Celebration Shaker  

New Year's Praise Craft

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs . . . Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalms 100:1-4 

What you need:
A paper plate, filling: plastic beads, un-popped corn or dried beans, multiple bright colors of curling ribbon, crayons or markers, scissors, and a stapler.

What you do: 
Color the back of the paper plate with designs and colors that express joy and celebration. Fold in half. Cut 4-6 strands of different colors of curling ribbon, each strand at least two feet in length. Knot the ribbon strands together at one end. Staple the knot to the inside of the paper plate at one of the corner folds. Staple the plate two-thirds shut, making sure the staples are side by side along the edge of the plate (this will keep the filling from falling out). Put two small handfuls of filling into the paper plate. Finish stapling shut. 

Hold your Celebration Shaker on the opposite side of the ribbons to use as a maraca during song time and for waving the ribbons above your head as you sing praises to Jesus!

Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. Psalms 150:1-6

Copyright 2013 SA Keith 

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