- Brown poster board, one 22x28-in. sheet for every
- Brightly colored chenille stems, 6 per child
- Animal Pairs pattern
- White cardstock, 1 sheet per child
- Awesome Ark Verse pattern
- Tan or yellow cardstock, 1 sheet for every 9 children
Tools and Basic Supplies
- Office paper cutter
- Invisible tape
- Glue sticks
- Cut the poster board into 4x22-in. lengths. Then cut the
lengths in half so there are two 11-in. pieces per child.
- Staple the pairs together at one end only (2 staples).
The other end will be stapled later to fit each child’s
- Photocopy the animal pairs pattern onto white cardstock.
Then cut out a set of 6 circles per child.
- To give the chenille stems some spring, wrap (coil) the
middle of each stem around a crayon 4 or 5 times.
- Photocopy the verse pattern onto tan or yellow cardstock.
Then cut out the verse strips, one per child.
Show the sample craft and say:
Look at these fun hats we get to make and wear today!
Let’s look at the animals that go on it. How many are in
this circle? (Two.) Right! Did you know God had the animals
come to the Ark and get on two by two (seven of
some)? There were mostly one boy and one girl of each
animal kind. Which animal pair would you like to have
seen getting on the Ark? Would you have wanted to get
on the Ark, too?
Class Time Directions
- Glue stick the verse strip to one side of the hat.
- Use crayons to color the animal pair circles.
- Tape each circle to one end of a chenille stem.
- Tape the other end of each stem to the inside of the hat—three on one side and three on the other. Be sure to
completely cover the ends of the stems as they can be a
- Staple the loose ends of the hat together to fit each
- Make a few larger (4x28-in.) hats for the teachers to
- Add animal stickers to the main part of the hat.