Alphabet Wall: Making…g is for good news

It was really hard to resist pouncing on the ideas of “I bring you good news of great joy” and “Glory to God in the highest” for the letter g. But they turned out to be rather complicated concepts for DD.

Nevertheless, this blog is after all, all about our trials and errors, so I’ll post it up anyway and let you, the reader, form your own judgements. Maybe I’ll think of another g craft sometime down the road. Maybe I won’t. I dunno…in any case, we had a good afternoon of painting.  😀

You will need the following materials: Artblock sheet, paints, paintbrushes, palette, scissors, pencil.

1. With the pencil, trace out the picture you want to paint. I drew an angel, a star, two shepherds and two small g’s.

2. Take a second sheet of paper, place it on top of the first so they’re in alignment and hold them up to the light. Trace out the picture from the first sheet.
3. Cut out selected portions on the second sheet. This will form a stencil of sorts. (I do this because I find that if I don’t the whole sheet will end up a mish-mash of colours…great if it’s freestyle art, but that’s for another time…)

4. Mix the paints, hold the stencil in place for your child, and off we go then.

5. Lastly, have your child trace out the letter g using the paintbrush.  Done!

 Luke 2: 8 – 14 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

 13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
 14“Glory to God in the highest,
      and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”


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