By Rev. Doug Forbes
Yarn Art will bring your students favorite Bible stories to life in a fun and interesting manner. For the Yarn Art activity your need: Bibles, Bible concordances, colored yarn, tacky glue, pencils, scissors and construction paper.
Ask your students to use their Bibles and concordances to find their favorite Bible stories. Allow time for each child to share his or her favorite Bible story and it’s moral with the class.
Give your young people construction paper and ask them to draw out their favorite Bible story with a pencil using line drawings. Review the drawings and make corrections as needed. Have each child write the name of the story they have chosen and its Bible reference at the bottom of the paper.
Discuss with each child what colors of yarn they would like to use on their drawings, and help them measure and cut each piece to size by laying the yarn over the lines it will cover. Have the children squeeze out a thin line of tacky glue over each pencil line, and then press the yarn firmly over the glue.
Encourage your young people to show their artwork to their parents or guardians and share the Bible story and moral it represents.