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In "Creating Home," a Tapestry of Faith program
The children decorate the threshold of the meeting space to focus on this special place of entering and leaving. Each child will make a flower out of tissue paper and write his/her name on a green paper leaf. With leader help, participants fasten their artwork to the doorway.
Give each child approximately ten different-colored squares of tissue paper. Show the group how to make a flower:
Now, invite children to make flowers with tissue paper and write their names on green leaves. (In the spirit of this activity, it may be more important that children write their names themselves than that they write their names exactly correctly.)
If participants will cut out their own leaf shapes, distribute green paper, the leaf shape template, pencils for tracing, and scissors. Offer assistance as needed. Of course, the children can draw their own leaf shapes instead of using the template.
Set aside extra green paper leaves for future participants and visitors to add their names to your threshold.
Children may tie their flowers in the center with ribbons to make "stems." Tape completed flowers and leaves to mark the threshold of the meeting space. Place the decorations so they will not be damaged as people pass through the doorway.
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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