Thursday, September 17, 2009

First It Was Beads, Now It's Feathers, Next is for Wild Little Man!

The Indian dresses and Pirate Princess costume are done. Now, it's on to birds. Riley's will be blue and yellow. I am first making a little jacket out of these blue and yellow fabrics. The hood, back, and sleeves are blue, and the front is yellow. I will attach the wings and tail to the arms and back of the jacket. The front will have a Velcro closure. I am going to use some real feathers, but I'm also cutting out feathers from the fabrics. So far, I have a bunch of blue ones cut, but there are many more to come.

I got this much done after I published this post, so I thought I'd go ahead and post these two pictures of the front and back of the bird, at this stage.

Next will be Little Man's "Where the Wild Things Are" costume. His parents decided on the costume that the little boy wears. Have you seen the movie trailer? I want to see this movie! I bought some off white fleece, but I'm thinking I need something with more texture. I also need to get something for the tail! There's a store nearby that usually has anything odd that I'm looking for, so tomorrow I'll head there.

Again, I was in charge of the activity at our youth meeting this week. I planned a scavenger hunt inside the church. We've had rain, rain, rain, and more rain this week, so it had to be indoors. I hid clues all over the church. We formed two teams of kids. ( We had a bunch of kids out this week. I hope they don't have the flu. The middle school closed this week due to sickness.)

These girls had trouble finding where the "light shines through the Word." One of our stained glass windows has the Bible pictured. They finally figured it out with a few little extra clues!

There was a clue on Jesus' picture, the sound system, the Sunday School rooms, etc.....

There was a clue in the storage closet where we keep all the paper goods like paper plates, paper cups, and even toilet paper. For some reason this was a confusing clue for both teams.

Each clue had a Bible reference on it that "sort of" went along with the place in the church where the clues were found. I say "sort of" because there are no references to toilet paper in the Bible, that I could find anyway. There are several verses that speak to keeping "treasures" in the church, though. I figured toilet paper is truly a treasure to have.
The kids looked up the Bible verses and matched them with the verses on a sheet on which I had typed and printed them. They then had to figure out how that verse related to the place that clue was found. They took this very seriously and worked hard.


cindy said...

The costume is absolutely adorable!!!

blushing rose said...

Really cute.
TTFN ~Marydon

Goosegirl said...

Julia, you are amazing! Your costumes are so fun and cute and imaginative. And your Bible class looks like it is really fun and teaching wonderful lessons to the children.

gwensews said...

Yes, that costume definitelu looks like a bird. You are so imaginative! That would stand to reason, being the storyteller that you are. The scavenger hunt sounds like tons of fun. I'm going to mention that to our youth group leader at church.

Faye Lewis said...

That is an amazing costume.

Sher said...

Again I would not have the patience to do all those "feathers" real or not. What a superb job! Good luck on fashioning a tail.

window dressing said...

The bird costume is unbelievable! Very original and beautiful.
The scavenger hunt seems so much fun and it looks like it has been such a useful teaching tool.

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