Tuesday, November 18, 2014

God Descends Like a Dove on Jesus

Jesus' Baptism
Matthew 3:13-17

Children enjoy moving the dove on this wooden movable craft project.  I found the wooden cloud and blue bird (already painted) at Michael's and Hobby Lobby.  Since the bird was blue, I used white acrylic paint and painted it white to be the dove.  I hot glued a string to the back of the dove.  To enable the string to move on the back of the cloud, I used two pieces of Scotch tape. Where the string is going to pull through, I overlapped the tape so that there was a smooth surface (rather than a sticky surface) in the middle section. Then I stuck the leftover edges down to the back of the cloud.  Just pull the dove or pull the string to make the dove move.  

The bird project could also be used as the dove that Noah sent out (Genesis 8) or the ravens that feed Elijah if painted black (I Kings 17).

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