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The Perfect Homemade Playdough

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Are you looking for the perfect homemade playdough recipe. Look no more.

This playdough recipe is simple and the results are fantastic; silky and smooth playdough.

Playdough

If you are looking for a recipe that does not include cream of tartar, good luck. I have spent years looking for that elusive unicorn with no luck. If you find a recipe that does not include cream of tartar the results are not as ideal. The dough is either too crumbly, sticky or lumpy.

Keep your eyes out for when cream of tartar goes on sale in your local supermarket or buy it in bulk on Amazon. The extra cost is really worth it.

This recipe will make enough playdough for four medium sized balls or you can make large batches of a single color.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup salt
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Food Coloring
Instructions
  1. Add the flour, salt, and cream of tartar into a large saucepan.
  2. Add in the oil and water. Make sure that there are no lumps.
  3. If you will be doing one large batch add in your food coloring until you get the desired color intensity. If you will be doing a variety of colors leave the food coloring out.
  4. Place the large saucepan on medium heat and continually stir. You know it is done when it forms into a ball and pulls away from the sides of the saucepan.
  5. If you did not make a large batch, divide the dough into four equal pieces.
  6. Add a different color of food coloring to each piece.
  7. Kneed the dough to incorporate the food coloring.
As long as you keep your playdough stored in either an airtight container or a ziplock bag it will last for months.
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Adam And Eve Paper Dolls

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Looking for a new way to tell the story of Adam and Eve? Well why not tell the story using paper dolls. The best part about these dolls is that the children can make them as a craft and then use them to retell the story to their friends and family.

Adam 3

Adam And Eve Created

Adam 1

Adam And Eve When They Fell

Adam 2

Adam And Eve When God Clothed Them

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out all of the pieces.
  3. Glue the hair pieces to the bodies.
  4. Using double sided tape stick on the fig leaves to the bodies when you reach that part of the story.
  5. Using double sided tape stick on the clothes over the fig leaves when you reach that part of the story.

If you like you can have three separate dolls for both Adam and Eve. A separate doll for each part of the story.

In The Beginning Bookmark

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“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

This cute bookmark will serve as a constant reminder that God is the creator and sustainer of everything.

In The Beginning Bookmark 1

In The Beginning Bookmark 2

Instructions

  1. Print the templates. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out all of the pieces.
  3. Grab the blank rectangle and trace it twice onto construction paper.
  4. Cut out the rectangles.
  5. Glue the “in the beginning” template onto one of the construction paper cut outs.
  6. Glue the cloud and z’s to the back of the large template. In between the 5 middle spaces.
  7. After the cloud and z’s have dried, on the other side, fold on the solid lines creating a crease. Do this for all of the solid lines. The rectangle will fold in on itself into one visible rectangle.
  8. Add glue to the back of the 1st day square and stick it on the back of the “in the beginning” piece.
  9. Finally add glue on the empty rectangle, right after the sixth day, and stick it onto the last construction paper piece.

Your kids can now go over the story of creation at any time and will have a wonderful tool to share the story with their friends.

Sheep Puppet

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Sheep Puppet

Kids will love making the sheep puppet and reenacting Bible stories. You can even use the puppet to teach your lesson. This craft is very versatile and can be used for different Bible stories. It can be used for:

  • The story of Cain and Abel’s offerings to God. (Genesis 4)
  • The description of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. (John 10:1-17)
  • The Biblical description of Jesus as The Lamb of God. (John 1:29-35)
  • Jesus sacrificial death. (Isaiah 53)
  • Psalm 23
  • The shepherds visiting Christ on the night of His birth. (Luke 2:7-20)
  • Israel’s practice of burnt offerings.
  • The Passover. (Exodus 12)
  • The story of David. (1 Samuel 17)
  • The description of false teachers and prophets as wolves in sheeps clothing. (Matthew 7:15-20)
  • Teaching about the final judgement. (Matthew 25:32-33)

Instructions

  1. Print the template page onto a sheet of cardstock. (Template)
  2. Color the arms.
  3. Cut out each piece.
  4. Glue the arms to the body of the sheep.
  5. Assemble the head by first gluing on the ears and then the top wool.
  6. Glue the head onto the body of the sheep.
  7. Finally cut out the two ovals to make the finger holes.

You can also glue pieces of cotton balls to the body and head of the sheep.

Days Of Creation Wheel

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The Days Of Creation Wheel is a good way to share the story of God creating the world. Each wedge tells the story of what God did on that day of creation. This would make a great take home reminder of the lesson.

Days Of Creation Wheel

Instructions

  1. Print the templates on cardstock. (Template)
  2. Color and cut them out.
  3. Make a small hole into the middle of the circles and stick a metal brad through it. Open and bend the legs.

Cloud Dough

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This dough has a great consistency.  It goes from powdery one moment to  moldable wet sand the next. Plus it smells wonderful. Your kids will have hours of fun!

Cloud Dough

Ingredients

  • 8 cups flour
  • 1 cup baby oil

Instructions

  1. Combine all the  ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Place the dough into a large tray.
  3. Lay the tray on a table or other flat surface (I recommend using this dough outside since it can get all over the place). Put small containers and plastic toys in the tray with the dough. You and your kiddos will have tons of fun!

God The Creator And Sustainer

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You can find dozens and dozens of crafts online to help you teach the kiddos that God is the Creator. Many times we forget to emphasize to  the kids that He is also our sustainer.

God not only created everything around us, but He has total control over everything we see. Make this an emphasis to the kiddos. Tell them every day they wake up it is   because God has given them life. God makes the sun come up. He blesses us with food for our tables. He is very merciful towards us each and every day.

“You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the works of Your hands.” Hebrews 1:10

God Creator And Sustainer

Instructions

  1. Color a paper plate blue.
  2. Print the template and cut out all the pieces. (Template)
  3. Cut out pieces of green construction paper or tissue paper.
  4. Glue them onto the continents.
  5. Then cut out any overhang leaving perfect shapes.
  6. Glue the finished continents onto the painted paper plate.
  7. Cut of any excess overhang to leave a perfect round paper plate.
  8. Trace a pair of hands onto brown or tan construction paper. I suggest that you use an adults hands for this.
  9. Cut them out.
  10. Glue the hands behind the globe, thumbs facing out.
  11. Finally bend the fingers twice, to have them coming in. As if the hands were holding up the globe.

Days Of Creation

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This craft project about the days of creation would be a great add-on to any Sunday School lesson. You can always  use the craft to re-tell the Bible story after the kiddos are done making it.

Days Of Creation

This craft will require some prep work.

Instructions

  1. Print out the templates. (Template)
  2. Cut out each image and trace it onto the colored construction paper of your choice.
  3. Cut them out and glue them onto the designated number.
  4. Cut off any overhang of construction paper from the numbers.
  5. Glue the numbers onto  cardstock.
  6. Cut out the  numbers leaving a small white border around the number.

White Dove

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Dove

This craft can be done for different bible stories and adapted for each one. It is very versatile. It can be used for:

  •  Teaching children the story of Noah. (Genesis 6-9) You can add a branch to the birds mouth for this story.
  • Teaching children when Jesus was baptized. (Matthew 3)
  •  Or you can teach about who the Holy Spirit is.

If you have any other ideas about what other bible stories this craft can be applied to I would love to read them in the comments section.

Instructions

  1. Print out the templates. (Template)
  2. Cut out the body, the wings and the feathers.
  3. Snip each individual feather around the border of the feather. (For a nice effect, before snipping the feathers, crumble them up, then snip each individual feather around the border).
  4. Then glue the feathers onto each wing. (Eight on the bottom and six on the top).
  5. Glue the wings to the body.
  6. Finally color in the beak. If the child chooses he can draw on the feet.