Friday, May 6, 2011

GEMS Mother's Day craft

I want to share a craft we made at GEMS  girls' club tonight. GEMS is an international Christian program for girls age 7-12. I liken it to Brownies and Girl Guides, with a Christian perspective brought into play. Since my co-facilitator had the big resource book with all the badge ideas, devotionals, and lesson plans (which was my fault, I forgot to ask to borrow it!) , I used  my favorite source: Google. (key words "Mother's Day craft" and "Sunday School." The quotations marks help; I don't think the capitals matter). I decided to do a Mother's Day project, because, well, it was an obvious choice and I was too lazy to think of anything else, especially since I needed to link it to a Bible verse. We did a craft based on Ephesians 5:1-2.

After we talked about the verses, we made paper flowers with pipe cleaner stems. On each petal the girls wrote one way they would 'walk in love' and be a 'fragrant offering to their moms' or they wrote how their moms did that (i.e. things they love about their moms).  Some girls used a template to trace their flower petals and some made them free hand.

Some girls made their flower petals with all cardstock:

Some used patterned paper:

A couple of girls mounted their flowers on to another piece of cardstock, treating the flowers as part of a Mother's Day card.

If you'd like the full instructions for this lesson you can find it here. Note that despite what it says on the webpage, they do not give you a flower template. At least, if they did, I couldn't find it and it seems other users couldn't either. So I did a separate search for that, which I will leave for you to do on  your own, as each leader will have their own preferences for the style of flower they like.


Becky said...

This is so cute.

The Mama Monkey said...

This is darling! What a fun craft!