In "Love Surrounds Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants make a chalice symbol wall hanging that they can take home.
Ask each participant to draw a simple chalice on their circle. Encourage them to use simple shapes—for example, triangles for the base and the flame—rather than small details.
Invite them to choose colors for the chalice's base, flame, and background. Show them how to use a paintbrush to paint glue on one section of their painting to fill it with one color, and then use a spoon to sprinkle the colored sand onto the wet section.
Give each sanded section one or two minutes to dry. Then, shake excess sand onto newspaper. Do not shake excess sand back into cups.
Optional: Guide children to color their circles, one section of the chalice picture at a time.
To be sure the sand is securely attached, allow pictures to set until the next time you gather.
Children may find it difficult to paint with glue or to sprinkle sand in a small, detailed area. Be prepared to draw chalices in glue for participants who are unable to do so. Engage co-leaders or other children to help fill in detailed sections according to a participant's specifications.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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