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Play Money Craft

Mr. Phipps visited the bank to learn about money. Now let’s make our own play money craft!

In this play money craft, we use metal washers and colored paper to create pretend money that can be used to teach kids of their own value in God.

In season 1, episode 2 of Little Image-Bearers, Mr. Phipps visits a local bank to learn about money. He has a gold coin worth $60 and he withdraws $60 from the bank to compare how they look. The biblical lesson of the episode is that because God made us (Psalm 139:13-14) , we have intrinsic value, and we are worth far more than any amount of money.

To help kids understand money a little better, Mr. Phipps takes the time to make his own money out of metal washers and paper, and pretends to purchase a Bible. As your kids have fun making their own money, use this time to teach them that while money is important and valuable, they are even MORE important and valuable because of the value God placed in them.

Supplies

  • Metal washers
  • Various colors of paper (pre-cut for younger children)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Marker

Instructions

Trace around the metal washer on a piece of paper, then cut out the circle. Repeat so that you have two circles of the exact same size.

Glue one circle on one side of the coin, and the other circle on the other side.

Using the marker, write your desired amount on the coin (1, 5, 10, 25).

Start spending your “money”!

This play money craft is easy to make and demonstrates to kids the value of money, which gives you a great starting point to talk about their own value. We hope you and your kids enjoy it!

And be sure to check out Little Image-Bearers season 1, now available on digital and DVD!

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Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Create your own paper bag puppet craft and design him any way you want, just like God designed you!

Create your own paper bag puppet craft and design it any way you want, just like God designed you. Tune in to Little Image-Bearers to see this craft and more!

In season 1, episode 1 of Little Image-Bearers, Mr. Phipps created and designed a paper bag puppet. The biblical lesson of the episode is that God designed each one of us perfectly, from our eyes and nose, down to our feet and toes, and all the way through to our heart and mind. We truly are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27).

With that in mind, Mr. Phipps created a puppet out of a paper bag, taking time to give the puppet features such as eyes, a nose, a tongue, ears, and even buttons and a bow tie. He designed the puppet just like he wanted him – just like God designed us just like He wanted us. As your kids enjoy the paper bag puppet craft, use this time to teach them that God formed them, created them, and put so much care and detail into them…all because He loves them!

Supplies

Create your own paper bag puppet craft and design it any way you want, just like God designed you. Tune in to Little Image-Bearers to see this craft and more!
  • Paper bag
  • Various colors of paper (pre-cut for younger children)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons

Instructions:

Cut out shapes for eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. (Shapes may be pre-cut for younger children.) Additional shapes could include arms, legs, accessories, etc. Allow ample time for your child to be creative with how they want their puppet to look.

Create your own paper bag puppet craft and design it any way you want, just like God designed you. Tune in to Little Image-Bearers to see this craft and more!

Glue the shapes in the desired locations.

Create your own paper bag puppet craft and design it any way you want, just like God designed you. Tune in to Little Image-Bearers to see this craft and more!

Draw accessories on the puppet, such as buttons, a bow tie, hair, etc.

Create your own paper bag puppet craft and design it any way you want, just like God designed you. Tune in to Little Image-Bearers to see this craft and more!

Give your puppet a name and make him/her talk!

Create your own paper bag puppet craft and design it any way you want, just like God designed you. Tune in to Little Image-Bearers to see this craft and more!

This craft is simple but firmly reinforces the lesson of God forming and creating each and every one of us. We hope you and your kids enjoy it!

And be sure to check out Little Image-Bearers season 1, now available on digital and DVD!

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