“May the Glory of the Lord Shine Upon You and Your Families.”
“THE ANGEL OF THE LORD CAME UPON THEM, AND THE GLORY OF GOD SHONE ROUND ABOUT THEM: AND THEY WERE SORE AFRAID.” Luke 2:9
“I bring you good news, today in Bethlehem a child has been born, who will be the Saviour of all people. You will find him in a manger.”
Source: The Children’s Illustrate Bible Page192
For Parents to Teach to Their Children
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Our Materials and Methods for Star Collage
This project is to help children understand that Jesus was born in a cave in a rugged arid land. The sky would have been dark and vast until the sky filled with light, angels, and a brilliant star!
This project begins with a watercolor painting of stripes in the colors of sand, hills, sky, and sunsets. Use a sheet of watercolor paper and watercolor stripes, or color blocks–whatever is most fun. Let dry.
On a second sheet of watercolor paper, again use watercolors in yellows over entire sheet and let dry. When dry, turn over and trace a star on entire sheet. Cut into geometric shapes–triangles, rectangles, etc. and glue them onto the first painted paper with Elmer’s School Glue. Add “rays” by cutting thin lines of painted yellow paper and glue to sheet. Use a super thin tipped black Sharpie to make squiggles and stars, if desired.
For the angels and “town” of Bethlehem, use the Sharpie to make abstract shapes that look like angels and little caves. Take a large, almost dry brush through the watercolor and lightly brush over the drawings. When dry, cut out the angels and the town and glue below the star. This can work with your younger school-age kids, with help, and by simplifying the details–one angel, one cave, one big star!