By Rev. Doug Forbes
Many of our Bible stories mention angels, which especially interest our younger children. Evan’s angel, named for my third grandson, will help you to reinforce your next lesson on angels and help your students remember the Bible story.
To make Evan’s Angel you need: Bibles, Bible concordances, white and blue construction paper, glue, tape, silver chenille wire and fine tipped markers.
To begin your project trace each child’s feet on white construction paper, tracing the right foot twice. Cut out the outlines and glue the heel of the right foot over the heel of the left foot at approximately a 120-degree angle to form outstretched angel’s wings. Glue the extra footprint over the first two, making the heel the head of your angel. Draw a face on your angel using fine–tipped markers. The toes will be the bottom of the angel’s flowing robe.
Trace a heart on blue construction paper large enough to be a vest for your angel. Cut out the heart and glue it on your angel so that it looks like a vest. Using a dark, fine-point marker, the students can write a Bible verse about angels that relates to your lesson.
Some Bible stories about angels are: an angel rescues three friends from the fiery furnace – Daniel 3:8-30, an angel protects Daniel in the lion’s Den – Daniel 6:16-28, an angel talks to Gideon – Judges 6:1-24, God sent Gabriel to Zechariah to announce the birth of John the Baptist – Luke 1:5-25, an angel visits Mary – Luke 1:26-38, the angels tell the good news of Jesus’ birth to the shepherds – Luke 2:8-20, and an angel frees Peter – Acts 12:1-19.
To finish your angel, make a halo using a piece of silver chenille wire. Tape the stem of the halo to the back of your angel. The result should be a beautiful angel that reinforces the Bible lesson and puts smiles on the faces of your students and their parents.