Friday, 4 March 2016

Water from the rock craft

This was for when God gave the Israelites water in the desert.

They all got a wee bottle of water to drink. We then had a fascinating discussion about where our water comes from. Rough approximation of how it went:

Me: We don't get water from a rock. Where does our water come from?
Child: The tap.
Me: And how does it get to the tap?
Child: In pipes.
Me: Where does it come from before that?
Child: People make it.
Me: No, you can't make water.
Child: The sea?
Me: You wouldn't want to drink water from the sea, because it has salt in it. Our water comes from a lake called Loch Katrine. How does it get there?
Child: In lorries?

Children living in Scotland who have no idea that the water in our taps comes from the rain!!!

Unfortunately I don't have a finished photo of any of the kids' work as we ran out of time. That's my demo picture.

You will need:
  • Pale blue card/paper
  • Yellow/sand coloured paper/card
  • Brown wrapping paper (I used two kinds, one for the rock and one for the faces)
  • Coloured/patterned paper (I used wrapping paper and scrap paper), crayons etc.
  • Thin plastic food bags - cut in half length ways.
  • Blue 'irridescent shreds' -  I got these in the party section of Home Bargains. Blue parcel ribbon, or even narrow strips of blue carrier bags would do as well.
  • Lolly sticks or similar.
  • Glue, scissors.
  • Glue dots or something that can hold a stick.

What to do:
  1.  Tear the blue paper in half. Each child gets half a sheet and sticks it on the yellow card, to make sky/sand (actually sticking the sand on blue card would be better, but I didn't have any).
  2. Give each child a piece of brown paper (roughly) half the size of the background. They tear/cut around three sides to make a rock. Stick it on.
  3. Give each child half a plastic bag. they gather it at one end and tape near the top of the rock - they're likely to need help!
  4. Tape a few blue strips to the 'water'.
  5. Now, let them make people with the coloured paper. They can draw as well. Add the sun, or do whatever.
  6. Give Moses a stick.


Anonymous said...

Awesome! I really love this idea! This is one of the few crafts ive found that kids would love! :)

Kirsty said...

Glad you like it! Just be warned - it may take longer than you think...