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Bible Bookmark

Finished bookmark

Today's Activity:

Here's a bookmark card to encourage children to read the Bible.

Materials Needed:

A4 sheets of white or coloured paper.
An electric iron.
Pieces of scrap cloth about 400mm square.
For each child:
A copy of the Bookmark pattern below.
A piece of wax paper 12cm square.
Wax crayons.
Coloured crayons or Koki's.
Scissors.
Craft knife.
Glue Sticks.
Sellotape.

Click here for the Bookmark Pattern

Making the Bookmark:

  1. Cut out the bookmark and fold along the dotted line.
  2. Use a craft knife to carefully cut out the candle window through both sides of the folded paper.
  3. Fold a piece of wax paper in half and use the edge of a knife to scrape flakes of various wax crayon colours onto one inside flap of the wax paper.
  4. Use both dark and light colours to give a pleasing effect to the candle and flame.
  5. Close the fold and lay the piece of wax paper between two cloths and press with a hot iron to make the stained glass window.
  6. Trim the edges of the wax paper so it will fit inside the window of the bookmark and anchor it with small pieces of Sellotape.
  7. Glue all around the edges of the bookmark including the fold, and press together to complete the bookmark.
  8. The children can then decorate their bookmark and verse.
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Introduction:

The verse from Isaiah 58:11 comes from a passage showing that we need to serve God and love Him with all of our hearts.  If we do, then the promise is that the Lord will guide us always.  The verses go on to say that our lives will then be like a well-watered garden in the middle of a dry and thirsty land.

I want my life to be like that, and I am sure that you do too!  Put your Bookmarks in your Bible and they will remind you to read a portion every day.  Let's pray now and ask Jesus to help us to please Him in all we do and say.  We will then be like the candle in our bookmark when we hold it up to the light, and everybody will see the love of Jesus shining out of our lives.

God bless!

 

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