Quick Rock Craft With a Family Theme
Rock Family Paperweight
Crafts for Sunday School
I started teaching Sunday School in 1990. Although my curriculum through the years usually included activities, I sometimes wanted or needed to do something different. Now that I no longer teach, I often help our supply room coordinator in the teachers' workroom when I am not tending to the church library. We are always experimenting with new craft ideas to reinforce our weekly Sunday School lessons. We also try to do special crafts for Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day.
This year we challenged ourselves to create a Fathers' Day craft with two parameters:
- use what was already available in our supply room and
- make it work even for children with no father in the home.
This rock family paperweight was the result, since each child would make a project that reflected his/her unique family.
Photo credit: The sample picture and the picture below are the author's.
Supplies and Procedure
Assemble Your Rock Family
- colored poster board, foam board, or cardboard,
- smooth rocks of various sizes,
- wiggle eyes--self-adhesive or glue-on,
- tacky glue, and fine line permanent markers.
Cut poster board into squares large enough for children's "families." Cut a piece of felt the same size and glue the two together. Select a larger rock for each adult in the family and smaller rocks for each child. Decorate rocks with wiggle eyes and use markers to add smiles, noses, and other features. Arrange rocks on the board and glue in place. Let dry and write names below each rock if desired.
The project shown above was done by an overachiever who included the family's three cats and dog as well as her six siblings and her parents. This projects allows the teacher to encourage each child to appreciate the family God gave them, no matter what size!
Sunday School song:
"The wise man built his house upon a rock.
The wise man built his house upon a rock.
The wise man built his house upon a rock,
and the rains came tumbling down."