(Great for Valentine's Day!)


Each crafter will need, the heart pattern, red and pink foam fabric, (or poster paper for indoors), wreath base such as a Styrofoam ring, or a 9" Styrofoam paper plate with the center cut out, red ribbon (24" x 1/8th" thick), pink or red pipe cleaner, double stick tape, glue, scissors, hole punch.


Cut out the heart pattern. Place double stick tape on the back of pattern and place onto the foam fabric. (By using the double stick tape you'll avoid having to trace with a pencil onto the foam fabric.) Cut 5 red hearts and 5 pink hearts for the Styrofoam plate. Punch a hole at the top of the plate and one at the bottom of the plate. The top hole is for the pipe cleaner to use as the wreath hanger, the bottom hole will be to string your red ribbon for the dangling hearts. Glue or hot glue, the foam hearts onto the wreath base in an overlapping pattern. It will take 8 hearts to cover the plate. Let dry. The 2 remaining hearts will dangle from the wreath. Write, "Love One Another" on the first dangling heart, and, "God Is Love" 1 John 4:7-8, on the second dangling heart. Punch a hole at the top of both dangling hearts. String the ribbon through the hole at the bottom of the plate. Have the ribbon hang uneven and tie the 2 remaining hearts to each end.

Object Lesson:
The Bible tells us that God is LOVE. He loves us completely. We love many things. We love our parents, our dogs, our cats, and chocolate candy! It is impossible for us to LOVE GOD, or anyone else for that matter, the way that God loves us. God sent his SON to die for us so that we can love GOD with pure hearts, and live with him forever. The Bible tells us to "Love one another." When God lives in you, he helps you to love him and others the right way. The Bible says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16.

Hang your Heart Wreath on your door and proclaim to all that enter your home that GOD IS LOVE!

If you like this project, you may just like some of the other ideas from the book I'm currently writing entitled, "Kids Can Do All Things Through Christ!" A book of Bible object lessons, using crafts, recipes, and games. (For K-6th grade.)

Copyright 2000 /S. A. Keith

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