Crafts with Miss Shirley: Manger Ornament

Thanks to Miss Shirley for showing us how to make a manger!

Supplies Needed:

  • brown paper triangle
  • circle of paper
  • two Popsicle sticks
  • glue
  • string
  • marker

(You should have received supplies in a special Christmas mailing that went out in December)

  1. Add glue to the long sides of your triangle.
  2. Attach Popsicle sticks along the glued edges to form an X.
  3. Glue bottom half of the circle and attach to back side of the third edge of the triangle.
  4. Draw a face on the exposed part of the circle.
  5. Glue string to the top end of each Popsicle stick

#thiswayoflife Halloween Activities

If you tuned in to Pastor Amos’ video tonight, you heard about the #thiswayoflife Halloween fun we have for you!

Gather your household together and make some fun pumpkin treats and be sure to save one of your pumpkins to carve a #FlatJesus face in it!

Download a template and print at home!

Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins

These Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins are so cute and they’re really easy to make!

PREP TIME: 20 mins TOTAL TIME: 20 mins SERVINGS: 12


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 bag large marshmallows APPROXIMATELY 40 MARSHMALLOWS
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Red & Yellow Liquid Food Colouring
  • Mini Rolos
  • Green M&M’s
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil or melted butter in a small bowl TO KEEP IT FROM STICKING TO YOUR HANDS
  • In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted and combined with the butter.
  • Remove from the heat. Add several drops of yellow food colouring, mix it together, then add red food colouring one drop at a time, mixing as you go. Add red/yellow drops until you reach your desired colour. (I used about 4 drops red and 12 drops yellow). Mix well.
  • Add the Rice Krispies and stir to combine.
  • Coat both sides of your hands with a generous amount of cooking oil or butter, and roll the Rice Krispie mixture into small balls. Set on parchment paper. Add oil/butter to your hands after each ball.
  • While the balls are still warm, gently press a Mini Rolo into the top of each pumpkin for the stem and add a green M&M beside it as the leaf. (Tip: If the pumpkins cool before you’re finished, use the end of a thick marker or apple corer to make a small indent in the top for the chocolate to sit in.)

Don’t forget to tag your creations with #thiswayoflife