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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sunday School Craft--Shield of Faith with Balloon Battle

It's been awhile since I've shared a
Sunday School craft with you.

Today it's a Shield of Faith.

(You know you're not supposed to leave home without your shield of faith, right?)




Christians are commanded to be strong in the Lord. 
To put on the full armor of God daily. 

 
"Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
(Ephesians 6:10-11.)


In addition to this, take up the shield of faith,
with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one."  (Ephesians 6:14-17.)


We are to take up our shield of faith...and that's exactly what we did!

Supplies needed:

-         1 black paper plate
         (find at Dollar Store.)

-         1 (12”) inch sheet of   aluminum foil

-         scissors

-         glue stick

-         1 plastic straw

-         tape (masking)

-         balloon


Directions:


1.    Cut foil into strips and then into small squares.




2.    Using a glue stick, adhere squares to the (front) black side of the paper plate. 




Make a pattern of a cross.


The shield will take on many different looks depending on the ages of your kids/students.


3.    Bend the straw and tape the ends to the back of the paper plate-
to create a handle.

      (It's not so much a handle, but a place for the hand to slip through...
yes, I guess that's called a handle, too.)


4.    Blow up a balloon and tie. 
(I did not think flaming arrows were appropriate for Sunday School, so we settled on a balloon.  You could draw arrows on the balloon with a Sharpie if you wanted to.)

 



5.    Get with a partner and paddle the balloon back and forth with the shields.  Have the kids shout "I have faith in God!" or "God is on my side!" every time you hit the balloon.
         (I love crafts that kids can play with!  So much fun!)
 


Stand firm, friends...and take up your shield of faith!



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2 comments :

  1. I love this idea! How fun and great teaching tool!

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  2. This is great! I teach Sunday School and will LOVE to give this a try. Love the idea of making it a game with the balloon!

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