This is one of the Sunday school crafts that can be used in any of the lessons illustrating the love of Christ and the concept of Jesus Loves me. Numerous crafts can be done to make picture frames. This is the one using popsicle sticks.
•Aluminum Foil OR Photo of each child
•Paint OR Marker Pens
Note: Some Sunday school teachers have access to cameras and photo printers that they can bring into class. Parents love to get a picture of their child, and if you have these things to use, you should plan on taking a picture of each child and printing it in class.
However, if you don’t have these tools and can’t borrow them, the craft still works well by using a piece of aluminum foil where the picture would go; hence anybody who looks into the picture frame will see him- or herself above the words “Jesus Loves Me.”
Create an example, using the instructions below.
Instructions: Have each child
1.Line up enough popsicle sticks side by side to make a perfect square.
2.Glue two additional popsicle sticks to the back of the square crossways, to hold them together, one near to the top, one near to the bottom.
3.Turn the frame over.
4.Glue down two perpendicular popsicle sticks to the edges. On top of those, glue down two parallel popsicle sticks to the edges.
5.Glue down two more perpendicular popsicle sticks, only this time, move inward half the width of the first popsicle stick. On top of those, glue down two additional parallel popsicle sticks, moved inward an equal amount.
6.Glue down two more perpendicular popsicle sticks, moving them inward again, half the wide of the first popsicle stick. On top of those, glue down two parallel popsicle sticks, moved inward an equal amount again.
7.Cut the picture of each child to fit inside the frame made out of the perpendicular and parallel popsicle sticks.
8.Glue the picture to the flat surface.
9.Using markers or glitter glue, put the words “Jesus Loves” across the top of the frame and put the students name across the bottom of the frame.