I am really excited about our new do-it-for-others project: Making awards for Sunday School children in African villages!!
(This was planned before I knew I was going to Kenya with Compassion Bloggers in March!)
This is a simple project that requires cutting, gluing and copying African words on paper. ANYONE can do it! There are very specific instructions though.
Instructions for Bible awards:
Ask your friends, family & church to save their used greeting cards. From the card fronts cut out basic shapes – hearts, stars, circles, etc. from the templates we provide. ONE SHAPE PER CARD (should take up most of the card, so when you copy them, enlarge them too).
My mother-in-law handed me a pile of Christmas cards she had saved for the grandkids to play with. I eagerly snatched them up! (If you don’t have used greeting cards, you could also make this project from scrapbook card stock).
We also provide Bible verses or slogans in African languages, make copies then cut each verse out with fancy scissors if available, otherwise regular scissors are fine.
Paste a Bible verse or slogan on the front (picture side) of each cut out. It does not matter what is on the back, most kids hang them on the wall.
TheAfrica Shaped Awards- When making the Africa Shaped award it is important that they be made only from white or solid color, picture free cards or cardstock. You can trace Africa shapes onto white or plain card backs — it is okay for the back of the award to have pictures or writing, but the front, where you will glue the slogan, should be plain. Only use the slogan “Pray for the children of Africa” for this award.
Finishing the Project: Punch a hole in the top, thread a short piece of embroidery floss through, and tie.
Send whatever you can complete to me and I will pack like shapes in groups of 50. I will put each group in a small plastic bag such as what the newspaper carriers use.
Shapes are used as awards to encourage African Sunday school children!
Please email me (email@example.com) for my P.O. box.
Project Deadline is March 1st.
We are working in conjunction with:
Every Child Ministries 25 years going the distance “for the forgotten children of Africa” 1985-2010 VISIT OUR WEBSITE ! www.ecmafrica.org
Please ONLY leave a comment if you think you’re going to contribute to this worthy project!
HI! I'm Kristen. I'm here to encourage you as a wife and mom and remind you there's a little bit of THAT family in all of us. I write books, run Mercy House and try to remember I am third (God first, others second). I'm glad you're here.