The first thing we did was to cut out two pieces of wax paper the size our our shoe box. I also cut out four little figures on black stock paper. Meanwhile, the girls ripped up red, orange and cream colored tissue paper that would become our fire.
The next thing we did was spread some glue all over the wax paper. Then we stuck down our figures and put the tissue paper (red on bottom, orange on the next level and cream toward the top) on top of that. We then covered the entire thing by the other wax paper.
Then, cut a rectangle hole in the bottom of the box, stick glue down and blue your wax paper to the box. When it dries, we added flame-less tea lights to the inside box to give a really cool effect. They flicker, so it really looks like a fire inside. I was so excited about the outcome.
This is great activity, I can’t wait to do it with my little ones! Just dropping by from Saturday Show & Tell.
Thanks for stopping by, Abby. I’d love to see pictures if you do it.
Totally Perfect!!! I’d love to have you share at my party…it JUST opened!!!
I have been so busy this week and have a hard time linking up in my normal spots this week. Maybe next week would be better. Thanks so much!
Great post! I love the way that you illustrated this Bible story. I can see my sons having fun doing this project, but also gaining a better understanding of God at work. Can’t wait for you to share with us this week!
You’ve been featured on Saturday Show & Tell this week! Thanks again for sharing!
Thank you so much, MacKenzie. I just tried a couple times to add your featured button, but I couldn’t get it to work. Would you want to send it to my email? email@example.com or just click through from my site. I tried to copy and paste from your site, and it just wasn’t working. Sorry. Thank you so much for featuring this. The character development stuff is at the heart of what my blog is all about, so it’s great to get that stuff more exposure. Thanks! I also was super excited about the results of this one.
We are doing this in our nursery class Sunday at church, except I’m having them sandwich the pieces between 2 sheets of clear contact paper. I can’t wait to see them doing this project…I think it will really help the story come alive for them! 🙂
This makes me really happy. We absolutely loved doing this. Please let me know how it goes!! Just glanced at your blog. Way to set your priorities in line. Blessings!
Wonderful! We just played with tissue paper last week, and we actually just memorized that verse the week before (for he letter F)! But this will be fun to do when we get to this Bible story! Thanks!
This has to be one of the most passive aggressive ways to mentally abuse your child. I’m shocked and appalled. Wow. Children making crafts of people burning for entirety. I don’t think you understand the damage od teaching kids about “hell” can do. I know first hand. You people shouldn’t be allowed to breed.
I’m not sure you’re familiar with the story. I’d encourage you to read it. This craft has nothing to do with people burning in hell. This craft is about God rescuing people. Here’s a summary, but it can be found in Daniel 3 – http://christianity.about.com/od/Old-Testament/a/Shadrach-Meshach-Abednego.htm I hope that is helpful in understanding it a bit better.
You are a rock star in your response to Kat!
Thank you so much! I have such a desire to respond with the grace that’s been given to me. I am so aware that I might be the only glimpse into Jesus, that I want respond well. Thanks for the encouragement!
This is child abuse, pure and simple. Why don’t you have them make a model of an atom? or something that wont scare them into submission for the rest of their lives.
Interesting perspective. I intended the story (which I believe to be true) to teach kids to trust God, have faith and be courageous to stand up for things, even when it’s challenging. It also shows how we can trust God because he proves himself faithful over and over. I understand people have different beliefs about God. I’m sorry you find it offensive, but I will continue to teach my kid about God and the love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control he offers.
Hey Angel, I also think that perhaps you, like another reader, aren’t familiar with the story and think this craft has something to do with hell, which it doesn’t. You could read the entire post to understand more or you can read a summary of the story here – http://christianity.about.com/od/Old-Testament/a/Shadrach-Meshach-Abednego.htm. It’s also found in Daniel 3 of the Bible. There may be some assumptions if you are just looking at the picture rather than reading the post.
This is for Angel and any others who are much too young to remember the sixties… We were terrified of atoms because we had air raid drills at our elementary schools so we would know what to do if we were bombed. Would you call that child abuse? People were making bomb shelters in their backyards and talking gloom and doom. I trusted the True andlLiving God to keep me safe. Either on this earth or in heaven with Him. I am praying that you read the Bible and come to know Jesus as your savior.
I have been praying for her too. From a couple of the comments, I am pretty sure these ladies have had some bad experience with people claiming to be acting “in God’s name.” I am sad for that. I think they also really misinterpreted the craft, believing that it was a craft about hell. Hopefully, this is an opportunity to learn more about this story for them.
Goodness, I think this is a great idea! Such a fun way to explain the story. Sad that people don’t read the whole story before making assumptions (referring to above comments).
Thanks so much! I wish they had read the post too. I would hate to have people thinking I was crafting about people burning in hell. That would be awful. The story portrayed here as so much depth. I’m glad you enjoyed the craft.
We used this idea in Sunday School today and it was a huge hit. Thank you for the great idea and the easy to follow instructions. The kids really enjoyed it.
Yay! I’m so glad you used this and enjoyed it. Thank you so much for letting me know. That brings a smile to my face.