Thursday, 27 August 2015

Strength in Christ Wool Craft

This craft is very messy, requires some patience and is very effective for exploring the idea of Jesus giving us the strength we need (e.g when looking at verses such as Philippians 4:13).

You will need: wool, PVA (white) glue, greaseproof or waxed paper, string, at least 24 hours!

 Cut lengths of wool and dip them in PVA.  Cover the strands quite thickly and be prepared to get very messy and sticky.  

Arrange the wool in patterns on top of the greaseproof paper.  We made crosses but you can do anything!  Make sure that each strand of wool connects with at least one other strand so that they will stick together when the project dries.

Now wait AT LEAST 24 hours for your artwork to dry.  The wool will stiffen.  Even if you think it is dry- wait!  

Carefully pull the dried projects off the paper and thread some string through them so that they can be hung in windows or from door handles.

Talk about:

  • sometimes we find things hard and don't know how we are going to manage.  This is when we can call on Jesus to help us to have the strength we need to get through the hard times.  When the glue has dried, you can't see it, but it is making the soft wool strong enough to stand in a way it couldn't before.
  • Use this illustration when thinking about the armour of God, Verses such as Philippians 4:13 or even stories like David or Esther, where unexpected people get the strength they need.
Have fun getting messy!

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