is rounded on one end and that is more pointed on the other end for the tail.  Draw a circle that slightly overlaps the rounded end and is a little above the body for the head.  We are not going to worry about drawing wings.  Cut out your bee, but do not cut where the head and body touch the folds.  Punch a hole just behind the head through all layers.  Draw in some stripes on the body and give the bee a face.  Next, cut another rectangle out of wax paper.  It would be about as long as the bee’s body.  Round off the ends and fold the wax paper accordion style. Slide the wax paper through the holes you punched, bend upward and spread the wax paper out to make the wings.  Cut a short piece of the black pipe stem cleaner.  Bend it in half and insert it inside the folds of the head to make the antennae.
These should stand up on a table or they can be hung with string to fly from the ceiling.  You can make these any size or color and as fancy as you please.  

Snack:  Anything with honey such as honey nut cheerios.  

Try this.  Dip a peeled banana in lemon juice or fruit fresh to prevent it from turning brown.  Mix peanut butter and honey and spread it on a whole wheat flour tortilla.  Place the banana toward one edge and roll up the tortilla.  Let the roll ups set in the refrigerator for about an hour.  Just before serving, slice into one inch sections and serve.  One banana will make six to eight slices depending on the banana.  Be sure to check if any child has peanut allergies.  If so, eliminate the peanut butter.  

Heaven’s Helpers

Matthew 25:44  Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Matthew 25:45  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

God wants us to help each other.  Jesus said that when you help someone else, it is the same as helping Him. When you are small, it may seem like there are not many ways you can help someone.  Today, we are going to talk about things you can do to help at home, at church and at school.  I am going to name some things that children can do to help.  Raise one hand if you think that is something you can do. Raise two hands if you have done that in the past.

  • Pick up your toys and put them away.
  • Wipe the baseboards with a dust cloth.
  • Put dirty clothes in a hamper.
  • Match socks.
  • Fold wash cloths.
  • Put trash in a wastebasket.
  • Put silverware on the table.
  • Put clean silverware away in a drawer.
  • Wipe the windowsills with a dust cloth.
  • Take trash out of the car and throw it away.
  • Wipe the table.
  • Carry dirty dishes to the sink.
  • Erase the board at school.
  • Help pass out papers.
  • Hand out the bulletins at church.
  • Move chairs so someone can sweep.

Ask the children to name any other jobs they have done.  Remember that Jesus died for us and He did not ask for payment.  He did it out of love for us, so we could have a better life and live with Him in Heaven someday.  We should do for others out of love. Doesn’t it feel good to be one of God’s heavenly helpers?

Galatians 6:9 (KJV) 9  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

James 4: 17 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.