| Ruth’s story is tied up with the barley harvest and sheaves of wheat and barley are great shapes. This craft is a lovely quiet threading activity, simple enough for younger participants but effective enough to satisfy older children.
Want to add in a prayer activity? – Use this so that each head of grain represents a prayer!
|Cut out the threading card and get punching those holes. Each hole is marked by a small circle. If you have a younger group do this for the children.|
|Create a threading end to your ribbon. You may have access to some craft needles, but more likely you’ll need to fold the end of the ribbon repeatedly and wrap it with some sticky tape. I’d recommend trimming the end once you’re done. Again, if you are preparing this for a younger group do this in advance.|
|Thread the ribbon though the first hole (the one nearest the bottom of the stem) and pull through until there is only about 1cm of ribbon left. Stick this piece down with some sticky tape.|
|Now for the threading. Ideally you want to work grain by grain up one side and down the other. Even the youngest children can take over from here. If you wish to guide them into the correct holes consider drawing lines on the back – alternatively let them create their own masterpiece!|
|Once you are done thread the ribbon end back though one of the stitches if you wish to use the cards again, if not cut 1.5cm from the last hole and tape down.|
|We are all done, and its up to you what to do next. They could be mounted onto card with a bible verse or just a name, used on a wall display or very simply kept as bookmarks|
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I am doing this project for Sunday school, I can’t find the step by step directions. Any chance you could email me the directions?
Hi there. I’m going to send you an email as I’m confused by this request. All the instructions are in this post and brief instructions are included on the printout too.
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Another simple and effective craft. Thank you again, I love your craft.
thanks Jennifer, so glad you liked it!
Sorry, something goes wrong. Ik wanted to ask: can you please send me the pdf? Thanks!
Would I also be able to get the pdf sent.
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Hey, this is great. Could I get the PDF?
links above written out like –
For printing in Colour PDF – one page
For printing with no Colour PDF – one page
(click on the PDF words that show in blue)
I’m happy to e-mail files if technical difficulties arise.
Yes, I as well am having issues, I am teaching Ruth in class today and would love the Pdfs the project looks absolutely adorable.
Hi Anastasia, sorry about you are facing issues. I’ve e-mailed you the files.
Thanks! I’m going to do this with pipe cleaners.
Would love to know how it goes Ruth!
having trouble opening PDF file.. it wont download thanks
Hi Terry, seems to be working fine from here, not sure what the problem is.
As you’ve not used an e-mail address when commenting I can’t send you the files that way, but if the problem continues send me a message either by leaving another comment or using the contact page and I’ll send you the files direct!