A Shining Star

A craft children can hang up in their room or their Christmas tree.

TOPICS:

Christmas, Light, Witnessing

MATERIALS:

Fun Foam*
Star Template [PDF] Click here
Permanent Markers or Pens
Glitter, Glue, Ribbons
Scissors

DURATION:

Approximately 15 minutes

star picture

PREPARATION:

One week ahead of time, ask parents to bring a small picture of their child to the next class. Explain that the face of the child will be cut out from the picture, and the children will be using them to make an ornament in class. If pictures are not available, stickers or faces cut out from magazines will also work.  

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

Have the kids use light colored Fun Foam to cut out one or more stars using the star template. Then punch a hole at the end of one point and tie a ribbon through the hole making a loop to hang the star. The children can then cut out their face from the picture and glue it to the center of the star. Have them add glitter to the edge of the star.

WHAT YOU WILL SAY:

As believers in Jesus, we should shine for Him. This way people who don't know Jesus can find Him by our shining light. The Bible says: "Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)

* Fun Foam can be purchased at most Arts & Craft stores, or you can substitute construction paper.