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Messy Church Lost Sheep Activities

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Making Sheep Sock Puppets for Messy Church

Our latest activity: making lost sheep sock puppets that the children and Dad's took with them to church for the story. For those who finished fast there was a colouring and cutting activity to create pen toppers or finger puppets with nodding heads and movable legs.

Lots of fun running around and a really easy craft activity

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For the free download Messy Church Lost Sheep activity sheet see 'read more'
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Decorate Your Own Easter Eggs

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painted-egg-5.jpgHow To Make Papier Mâché Eggs and Decorate Them

Creating papier mache eggs is a fun activity to do with children at Easter. Most likely you will find that your eggs are so lovely you will want to keep them long after Easter is over.

Conventionally Easter eggs symbolise new life - being representations of Christ's having risen from the dead, which is celebrated by the worldwide church on Easter Sunday. In the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, the eggs are dyed red for the blood of Christ shed on the Cross, and the hard shell of the egg symbolizes the sealed tomb — the cracking of which demonstrates His resurrection.

 

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Samaritan's Purses for Messy Church

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We have now invested in new die cut shapes for Messy Church to help children to learn to sew and learn parables that Jesus told. Felt shapes come with holes precut for ease of sewing.

They are intended to be a striking craft to help illustrate the stories of The Good Samaritan and The Lost Coin. We trialled them with a group of four to twelve year olds - with resounding success. Very popular with the children, and the helpers and parents really got involved helping the children learn to sew.

We added coins that could be rubbed with silver, gold and broze wax crayons to make counters and a dice game that was coloured in and then laminated - with a brightly coloured dice for each child to take home. FUN, FUN, FUN!

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The board game was created using some fantastic cartoons of the characters from Seeds of Faith (Discipleship Publications International)

 

 

The purse kits shall be listed shortly. Packs to include large needles, thread, 'leather' ties and beads and purses to come in a choice of coloured felts. In the meantime please don't hesitate to call/email us with any requests ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Craft Activities for Teenagers and Twenties

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What crafts are there for teenagers and twenty-somethings when the pottery painting shop is closed or has been done before?

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Well, there's découpage using PVA glue and papers of your choice: we have even had great results using the Beano with a light white wash over the surface.

Or there's friendship bracelet making - all you need are some threads, beads, wools, and a great pattern from the web.

Or there's fabric painting with 3D, glossy, glittery or matt fabric paints. Simples.

And so rewarding. Thanks to Amy, Alice and Katie for lending their samples.

 

 

 

 

New Products from Avenue Mandarine

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We are very pleased to be able to list some of the amazing Avenue Mandarine art and craft products in time for Christmas.

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