Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Baby Jesus ROCKS! ...ironcraft challenge #26

This week's challenge is to make a "camp craft."

Instead of the regular camp crafts, I thought of Baby Jesus Pebbles because we planned on doing them at VBS but time didn't allow it.

If you want to read about how they got started, here is the link.

I think this is a perfect camp craft because you can find rocks just about everywhere...and you don't need paint brushes, just fingers or paint pens.

Here is what you'll need and how to do it.

pretty rocks, slightly flat ones are best
white and peachy acrylic paints (or paint pens)
black sharpies
baby wipes for your fingers

First, lay out your rocks and find the best side to face up. The rocks used in the tutorial are from a bag of decorative rocks I had in my stash and they are teeny weeny.

Using your index finger and white paint, carefully paint an oval on the front of the rock, let dry.

Once dry, dab your fingertip into peachy paint and make a small oval about 1/3 of the way from the top of the rock...this is your face. Let dry.

Once dry, take your black sharpie and make a line around the edge of the peach, ending with a curly q for hair.

Draw on features

Now outline the body....go just inside the edge of the white paint for this.

Draw 2 slanted lines and one angled line...this is your swaddling cloth

At this point, you are done. If you'd like, flip the rock over and put a Bible verse on the back, like the portion of Isaiah 9:6 which reads "unto us a child is born...."

Our church youth will be making about 300 of these to pass out this holiday season.


Rhonda said...

This is a wonderful project... even small children could make these.
Thanks for sharing.

kat said...

300! Wow, that is a lot of finger painting

Lindsay-ann said...

They look great Val. Glad you liked the idea and that your church youth will be making some.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

What a fun a quick craft and cute too.

Lia said...

that looks so cute!!!!!! great idea :)

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