This week’s Faith that Sticks Craft challenge project is from Becky Dempsey.
Stickers. Who doesn’t love stickers? Especially children? My kids love stickers and doing crafts. We received the “God Made Animals” sticker set from The Tyndale Blog for the Faith that Sticks Summer Project. The ideas for how to use them swirled in my head. My first thought was to give the kids sheets of construction paper and some chalk or crayons and have them draw a scene and then put the stickers into the scene. Then I thought, why make it a flat picture? Why not make a diorama?
I gathered some supplies:
-glue (stick glue and white school glue)
-pencils and pens
-boxes (we used empty boxes from snack packs of Goldfish crackers so they didn’t have tops)
-toilet paper tubes
-anything else that would work for your diorama
I told the kids my ideas and let them go. They decided they liked the diorama idea and each selected a box. After that, their own creativity reigned as they each came up with ideas on how to use their stickers to create a scene. I enjoyed watching them work on their projects and the ideas they came up with.
I have four children. Two girls (the oldest) and two boys (the youngest). None of the projects were the same. Besides using different themed stickers, they each had their own interpretation of how to best make their diorama. One completely covered the box (and practically used a whole roll of tape in the process). Another used the box as a room with sides and top and front, with only a small window to see in. A third used the box as the backdrop for the scene and the last used the box flat on the table with the sides as a wall around the scene.
I participated in the project mainly in a support level role. My children are ages 11, 9, 7, and almost 6 and are used to doing craft projects, so I knew they would be able to handle making the dioramas mostly on their own. Depending on the ages of your children and their ability levels, you may need to provide more hands on help than I did. If you have a specific idea that you want to accomplish, you could also be more directive in the project so the kids do the things you envision.
The kids really enjoyed this project and creating their own one of a kind dioramas. They all want to be able to make more dioramas and have great plans on what they are going to do to make them the best that they can make. I really liked this project because it got my kids thinking and crafting and being creative. I liked seeing their individual personalities shine through the things they did with their dioramas. They surprised me with some of the little details and elements that they included. Overall it was a very fun and educational project that we’d like to do again.