'Armor of God' Fun Pack

CRAFT PAGE

For the few extra craft supplies that you need, you can usually them at large department stores in the craft section at low prices or Arts & Crafts stores..

TICKLES & STICKY BEARS WITH STICKER ARMOR

You need both characters for the skits, but if you are just making them for play you may just want to start with one.

Choose between black-and-white (to color yourself) or color-illustrated pictures below.

Sticky Bear, Armor - Color

Sticky Bear, Armor - bw

Tickles Bear Armor - Color

Tickles Bear Armor - bw

There are 3 easy ways to make them: They all require the printed pages at the right. Then follow one of the instructions below: BKFZ's favorite way is #3 with Contact Paper.
Stickers Method 1 - STICKER GLUE - (This way is the easiest, but maybe not the longest-lasting).

Supplies

Scotch (or another brand) restickable Adhesive glue sticks

lightweight cardboard (like poster board).

Clear gel glue

clear, transparent contact paper

Crayons for b&w

Scissors

8 1/2 X 11 " Manilla envelope.

Large craft sticks (for puppets

Instructions:

Color craft pages if making b&w set

• Cut around outside of armor and bear craft pages to remove excess.

• BEAR & ARMOR:• Cut a piece of contact big enough to cover the pictures on thecraft pages. Peel off backing and place on top of pictures to protect them. Then Glue bear and armor onto cardboard with GEL GLUE. (Smear glue around making sure to get every area on back of armor, especially edges, and press firmly). Let Dry.

• When glue glue is dry, cut out the shapes of armor and bear. Then apply Restickable Adhesive glue (glue stick) to back of pieces of armor only.

• Keep Bear and armor in Manilla Envelope. You can also place contact paper over bear and armor to make them last longer .

Stickers Method 2 -VINYL PLASTIC - (This one only sticks a little, like static cling).

Transparent, clear vinyl (get in fabric section of Walmart or fabric stores)

Clear, transparent contact paper

Cardboard, medium-heavy (like the back of a spiral notebook).

Gel glue

Crayons for b&w

Scissors

Manilla envelope, 8 1/2 X 11

Jumbo craft sticks (for puppets)

Note: The vinyl sticks to itself. You will be gluing it on top of the bear, and on the bottom of the armor, and also placing contact paper on top of the armor.

• Color craft pages if making b&w set

• Cut around outside of armor and bear craft pages to remove excess.

• Cut sheet of contact paper the same size and shape as the armor craft page only, and cut sheets of vinyl the same size of bear and armor.

• ARMOR: Glue whole page of armor on top of vinyl sheet. (Smear glue around making sure to get every area on back of armor especially edges, press firmly.) Let dry. Peel backing off of contact paper and place over top of whole page of armor.

• BEAR: Glue bear onto cardboard (Smear glue around making sure to get every area, especially edges, and press firmly). Let Dry. Then place gel glue on the top of the bear and place vinyl sheet on top of him.

• When glue glue is dry, cut out the shapes of armor and bear.

• Keep Bear and armor in Manilla envelope.

Stickers Method 3 - CONTACT PAPER - (This one sticks a lot - its my favorite!).

Clear, transparent contact paper

Cardboard, medium-heavy (like the back of a spiral notebook).

Clear gel glue

Crayons for b&w

Hot glue gun/glue sticks (optional)

Scissors

Jumbo craft sticks (for puppets)

8 1/2 X 11 " Manilla envelope

Note: The sticky side of the contact paper will go on the bottom of the armor, and the top of the bear, so only the armor will stick when you are finished.

Color craft pages if making b&w set

Cut around outside of armor and bear craft pages to remove excess.

Cut sheet of contact paper the same size and shape as the craft pages.

ARMOR: With backing intact on contact paper, glue whole page of armor on top of contact paper. (Smear glue around making sure to get every area on back of armor and press firmly.) Let dry.

BEAR: Glue bear onto cardboard (Smear glue around making sure to get every area on back of armor, especially edges, and press firmly). Let Dry. •Take backing off of another sheet of contact paper and place on top of bear.

When glue glue is dry, cut out the shapes of armor and bear. Peel contact paper backing off back of armor pieces. (If you did it right, armor should stick to bear).

Keep Bear and armor in Manilla envelope.

Note: You may need to glue bear's edges to the cardboard after some use with the hot glue gun if the glue was not smeared around, and the edges not pressed firmly.

 
CRAFT DAY 1
CRAFT DAY 2
CRAFT DAY 3

PAPER BELT CRAFT:

BREASTPLATE PAPER CRAFT

SHOES PAPER/FOAM CRAFT

Supplies:
Supplies:
Supplies:

Belt craft page

Accessories page

Scissors

 

Crayons/Markers

Glue stick

Breastplate craft page

Accessories page

Scissors

 

Crayons/Markers

Glue stick

Shoes craft page

Accessories page

Scissors

 

Small pieces of fun foam

Crayons/Markers

Glue stick

Instructions:: Color bear and belt. Teacher cuts out belt, cuts the 4 horizontal slits in bear's belt, and cuts around the end of bear's paws to crossmark. Fold back tabs of belt; glue to craft page. Help children insert belt into slits. Instructions: Color bear and breastplate. Teacher cuts out breastplate, and cuts slits on top of bear's shoulders, and at sides. Help children insert breastplate into sits and glue breastplate edges onto back of page. Instructions: Color bear picture. Teacher uses shoe pattern to cut shoes out of fun foam. (Trace first). Or kids can just color the paper shoes and use those. Glue shoes onto bear's feet. Optional Magnetic craft for children age 3+: Print bear out of inkjet magnetic sheets. Trace shoe pattern onto inkjet magnetic sheets. Use markers to color bear and shoes. Shoes will stick to picture.
 

STICKY BEAR TOTE BAG/TEE SHIRT

STICKY BEAR BUTTONS

STICKY BEAR MAGNETS

Supplies:
Supplies:
Supplies:

SUPPLIES:

Iron-On Bear Sticky Bear craft page and/or

Iron-On Tickles the Bear craft page

Denim or canvas tote bags, OR kid- size tee shirts.

Iron-on Transfer Paper (Walmart, office supply stores, or craft supply stores should have these).

Iron/ Ironing boar

Bear buttons craft page

Scissors

Plastic snap-together button

Bear magnets Tickles craft page

Red or Blue Fun Foam (to match).

 

Roll of magnet tape or small magnets

Hot glue sticks/ hot glue gun

Scissors

Instructions:

Note: (Do not substitute the poster pages, because the words have to be printed backwards in order for it to read correctly when turned over and ironed.) Re-size images before printing (to make smaller) if you are using them for smaller tote bags or Tee shirts

• Cut excess paper from around iron-on illustration.

• Follow instructions on package of iron-on paper. Make sure you insert transfer paper into printer the correct way.

• Relay laundering information to parents, or send a note home with them, regarding when and how to launder items after you make them. (Usually involved waiting a few days, washing in cold water, etc.).

 

Instructions:

• Cut apart circles on buttons craft page. Give one to each child.

• Children each cut out their own circle.

• Place circle, picture side down against front of the inside of the button. Snap back piece onto front. (Back piece is the piece with the pin attached). Pin on child's shirt or jacket.

• If making stickers, just print page onto sticker ink jet paper and cut apart, OR use Scotch Restickable Adhesive Glue sticks. Place glue on back of pieces. Allow to dry. You can then restick again and again.

Instructions:

• Cut apart the 4 bear magnet pictures on each craft page. Give one small picture to each child.

• Fold and cut fun foam crosswise and lengthwise.

• Glue the back of the picture onto the piece of fun foam. Leave a little foam border if desired, or cut off the overhang.

• Cut small strips of magnets to glue to the top, bottom and sides of picture.

• Glue the magnets onto the back of the fun foam.

• If making stickers, just print page onto sticker ink jet paper and cut apart, OR use Scotch Restickable Adhesive Glue sticks. Place glue on back of pieces. Allow to dry. You can then restick again and again.

 
CRAFT DAY 4
CRAFT DAY 5
CRAFT DAY 6

SHIELD PAPER CRAFT

HELMET PAPER CRAFT

SWORD PAPER CRAFT

Supplies:
Supplies:
Supplies:

Shield craft page

Accessories page

Scissors

2 brass fasteners

Crayons/Markers

Glue stick

Helmet craft page

Scissors

Blank sheet of paper.

Crayons/Markers

Glue stick

Sword craft page

Accessories page

Scissors

Crayons/Markers

Tape (optional)

Instructions:

Color bear, arms and shield.

Cut out arms and shield.

Use brass fasteners to attach arms to bear. (so the arms can move).

Glue shield onto the arm that i s bent.

Show kids how the bear moves his arm to shield himself.

Instructions:

Color bear (except helmet).

Cut out around helmet, only to dotted line.

Fold helmet down on dotted line (Bend it down over bear's head).

Color helmet in the folded position. Then cut out inside of helmet.

With helmet folded down, glue craft page onto blank sheet of paper, or cut out entire bear and glue him on a blank sheet of paper.

Write the words in the hole, or on top of the page: "Thank you, God, for saving me", or something similar.

Instructions:

Color bear and Bible.

Cut out Bible.

Cut the 2 horizontal slits that are above and below bear's hands. Do not cut hands apart.

Insert Bible into sits.

Tape on the back (optional).

 

 
FOAM SHIELD
Supplies: Instructions:

Foam shield craft page

• Fun Foam or "Foamies" peel and stick foam sheets

• scissors

• Staples/stapler

• Glue stick (if not using foamies)

-BOTTOM PIECE: Cut out the outside edge of the shield on the craft page to use as a pattern for the basic shape of the shield. Use the outline to trace the shape: Place pattern on foam sheet. Cut out.

TOP CRISS-CROSS PIECE: Cut inside shapes out of shield pattern that you used previously. Use that as a pattern for making the top cross piece of the shield. Use this new pattern. Trace it on another sheet of foam. Cut out.

STRAP Cut a 1" wide strip of foam. Make it 2" longer than the width of the shield.

Lay it across the Bottom piece (about midway up). Staple ends to the other side.

On the side that does not have the strap across it, glue CRISSS-CROSS PIECE to BOTTOM PIECE, covering the ends of the strap, OR if using foamies, just peel the backing off and place over top to stick pieces together.  Slip hand under strap to use your shield.

* Write one word in each of the 4 inner shapes, MY SHIELD OF FAITH. (optional)

ARMOR OF GOD SMALL BOOK
Supplies: Instructions:

Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4

• Crayons, markers or paint.

• Scissors.

 

Print Page 1 on the back of Page 2, and print page 3 on the back of page 4. Print on 8-1/2 X 11" paper: Use heavier paper for page 3-4, if desired.

Color both sides of both craft pages.

Cut along all of the horizontal line of both pages. Use the blank pages on pages 3-4 to draw your own pictures, put stickers, or write another bible verse.

Arrange pages to go in order. (The little bear page that says, "My Armor of God Book" is the cover. The little bear with no armor is page 0). Fold on the vertical lines. Add the blank page at the end and beginning.

Staple in the center by opening all pages and laying book flat. Refold to close book.

Write your name on the front cover.

ARMOR OF GOD BIG BOOK
Supplies: Instructions:

All previously made armor color pages and paper crafts (or just one or the other)

Big Book Cover Craft Page (Print on RT side of 11-1/2 X 17" paper)

Crayons/markers

Stapler/staples

Scissors

111/2 X 17 " Construction paper

Finish coloring any color or craft pages that have not been done.

Assemble all pages in order of how you learned them.

Color 111/2 X 17" cover page. Glue onto construction paper.

Fold Cover page.

Place cover page over stack of color pages and craft pages.

Staple on Left side.

BIBLE MEMORY VERSE CARDS
Supplies: Instructions:

Bible memory cards Page 1, Page 2

gel glue

scissors

Construction paper OR

4 X 6" index cards with no lines (white or color

Color both pages of Bible Memory Cards.

Write in the verse stated on the card. Use an easy-to-understand kids' version if needed.

Glue entire page onto construction paper; then cut apart individual cards. OR

Cut apart individual cards first, then glue each one onto an index card.

Place the one that says "My Armor of God Bible Verse Memory Cards" on top.

Place card that has the bear with all the armor either second or last.

FOAM FRAME
Supplies: Instructions:

Foam frame craft page

Different colors of fun foam (2 large sheets per child + small pieces)

Construction paper

Small chalkboards or

small pads of note paper

Gel glue

Scallop edge scissors

Regular scissors

Color and cut all armor pieces

MAKE FRAME: Using scallop-edge scissors, cut out the middle of a sheet of fun foam, leaving a 1-1/4 to 1-1/2" border. Glue this frame onto another sheet of foam.

Assemble pieces of armor; set aside.

CHALKBOARD: Take mini chalkboard. Place about center of frame. Take bear head and feet and place where they look right around chalk board. Once you have it in place, cut diagonal lines out of the foam (at the place where the bottom corners of the chalkboard lies on the foam). Insert corners of chalkboard into those diagonal slits.

BEAR: Glue bears feet right on top of those slits at the edge of the slits. Glue bears paws on the top corners of the chalkboard. Glue Bear's head on top of the chalkboard.

ARMOR: Glue helmet on bear's head.

DESIGN PICTURE: Design your own picture: Place the rest of the pieces of armor where ever you want: Around the edge of the frame, or just close to the bear.