Alphabet Wall: Making…q is for quail

The last time we tried making a collage, it kinda ended up in tears (literally!). At that time, I discovered DD hated having glue on her fingers. But since then, she’s now okay with getting her fingers reasonably messy for the sake of craft. 🙂

So we are going to try this again! This time round though, she is going to help me cut the circles for the Alphabet craft!  😀

You will need the following materials:  Old magazines, an artblock sheet, black or brown marker, scissors, glue, (I also drew some circles on brown construction paper for DD to cut).

1. Cut out brown circles (approximately 1.5 inch in diameter) from old magazines. I like using old magazines because they give a much nicer 3D effect for collage work than plain coloured paper. Of course, you could use several different shades of brown coloured paper too, but I think cutting from old magazines is a lot more economical!  😉

2. On your artblock sheet, draw a quail. Use the marker to draw the outline and add some details on the head and feet. Leave the body as is; this is where you are going to paste the circles.

3. Apply glue in lines across the body of the quail, and paste your circles. Don’t worry if the whole circle is not glued down, it’s intentional so you’ll get a nice layered effect.

4. If you have cut enough circles, you could also draw a small letter q and collage that as well!

5. Colour the picture if you like.

Done! 🙂

Related Bible story: Exodus 16  – story of God providing manna in the morning and quail in the evening for the people of Israel in the desert. (Theme – God provides).

Additional notes to the parents:

  1. When I returned home from work, I reviewed the Exodus 16 passage again, in conjunction with Numbers 11. I am not sure if there is a difference in timing between the events of these two passages or whether they are one and the same, but the latter being a more detailed account.  I will continue to look this up but I also would be very appreciative if any readers have any points to share! 🙂
  2. Also I found an interesting exposition on the passage – to read, click on this link.
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3 responses to “Alphabet Wall: Making…q is for quail”

  1. The Brother says :

    The passages from Exodus 16 and Numbers 11 are of a different timing.

    Firstly, in Exodus 16, the time is recorded to be “on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt” (Ex 16:1). In Numbers 10, they left the Desert of Sinai “on the twentieth day of the second month of the second year (after they came out of Egypt)” (v 11, 12).

    Secondly, the first event happened in the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai unlike the event in Numbers 11, when they had already left the Desert of Sinai (Num 10:11-13).

    Also, the difference between Exodus 16 and Numbers 11. The event in Exodus 16 was a blessing from God but in Numbers 11, God’s anger burnt against his people. At first, the Israelites were curious about the manna (Ex 16:15) but after eating it for a year, they were getting tired of it (Num 11:5). And this was only the second of forty years that they would have to eat manna (Ex 16:35).

    In the first event, God told them that they would have meat at twilight and bread in the morning (Ex 16:12) but in Numbers 11:18-20, after much grumbling, God told them they would have meat until it came out of their nostrils and loathe it. For two days and a night they gathered meat; their greed got the better of them, as they gathered more than they needed. They probably ate it, and ate a lot (Psalm 78:29) but their lust for meat overwhelmed and as a result of that “while (the meat) was still in their mouths, God’s anger rose against them; he put to death the sturdiest among them, cutting down the young men of Israel” (Psalm 78:30-31, Num 11:33).

    So, different time frame and very different outcomes. In the first event, Moses was angry (Ex 16:20). In the latter, God was angry (Num 11:33). The only similarity – Israel’s grumbling.

    • iwonderbee says :

      I just saw this when checking tonight! Thanks for replying and for a really good write-up. I thought this was so good I’m going to put it into a post 🙂

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