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The fun starts at 3pm via our livestream...
Now we've shown you the crafts, here are some pictures, instructions and templates that might help you make one...
Make your own Fruit of the Spirit poster. Here are a couple of ideas to choose from:
Get your hands dirty!
Take the homemade 'clay' you prepared beforehand* and cover the backside of a bowl with it. Once it's dried off, prise it away from the bowl. Now you're ready to paint and decorate your very own fruitbowl of the Spirit - a bowl to hold the fruit of the spirit actions from the activity below.
Clay recipe: 2 cups salt, 2/3 cups water, 1 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup cold water. Directions: Stir salt and water in a saucepan over heat for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat, add cornstarch and cold water. Stir till smooth, return to heat, cook briefly till thick. Allow to cool slightly, keeping covered.
The clay is white when it dries. We painted ours black on the outside and gave it strips of colour on the inside.
Print off or copy the template below, colour in the fruits and cut them out. Then, on the back, write something that you can do to show this fruit. When the fruitbowl you made and decorated has dried off, you can put these fruits in it. Read one each day and ask God to help you do it (remember Basil the Branch!)
Sing it! - Some songs to enjoy whilst crafting...
Those Cheeky Pandas have a song for us - all about the fruit of the Spirit!
And here's another song - just in case you were still in any doubt about what the fruit of the spirit is...
And here's one that helps us think about how we might show the fruit in our everyday lives...
Game and Chat
Join us at 4pm on Zoom. We'll play a game, show each other what we've made, and catch up with each other. Just click or touch the button below (and use "HURCmc" to gain access):
Don't forget to post a picture of you with your crafts on the Hadleigh URC Messy Church Facebook page!