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Snowflake Paper Cutting

A finished snowflake

Theme:

A paper cutting for kids to learn that shows how Jesus forgives our sins, changes us, and makes us clean and pure like snow.

Materials Needed:

A4 sheets of white paper.
Printed out copies of the craft patterns below.
Scissors.

Click here for Snowflake Cutting Steps

The Effect:

The paper is folded and then a series of cuts are made before the cutting is unfolded to display the completed snowflake.

 

Making the Plaque:

  1. Cut a circle of white paper at least 150mm diameter (see the Snowflake Cutting Steps).
  2. Fold in this in half (Fold 1), and then fold this into three even sections (Folds 2 and 3).
  3. Cut out a snowflake design or follow the design shown.
  4. Open up and display the completed snowflake.

 

All have Sinned:

The Bible says that we all have sinned and come short of God's glory (Romans 3:23).  This means that we can never measure up to God's standard and the penalty for our sin is eternal separation from God (Romans 6:23).

However, this verse also assures us that there is forgiveness for our sins and that God promises to give us eternal life.  We can have this if we accept Jesus as our Saviour and ask for forgiveness for all the sins and bad things we have ever done.

It does not matter how bad we have been because Isaiah 1:18 says:

"Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow."

Jesus Changes Us:

This means that Jesus will live in our heart and change us into one of God's children and make us into a new creation.  He will change our desires so that we will want to love and serve God with all our hearts.  So I am going to take this sheet of paper and fold it and then cut it to show how God changes us.

Now I will open it up and we can see that our life has been changed into a snowflake.  Snow looks white but each snowflake is actually crystal clear.  Just as God will forgive our sins and make us white as snow.  This means that God cleanses away our sins and makes our hearts perfectly clean so that Jesus can come in and be our Saviour, Lord and Friend.

We also need to pray every day because we often slip up and do and say things that we shouldn't.  All we need to remember, is to ask God to cleanse us again, and to forgive and wash away our sins, because we are His beloved children!

God bless.

 

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