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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Loaves and Fishes

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It's been a while since I have shared a craft project from our open the book team.  That's because we haven't needed anything new recently.  But today we are doing the story of the feeding of the 5000, and we needed 5 loaves and 2 fish that would fit in the average sized child's lunchbox.  I decided to make them out of foam board.  I grabbed a few pictures off the internet and printed them out at the size I needed.  Then I scribbled over the back of each image with pencil, making sure to cover all the areas where there were lines of the right side.

I turned them over, placed them on top of the foam board and using an embossing stylus, went over all the lines to transfer them to the foam board.

I cut roughly around each shape using a craft knife then I went over the outlines with a black marker.

Using the craft knife, I began to cut the shape out, bit by bit, removing the excess foam board as I went.

Finally each shape was cut out and I went over all the internal lines as well.

Finally, I grabbed some acrylic paints and coloured them in, going over the marker lines afterwards where necessary.

Why not check out my other bible story crafts and costumes,
  1. Quick and Easy Bible Costumes
  2. Tree from the Garden of Eden
  3. Joseph's Multi Coloured Coat
  4. Pharoah and other Egyptians
  5. Egyptian Princess Wig
  6. Jonah's Whale
  7. Goliath's Spear
  8. Wise Men's Gifts
or . . .

Before you go, why not check out my recipes index page, or my craft projects index page, I am sure you will find something there to interest you.  You can check out the sites I link up to over in my sidebar.


  1. Ha ha ha! Great job, I love the fish drawing and the subdued colors you used for the bread. Thank you for visiting my small balcony :)

  2. Merci
    Thank you


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