Thursday, March 25, 2010

Long Break

Things have been a bit hectic, I had a rather pressing “craft project" at work which kept me occupied for the last couple of weeks, so I have not been able to post. (See below)
I have not even able to get my cycle training in. But I am now back training and blogging.
Juliet conducted her monthly craft class and we had a house full of gals and guys, to try their hand at book binding. (More of that in a later post)

For this post we have another wonderful project from Shelly Julian, for Lesson 1 of Book 3.
"O God guide me. Protect me.
Make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star.
Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful."

We made very brilliant stars!

• Pad of glitter paper (Wal-Mart - scrap booking section - this pad of paper had enough sheets for 3 different projects.)
• Print-outs with prayer on card stock
• 9 pointed star templates / stencils
• Glitter glue / paint
• Shiny, glittery star stickers
• Stapler
• Double-sided sticky tape
• Round magnets w/ adhesive on one side (Peel the paper off the back like a sticker - Wal-Mart sells large packs of these, and one pack will last for many projects.)

This craft is so fun because the results are spectacular. The children in our class are young (ages 5-11), so we traced two sizes of 9 pointed stars, and cut them out ahead of time. If you have older students, and more time, you could provide the stencils, pencils, glitter paper, and scissors and let the students trace and cut out the stars. We provided the stars, double-sided sticky tape, glitter glue, and stickers, and our students assembled their creations. When they were done, we stapled the prayer to the bottom of each star, and placed one or two adhesive magnets to the back, so that the stars could hang on the refrigerator.

Planning to post again soon

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tao of Craft

Please take a look at Carrie Fidance's Tao of Craft blog.
There are lots of great ideas for your Bahá’í activities.