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

Palm Sunday Craft

Miss Shirley will be presenting a Palm Sunday craft on Sunday, March 28. All children who are attending the service in person will be given a craft kit. If your family is not yet attending in person, but your child still wants to participate, please fill out the sign-up form below and come pick up your craft supply kit on Thursday, March 25 (between 1-4 p.m.) or Friday, March 26 (between 9-noon).

Want to gather your own supplies? All you need is:

  • green construction paper
  • a large Popsicle stick
  • dark pencil crayon
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue

Have everything ready to go on Sunday morning (March 28) and Miss Shirley will show you how to make your own palm branch!

Crafts with Miss Shirley – Shield of Faith

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

Supplies Needed:

  • Bristol board (cut in half)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil & pencil crayons
  • Glue
  • Duct tape
  1. Cut your Bristol board in half. (Fold and then cut along the fold mark.)
  2. Cut off the bottom third and set aside.
  3. Fold the remaining piece in half.
  4. Draw a half circle on the top. Draw a triangle at the bottom (angling away from the fold).
  5. Cut along these lines and open the fold to reveal your shield shape.
  6. Take your ruler and measure an inch and a half along the long side of the bottom third piece you cut off earlier. Cut off the strip. This is the tall portion of a cross.
  7. Measure an inch and a half along the short edge of the third and cut out. Do this twice. These are the cross portions of your cross.
  8. Colour your shield and the cross pieces.
  9. Apply glue to the cross pieces and attach to the shield.
  10. Using folds of duct tape, make a handle for the back of your shield.

Now, show us your finished product! If you post a picture on social media be sure to use #HMCFamily Challenge so we can see it!