Today I wanted to share a craft my preschool Sunday school class made to go with the story of Joseph and the coat of many colors. We have been crafting through The Jesus Storybook Bible and this was the next story in the book.
Genesis 37:3 (NKJV) Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many colors.
I thought of making a puppet after seeing an idea on Prekinders. However, I changed the idea by using strips of construction paper instead of rainbow colored fabric. This made the craft even more hands-on.
I gave the children a choice of whether they wanted to glue the strips on in a pattern or if they wanted to cut them up to make a patchwork quilt effect. I think both ways are cute and the kids had a lot of fun with their puppets.
- Paper Lunch Sack
- Multiple Colors of Construction Paper
- Wiggly Eyes
- Cut the construction paper into strips that are about 1 inches wide by the width of the paper sack (a paper cutter makes short work of this).
- Glue the strips along the side of the paper sack (both sides could be covered or just one).
- Draw a face on the flap of the sack and glue on the wiggly eyes.
Optional: Cut the paper into small pieces and glue onto the sack in random order for a patchwork effect.
This was an easy craft that all of the kids enjoyed. I was surprised by how many days my kids had fun playing with their puppets.
I am excited to be part of a Jesus Storybook Bible Blog Hop that My Mundane and Miraculous Life is hosting. Be sure to check out all of the great crafts and activities others have created to go with this wonderful book.