Help your children better understand God’s appointed time of Yom Kippur. The Jonah Craft gives them an opportunity to use their creativity as an open door to have a deeper encounter with the love and forgiveness of God.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”—Proverbs 22:6
List of supplies needed:
- Uncoated paper plate – An uncoated paper plate is important for the paint to adhere to the plate. An upside- uncoated paper plates are also less expensive!
- Grey washable or acrylic paint
- Sea blue washable or acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Wooden craft stick – This should be a standard size popsicle stick or longer.
- White paper
- Glue stick
- (1) large wiggle eye
- Newspaper or plastic sheet to protect the painting surface
Step by step instructions:
MAKE A JONAH AND THE BIG FISH CRAFT…
- Cover a flat surface with newspaper or plastic so that you have a space to paint and do your craft.
- Paint a paper plate with gray and/or blue paint.
- Cut a triangle out from the edge of the plate, creating an “open mouth” shape.
- Glue the point of the triangle to back of the paper plate, creating a tail.
- Attach “wiggly eyes” to the big fish above where the triangle was cut.
- Get a plain sheet of paper and draw Jonah on the paper.
- Cut out Jonah and glue him to a craft stick.
- Cut a rectangle shape out of the plain paper, creating a pocket that will hold the craft stick glued to Jonah. Glue the top and bottom edges of the piece of paper to the back of the fish.
- Place the craft stick in the pocket so Jonah is in the mouth of the fish.