Burning Bush Light

Day Two Craft

on July 19, 2018

Materials

  • 9 ounce clear plastic cups, 2 per child
  • Red tissue paper, one 4x4-inch square per child
  • Yellow tissue paper, one 4x4-inch square per child
  • Orange tissue paper, one 4x4-inch square per child
  • Burning bush pattern (download below)
  • Transparency sheets, 1 sheet for every 6 children
  • Small flickering amber LED tea lights, 1 per child

Tools and Basic Supplies

  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Transparent tape

Pre-Prep

  1. Cut the tissue paper into 4x4-inch squares, enough for every child to get one of each color (red, yellow, and orange).
  2. Print the burning bush pattern onto transparencies and cut out, one per child.

Teaching Tie-In

Do you remember the account of Moses at the burning bush? Take responses. Who did Moses meet at the bush? Take responses. Yes, God! This was what we call a Christophany, a time when Jesus appeared before coming to earth as a baby. We know it was Jesus and not God the Father or the Holy Spirit because the Bible tells us in John 1:18 and John 14:17 that no one has ever seen the Father or the Holy Spirit, but we know Jesus has been seen in various forms by many people throughout time. Our little burning bush light can be a great reminder of that. Let's get started!

Class Time Directions

  1. Crumple the tissue paper squares, then flatten them out.
  2. Tear the squares into smaller pieces.
  3. Glue the pieces, in a random order, all over the outside of one cup. Continue until the entire cup is covered.
  4. Tape the burning bush transparency to the front of the decorated cup.
  5. Place the decorated cup inside the blank cup.
  6. Turn on the tea light and place it inside the cup.

Tip Corner

Baby wipes, cut in half, work well for removing glue from sticky fingers.

Burning Bush Light Download PDF
Burning Bush Pattern Download PDF