Flame: Strength in Christ Yarn Craft

This craft is very messy, requires some patience and is very effective for exploring the idea of Jesus giving us the strength we need (e.g when looking at verses such as Philippians 4:13).

You will need: scissors, clear-drying glue, wax paper, yarn or string, at least 24 hours!

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Cut lengths of yarn or string and dip them in glue. Cover the strands quite thickly and be prepared to get very messy and sticky.

Arrange the yarn in patterns on top of the wax paper. We made crosses but you can do anything! Make sure that each strand of connects with at least one other strand so that they will stick together when the project dries.

Now wait at least 24 hours for your artwork to dry. The yarn will stiffen. Even if you think it’s dry, wait!

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Carefully pull the dried projects off the waxed paper and thread some string through them so that they can be hung in windows or from door handles.

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Talk about:
• Sometimes we find things hard and don’t know how we’re going to manage. This is when we can call on Jesus to give us the strength we need to get through the hard times. When the glue has dried, you can’t see it, but it is making the soft yarn strong enough to stand in a way it couldn’t before.
• Use this illustration when thinking about the armor of God, Philippians 4:13, or even stories like those of David and Esther, where unexpected people get the strength they need.

Have fun getting messy!

This post first appeared at Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry.

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