Paper Doll Craft for Cubbies Bear Hug 14
This week’s AWANA Cubbies craft focuses on the verse, “Let the little children come to Me…” – Mark 10:14 The Bible story is about the children wanting to come to Jesus. Other adults are trying to get the kids to leave Jesus alone, but Jesus will have nothing to do with that idea. “Let the little children come to Me.” Doesn’t that create a beautiful picture of our Savior? In a time and society where little honor was brought to children or women for that matter, Jesus demonstrated a different opinion. He showed value in the children. He reached out and obviously has a great love for children. In Matthew 18:3 Jesus says, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” He sees a child’s faith and hope. It was set up as a standard to obtain. I wanted to demonstrate to the Cubbies this week that they are valued by God. I wanted them to be able to create a paper doll of themselves.
With most of the crafts on my site I want to create them with my kids. However, this Cubbies series is different. Because my daughter will be doing it at Cubbies and I have just volunteered to come up with the crafts and prep them for the teachers, I just do these samples on my own. They are obviously made by an adult and a child’s version will look different. It has actually been really fun to have my daughter come home from Cubbies each week with her own version. I should take a picture of them and add them to the posts.
My wonderful husband, who serves well and has a gift in working with technology, created these created these great paper doll silhouettes for you as a free printable. Here is the boy outline printable. Here is the girl outline printable.
It is now time to raid the craft closet. You can use yarn, stickers, buttons, google eyes, sequins, puff balls, ribbon, lace, foam, felt, beads, markers, crayons, feathers, popsicle sticks or any other kinds of craft supplies the kids might enjoy using to create garments for themselves.
The kids will glue cut and glue down whatever they want to decorate their own paper dolls. This can be a reminder of how Jesus loves children. Jesus loves them. You could also write the Cubbies verse on these printouts.