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Armor of God Helmet

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What you will need:

Newspapers

Silver/gold poster board

Brass brads

Silver paint

Tape

 

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How to make:

1. Cut out a visor from silver poster board as shown in the picture. A Pattern for the Visor is available to members of Danielle's Place and The Resource Room. Cut out the slats in the middle. Use the pattern to trace the shape onto silver poster board. The silver poster board is actually silver and gold. One side is silver and one is gold. Poke a hole at each end of the visor.

2. To make the hat part of the helmet place two or three pieces of newspaper on top of each other and fold them in half on the natural fold with the fold on your left. Fold the top half down over the bottom half. The new fold should be at the top. Fold the top two corners in so that they meet in the middle. See diagram # 1.

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3. Fold up the bottom edge so that it meets the bottom edge of the triangles you just made. But only fold up 4 layers of newspaper. The other layers will be folded up on the back. See diagram # 2.

4. Fold up the bottom edge of the newspaper again so that it is folded at the bottom edge of the triangles. See diagram # 3.

5. Turn the hat over and do the same thing to the other side.

6. Fold the points that stick out back and over each other. Punch a hole in the folded-over triangles. This is where you will attach the visor. Tape it down.

7. Put your hand up inside the triangle and spread it out.

8. Paint the hat silver or a metal color.

9. Attach the visor to the hat with brads so that it can be lifted up and down.

I used the instructions for the newspaper hats, but used heavy duty aluminum foil instead. I used the wide foil. The face guard was cut from silver poster board using the pattern on the web site and attached with paper brads. Elaine

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Armor of God Breastplate

What you will need: Paper grocery bags, silver poster board or silver paint, tape or glue, and scissors.

How to make:

1. Cut a 5" hole in the middle bottom of a grocery bag. Cut a line from the hole up the middle of one of the longer sides of the grocery bag to the top of the bag. Cut 5" armholes at the bottom side of each bag.

2. Cut 3" x 4" rectangles from the silver poster board. Round off one of the 3" sides. This will be the bottom of the pieces.

3. Tape the pieces onto the front and back of the grocery bag starting at the bottom. Tape or glue a row all the way across overlapping as you go. Tape another row on top of that one over lapping the bottom row. Keep adding rows until the back and front are covered. You may want to paint the top and side to match the front and back.

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Armor of God Belt

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What you will need: Card stock, metallic crayons, glue or tape, brown construction paper, 1 1/2" silver sequins or other circles cut from shiny paper, and scissors.

How to make:

1. Draw a belt onto card stock and cut it out. A Belt Pattern as shown in the picture is available to members. Glue the pieces together. You may have to cut off some squares depending on how big you want the belt. If you want to make the belt fit over the breastplate you will have to make it extra big. You may have to print out the pattern more than once and piece it together.

2. Cut one of the slits open at the end of the belt depending on how big you need the belt.

3. Color the belt with metallic crayons (Crayola).

4. To make the apron, cut brown construction paper into 2" stripes. Glue sequins down the lengths of the strips. Glue the strips to the front of the belt.

For ease of construction, I printed the belt pattern on regular copier paper then had the children color, cut, and glue them to sentence strips purchased at the teacher supply store. I punched a hole in each end of the strip and attached yarn to each end to tie around the children’s waists. They used metallic crayons to decorate the waistband and apron strips. I gave them one gold seal sticker to go in the middle front of the waistband. Elaine

"The Belt of Truth Game" - (For Older Children)

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Children try to match up the "Truth" Bible verses to the lies that are written on the belt. Some of the Bible verses may work with more than one lie, so they may have to switch some around so all the Bible verses match one of the lies.

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Armor of God Sword

Aluminum Foil Sword

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What you will need:

Foam core board (You can find this in the same place you buy poster board.) or card board,

Exacto knife

Ruler

Pencil

Scissors

Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil

Tape

Brown, Gold, and Other Colors of paint

How to make:

1. Cut out the blade shape from the foam core board. I made mine 20" long. It is 3 inches across at the bottom and 1" at the top. Round off the top point.

2. Cut out a handle from foam core board using an Exacto knife and use it to cut two more handle shapes from the foam core board. Glue one handle shape to one side the blade at the bottom. Glue the other to the other side. Cut the third shape apart so that you can slide the pieces in between the other two handle pieces glued to the sword. (A Pattern for the Handle is available to members only subscribers.) Place glue on each side of the pieces and insert them between the two pieces you glued onto the blade. Use sand paper if you would like to make the edges smooth.

3. Paint the handle brown like wood and add some decorations.

4. Wrap a piece of aluminum foil around the blade and tape it on.

 

 

Books-of-the-Bible Sword Bookmark Craft

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The Pattern for this craft is available on The Resource Room

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Foil Tape and Craft Stick Sword of the Spirit Craft

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What you will need:

Craft Foamamazon 2

Two-inch Aluminum Foil Tapeamazon 3

Jumbo Craft Sticks

Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks

Mini glue gun

Ball Point Pens

Scissors

Markers

How to Make the Foil Tape Sword:

1. Cut two sword shapes from craft foam about 8 inches long and no wider than the tape at its widest end. (A Pattern for the sword is available to members.)

2. To make the sword handle glue two mini jumbo craft sticks perpendicular to the jumbo craft stick about 3 inches from one end of the stick so that the mini craft sticks. The mini craft sticks should be on each side of the jumbo craft stick.

3. Glue the short end of the handle onto one side of the craft foam sword and then glue the other craft foam sword on top to cover the top of the handle.

4. Cut pieces of foil tape the length of the sword and stick them over the craft foam sword on both sides.

5. In class have your children write the Bible verse on the sword with a ball point pen, and then color the handle of the sword with markers.

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Armor of God Shield and Sword Foil Tape Bible Craft for Sunday School

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These would make a great craft for vacation Bible school. They cost less than twenty cents each to make.

What you will need:

silver tape

Craft Foam

Aluminum Foil Tape

Utensils to engrave the tape such as a ballpoint pen, straws, the end of a paintbrush, and the tines of a fork

Paper

Scissors

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How to Make the Foil Tape Shield and Sword:

1. Make a shield template no wider than four inches wide and five inches long with the Bible verse written in the middle. (A Printable Pattern is available to members on The Resource Room.) Cut out the patterns.

2. Cut the foil tape into five-inch pieces and the craft foam into 4" x 5" rectangles. Peel off the backing from the tape being careful not to crease the tape. Stick the tape on the foam sheets smoothing them down so there are no bumps.

3. Place the template on the cut foil tape and trace around it using a ballpoint pen. Cut out the shield shape.

4. Engrave the foil shapes with a pen tracing over the letters on the pattern. Remove the pattern and add more engraving using other utensils.

5. To make a sword print out a sword pattern onto card stock. (A Printable Pattern is available to members the Resource Room.) Make the sword wide enough to fit a craft stick in the center. Place a sword shape pattern on top of another sheet of card stock and cut it out so that you have two sword shapes. Glue a craft stick in between the two sword shapes. Use the sword blade shape to cut the shape from the foil tape so that it overlaps about 1/2 inch on all sides. Remove the backing of the tape and stick it to the sword. Cut another blade shape from the tape and stick to the back of the sword.

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I visit your site weekly. I always find ideas to use with my Bible preschool class. I especially enjoyed the scripture armor lessons. The lessons are so easy to adapt to the age of the children who are in my class. Sometimes I have drop in siblings and the lessons seem to keep their interest too. I' m using the Palm Sunday lesson too. Keep up the good work. I recommend your site to all my friends. Thanks, Melonie

 

 

Shield with Fiery Darts Craft and Learning Activity

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What you will need:

silver tape  2

Craft Foam

4" Aluminum Foil Tape

Utensils to engrave the tape such as a ballpoint pen, straws, the end of a paintbrush, and the tines of a fork

Card Stock (Heavy Paper)

Scissors

Silver Buttons

Toothpicks

Red Paper

 

How to Make the Foil Tape Shield and Sword:

1. Make a shield template by drawing a 3.75" circle onto card stock (heavy paper). Cut out the template.

2. Cut the foil tape into four-inch pieces and the craft foam into 4" x 4" squares. Peel off the backing from the tape being careful not to crease the tape. Stick the tape onto the foam sheets smoothing them down so there are no bumps.

3. Place the template on the cut foil tape and trace around it using a ballpoint pen. Cut out the shield shape.

4. Engrave the shield and other objects by pressing down into the foam.

5. Glue silver buttons and other objects to the shield.

3. Print out flame shapes onto red paper and cut them out. (A Pattern is available to members on The Resource Room.)

4. Curl the flame patterns around the ends of toothpicks and glue them using tacky glue.

5. In class have your children think about Satan's fiery darts. Have them write things on the flames the shield of faith can protect them from such as: insults, lies, envy, greed, bad names, etc. They can then stick the "fiery darts" into their shields.

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Foam Core Board Shield

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Cut a shield shape from half a sheet of foam core board or cardboard. Paint the shield with child-safe paint. Add a coat of arms if you would like. Cut a strip of cardboard and glue to the back for a handle.

 

I purchased 14” cardboard cake rounds and the children painted them with metallic paint for shields. The children wrote “Shield of Faith” on the front when they were dry. The cake boards were inexpensive and a lot less prep time for me. I used duct tape for the handle by pressing the flat ends of the tape to the board then pressing the middle part of the tape together. Elaine

 

 

Armor of God Shoes of Peace

Make Soldier Shoes

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What you will need: Scraps of old floor linoleum, stretchy material that doesn't fray such as spandex, (You won't need very much, about 2" - 3" for each child. So you can make 18 sets of straps from a yard of material) hole punch, and scissors.

What to do:

1. Flatten out the linoleum on the floor so that the bottom side of the linoleum is facing up. Trace the children's feet and cut them out. Linoleum is fairly easy to cut so you shouldn't need special scissors.

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2. Mark six holes about 1/2" to 3/4" depending on the size of the shoe along each side of the sole starting at about where the base of the toe would be. Punch holes in the linoleum sole with a hole punch. I used a leather punch.

3. Cut strips of material so that the stretch of the material is along the length of the material. Spandex stretches both ways so you won't have to worry about which way to cut it. I cut 1" strips across the whole width of the material. I think it was 45" wide and used the whole length. Cut both ends to a point as shown in the picture.

4. Start threading the strip through the holes at the toe so that the material goes from side to side over the top of the shoe. The brown on the diagram is the material on the top of the shoe. The pink shows how the material looks on the bottom of the shoe. Use the diagram to thread the rest of the shoe. When you get to the last holes place the child's foot in the shoe loosening it if you have to. Bring the material strips up in front of the child's foot crossing them over and then behind the heal of their feet winding it around their legs until you run out of material and then tie it at the top. (If you don't want to use material, you can use 3/4" elastic instead.)

This craft comes for the "Armor of God - Shoes" Bible lesson on The Resource Room where you will find even more crafts, games and learning activities for Sunday School.

 

 

Tunic and Cape

The tunic and cape were made from a piece of stretchy red material that cost $1.00 a yard at Wal-mart. I used one yard for the tunic and one for the cape. To make the cape I just cut a square piece of material and tied two corners together around the neck. To make the tunic I just folded a rectangle piece in half and cut a neck hole in the middle of the folded end. Put it over the child's head and use a length of material to tie it around the child's waist.

I cut the shoes from fun foam and used curling ribbon for the laces. It was precious to see the children wearing their shoes as they left church. Elaine

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Songs for the Armor of God Theme

March to a Military Chant - Start by counting one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, etc. until all the children are marching at the same pace. Act like a drill sergeant. Tell them to stand tall, face forward, lift their feet up high, and look proud to be in the Lord's army. Then tell them to repeat after you the following lines. Once they get the rhythm and words, you can have them march in a circle.

We Are Christians
Written by Carolyn Warvel

We are Christians passing by. (We are Christians passing by.)
We will hold our heads up high. (We will hold our heads up high.)
We don't steal and we don't lie. (We don't steal and we don't lie.)
"Stand for the truth" is our cry. (Stand for truth is our cry.)
God is God of earth and sky. (God is God of earth and sky.)
On God's words we can rely. (On God's words we can rely.)
For our sins, we know he died. (For our sins, we know he died.)
We'll stick with him by and by. (We'll stick with him by and by.)

©Copyright 2005, Carolyn Warvel

This chant comes from The Resource Room from the Armor of God Lessons.