Thursday, May 12, 2016

Easy Projects for Pentecost

Perhaps you are done with your planning for Pentecost.  But if you're looking for some inspiration, here are some ways to prepare for Pentecost.  They can be done as an end in themselves, or they can be used to decorate the worship space in the weeks to come.  We've got a long stretch until Advent, when decorating opportunities abound.  Let's celebrate Pentecost all summer!

Project 1:  Paper Flame Banner

For this project, you need sheets of tissue paper in reds, yellows, oranges, pinks, and violet (flame colors), glue, and a banner-sized piece of paper--or make several!

Tear the sheets of paper into flame shapes and glue them on the paper.  They can overlap.  Finished banners might look like this:

Project 2:  Paint Windows

Paint flame shapes on windows:

If you don't want your painting to be permanent, there's paint designed for windows that should scrub right off.  Or you can paint on wax paper.

3.  Paint on Glass Blocks

Painted glass blocks are beautiful--with a candle behind them, they are magical:

If you paint enough glass blocks, you can build a pillar of fire.  These glass blocks have mosaic blocks on them, but the same effect could be accomplished with paint.

3.  Paint/Color on Paper or Canvas

It's easy to paint/draw on paper or canvas, a group project . . .

or a solitary sketch:

4.  Make Headbands

Cut flame shapes out of paper.  Attach them to headbands (you can make them out of paper) and have people wear them to church--voila!  Instant decorations for your church:

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