Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Job-Inspired Snow Day Art
I love the end of the book of Job. I realize that might sound a bit strange, but I love the way that Job, Elihu, and God talk about just how amazing God really is.
One of those sections talks about how He controls the weather. It says in Job 37:6-7 that "He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down. Then everyone stops working so they can watch his power.”
I happened to see a random Pin about how some noodles look like snowflakes, and this project was born. Our church's elementary-aged youth group made these one night, and we all had fun. Some kids painted snowmen, others painted buildings or trees or entire scenes, but My Big Helper decided to go for symmetry.
Here's what you need:
- snowflake-shaped pasta
- white paint, two parts
- rubbing alcohol
- blue paper
- paint brushes
- a printable of the verses above (optional)
1. Mix your pasta, a few tablespoons of white paint, and 2 T. of rubbing alcohol in a zip-top bag. Shake and squish carefully until the pasta is covered.
2. Spread out the pasta on old newspapers until dry.
3. When you're ready to be creative, pass out the painted pasta, paper, brushes, and glue. Paint a snowy scene on blue paper.
4. Embellish with painted pasta.
5. Add scripture verses or write on by hand.
How do you connect scripture and art?