Beatititude Crafts For Sunday School - General
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Folding Craft Sticks Beatitudes Craft for Kids
The craft sticks are taped together so that when the craft sticks are pushed together from the top and bottom of the stack they fan fold up into a compact stack of sticks for storage. This craft is great to use as a memorization tool. Children can test themselves by unfolding one section at a time to reveal the next Beatitude.
What you will need:
Woodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" 50/Pkg - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape. *You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger canvas.
3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)
Permanent Markers, Crayons, or Colored Pencils - (The washable markers don't work well because they smear.)
How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Canvas:
1. Cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.
2. Place two sticks together, side by side, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape.
3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.
4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together. (See Diagram.)
5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.
6. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.
Children can use permanent markers, pens, or colored pencils to write the Bible verse on the sticks and then decorate them. They can also draw a picture on the back of the sticks that represent the Ten Commandments.
If a child messes up while working on his canvas, you can pull off the tape where he messed up and replace it with new tape.
These folding craft stick canvases can also be used for many other purposes. You can also be used to make greeting cards for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Birthdays.
View a Video on Youtube showing how to make this craft.
Beatitudes Folding Craft Sticks Patterns
You can buy this Beatitudes printable pattern that can be glued to the craft stick canvas and then cut. Watch a video on how to make the No-tape, Folding Craft Stick Craft on the Father's Day Crafts Page.
How to Make the No-tape, Folding Craft Stick Cards:
1. Print out the pattern that matches the size of your craft sticks.
2. Line up nine jumbo crafts sticks or mini-jumbo craft sticks one on top of the other.
3. Spread glue on the back of a cardstock square and stick it to the middle of the craft sticks pressing down and out from the middle of the paper.
4. Turn the craft sticks over and glue another piece of cardstock to the back.
5. Let the glue dry completely. This could take up to an hour. When the glue is completely dry use an Exacto knife or box cutter to cut the paper. On one side carefully cut the paper in the space between the first and second craft stick.
Do not cut all the way through to the paper on the other side. Skip the next space and cut the space between the third and fourth craft sticks. Skip the next space and the top paper between the fifth and sixth craft sticks.
6. Turn the card over and cut the paper in the space between the second and third craft sticks, the fourth and fifth, and the sixth and seventh.
7. Carefully fold up the craft sticks.
8. In class have your children color and decorate their folding cards. They can also draw their own designs on the back of the sticks.
Watch a Video on How to Make the No-tape, Folding Craft Stick Cards:
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I love the way these lessons are laid out. Sooo many choices to use for a class no way could you use them all in one lesson, but it gives so many that you have no need to search else where for class materials!!! Thanks for obeying God's ministry for you!!!! 4/21/13