HIS Kids Crafts: Sonshine Paper Plate Craft

HIS Kids Feature Craft #4 July 2009

(Not intended for children under 3 years of age. Adult supervision recommended.)

Craft “Purpose-filled” Benefits: Manual Dexterity, Patterns, Shapes, Color Patterns, Seasons, Nature, Solar System, Faith-Sharing, Family Cohesiveness.

Materials Needed:
Paper Plate
Construction Paper (yellow & orange)
*Optional* Child’s Photo

*Note to parents: This craft is easily adaptable for multiple children. It is fun for the kids to do this craft together, using the many different sized hands of the children in the family . . . Maybe the adults too!*

1. Fold construction paper. Trace your child’s hand on the construction paper. Create at lest 10 hands. Cut out the hand tracings.

2. Glue a circle of handprints, with fingers pointed outward from the plate, around the outside of the plate, alternating yellow and orange handprints. The fingers become the sunbeams.

3. Glue a second layer of handprints, with fingers pointing outwards, just inside the first circle.

4. Cut out the yellow construction paper circle, or use a photo of yourself to give your “Sonshine” a great smiley face . . . your's.

5. Discuss the summer season, the importance of the sun in our daily lives and the position of the sun in the solar system. You can talk about how the sun is like Christ, shining His saving light into our lives. Discuss with your child how we are to be like “stars in the universe” and why sharing Christ is so important to your family.
We pray you have been blessed by the quality time you just enjoyed with your child.

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HIS Kids Craft: Craft Stick Flag

HIS Kids Feature Craft #1 July 2009

(Not intended for children under 3 years of age. Adult supervision recommended.)

Craft “Purpose-filled” Benefits: Manual Dexterity, Patriotism, Patterns, Sense of Accomplishment, Faith in government, American Heritage.

Materials Needed:
Craft Sticks
Paint Brush
Blue Construction Paper (cut into small 3x3 square)

1. Paint 5 craft sticks red and 4 craft sticks white. Allow to dry for a few minutes.

2. Glue sticks together in an alternating pattern by gluing them on to one craft stick on the right side and two additional (cut) craft sticks, one in the center and one on the left side of flag. Allow to dry.

3. Glue blue construction paper square to the upper left hand corner of the flag.

4. Glue your silver sequins on the blue construction paper to represent stars.

5. When glue has completely dried, turn flag over and add the additional craft stick to make a pole for your flag.

6. Discuss with your child the meaning of the American Flag in our daily lives. Discuss the correct symbolism of the American Flag (13 red and white stripes represents the 13 colonies and 50 stars represents the 50 US states). Talk about why freedom was important to the founding fathers and why they fought for independence.

For HIS Kids . . . For HIS Glory! Love: The Macs

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Happy Crafting & Family Funning!
Heather Mac
Senior Crafter


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HIS Kids Craft: Finger Prints Flower Jar

HIS Kids Craft: Finger Prints Flower Jar

(This craft is not intended for children under the Age of 3. Adult supervision is recommended.)

Materials Needed: Jar or Babyfood Jar (you can also use clear plastic cups & make little pots for planting), tempra paints

1. Dip your finger tips into the paint and dot onto the glass jar to form flower petals of the flowers you are creating.
2. Now, Repeat the process to dot on the flower centers - - - alternate the colors.
3. Let the paint dry.
4. Now, mix your yellow and blue to make green. Use your paint brush to paint small leaves next to each flower you have created.

Use your vase to place you’re HKC Paper Flowers

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God Keeps His Promises Banner Craft {Family Table Time}

Crafting time can also be a great time to draw your child into greater  opportunities to learn as a family.  Family centered learning and discussion are great building blocks for every well-balanced child.  Children enjoy every opportunity to use glue, colors, paint, sequence, glitter ... and well just love to get their hands on some major potential mess-maker!

We have enjoyed lots of reading, lively discussion, crafting, hands-on fun and fellowship doing FAMILY TABLE TIME LESSONS together over the years.  Using a little glue, some simple crafting supplies and a little focus, you can begin discussing God's goodness with your child. 

TABLE TIME LESSON: God Keeps His Promises

Read aloud Genesis Chapter 15 together.
We loved to use the The Beginners Bible when the kids were smaller.

Ask your children to tell you what they know about God keeping His promises after hearing this story. 

Here are some addition Table Top Discussion "Starters":
  • Discuss as a family about Abraham and the covenant that God made with him.  What exactly IS a covenant?  Look up the word in the dictionary.
  • Why is the covenant still important to us today?  
  • Has anyone ever broken a promise to you?  
  • How did it make you feel? 
Now, you can help you child explore the joy of knowing God ALWAYS keeps His promises. 
  • Give your children some blank paper and ask them to draw a picture of a time that God has kept His promise to them.
  • Ask your child to write a list of five reasons that they are thankful for God's faithfulness in  keeping His promises.  You can use a blank journal to begin your thankfulness journal.  If your younger children are not yet writing, you can write there answers down for them and then let them color or decorate their page.


Crafter Level: This craft is not intended for children under the Age of 3, BUT littler children can easily complete this simple craft with hand-over-hand method.

Materials You Will Need: 
  • 4 Large Star Cut-Outs (we pre-cut our stars using a cookie cutter)

1.  Glue your sequin stars all over your blue construction piece (banner).

2.  Punch 2 holes on the top of banner. Now, thread your yard into the holes provided. Thread it from the back of you banner to the front. 

3. Write “God Keeps His Promises” one your stars. One word per star & glue to banner.
 4.  Next glue your craft sticks to you banner. Glue 1 stick to the bottom of banner & the other stick directly on top of pre-punched holes at the top of your banner. This should help secure your yarn to your banner. 

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-----> GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES Table Time Lesson for Noah

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