2/8/16

The Transfiguration

Luke 9: 28-36



When reading this lesson, the first craft idea that came to my mind was string art. You know, that cool method of tying string to nails on a board to highlight a shape? Here's a link to an example: string art. I would have loved to do it that way; however, that would have taken more prep and class time than I had available. So, I took that basic idea and found a way to do something similar.

The only difference in the two methods I will discuss is that one is achieved with oil pastels and is suitable for smaller children, and the other uses string and a craft needle, better suited for older children.

Materials Needed for 1st - 3rd Grade Version



Colored Card Stock                         Glitter Paper
Oil Pastels (yellow & white)     Pen
Glue                                               Scissors
Outline of Jesus (free download)     Paper Towel
                         



Before Class Prep:

The first thing to do is draw a silhouette of Jesus. It doesn't have to be prefect. Any basic outline is fine. You may download mine (above) if you'd like. Cutout the shape.

Next, on the back of the glitter paper (found in the scrapbook section of Hobby Lobby or Michael's), trace the outline of Jesus.

Cut out one Jesus silhouette for each child.


Class Instructions:

1. Begin with a sheet of colored card stock and the yellow oil pastel. Starting at the center of the page,draw several lines going from the center out to the edges of the paper.

2. Using the paper towel, rub (or smear) the crayon to give it a fuzzy look.

3. Draw a few more lines with the white oil pastel and rub it to blend.

Note: Oil pastels work really well for this. They smear easily, as opposed to regular crayons. The down side is they can be slightly messy. Remind the kids not to drag their sleeves across the paper. Likewise, if you are worried about the color getting onto the tabletop, drape a cheap tablecloth or butcher paper over the tables before class.



4. Glue one Jesus silhouette onto the center.

5. The bible verse may also be written on the page if desired.









Materials Needed for 4th - 6th Grade Version:



Foam Sheets                                   Glitter Paper             
Pen                                                 Scissors
Glue                                               Craft Needle
Outline of Jesus (free download)  
Embroidery Floss (yellow - 2 or 3 per person)                      


Before Class Prep:

As with the 1st - 3rd grade craft, the first thing to do is draw a silhouette of Jesus. It doesn't have to be prefect. Any basic outline is fine. You may download mine (above) if you'd like. Cutout the shape.

Next, on the back of the glitter paper (found in the scrapbook section of Hobby Lobby or Michael's), trace the outline of Jesus.


Cut out one Jesus silhouette for each child.

Two extra steps are needed for this version. On the back of each Foam Sheet, trace the silhouette with dots as shown below.



Next, add random dots, some along the edges and some closer in, all the way around.




Class Instructions:

1. Thread the needle with a long strand of floss-but not too long! Using the dots for needle placement, stitch from the silhouette dots to the surrounding dots. When one strand ends, tie a new strand to it until the entire picture is covered as pictured below.




2. Glue the silhouette of Jesus in the center.








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1 comment:

May Chin said...

Thank you. This is a great and easy craft to do for a young class. What a creative idea!