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Roaring Roll Call Horn Bible Craft


In A Nutshell

No matter how loud your children may get, you can always get their attention with the Bible Boot Camp Roaring Roll Call Horn. It is a great way to call your troops to action. Kids love to make them to take home. The father of one of our editors taught her to make this when she was a child. This Bible craft is part of Bible Boot Camp VBS, a 1-day Vacation Bible School Program.

Roaring Roll Call Horn Bible Craft
Roaring Roll Call Horn Bible Craft


Preschool, Elementary, Tweens, Teens

Estimated Time

20-30 minutes

What You Will Need

  • Oatmeal can, any size
  • Boot Print Strips Big Pattern (See Downloads below).
  • Colored card stock or construction paper
  • Paint brush
  • Acrylic paint (dark colors show up best on the brown cardboard)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Pen
  • Cotton string
  • Stick
  • Pine Rosin/Resin


  • Print the Footprint Strips Big Pattern (1 page per child)
  • Remove label from can
  • Remove the lid from the can and set it aside
  • Cut string into 20” piece
  • Cut stick into approximately 1-1/2" piece
  • Purchase or collect pine rosin/resin. See “Extras” below.


  • Paint the can and set it aside to dry.
  • Cut out Footprint Strips. Cut off bottom at the ends of the lines. Leave the extra at the top for overlap. (Depending on the age of your group, you may want to do this step ahead of time).
  • Tape the two boot print strips together. Turn the strip over and place glue on the back. Place the middle of the can on the strip, starting at the top of the strip. Roll the can down the strip and it will stick as you go. Rather than use the whole strip, some children may prefer to cut out the boot prints and glue them onto the can separately.
  • Take the pen and punch a hole in the center of the end of the can
  • Thread the string through the hole (you may need to place a tiny bit of glue on your finger and roll the end of the string around to coat it. Make it straight and when it dries it will be stiff and easier to thread through the hole.
  • Pull the string through the hole through the inside of the can. Tie the string around the piece of stick. Dot with glue to secure.
  • Pull the other end of the string until the stick is tight against the hole.
  • To make the horn "roar", grasp the can with one hand. Put a little bit of rosin/resin between the thumb and first finger of your other hand. Pinch the string close to the can with the same fingers. Tug on the string as you slide your fingers down the length of the string.
  • Place the lid back on the can and the horn can also be used as a drum.


If you live in a rural area, or have access to a pine tree, you can collect your own pine rosin/resin. Natural resins are usually transparent or translucent yellow to brown. Most are exuded from trees, especially pines and firs, when the bark is injured or stripped. The fluid secretion usually dries out and hardens into a material that can be worked. Holding the rosin/resin against the string as you pull creates friction. The sound is amplified by the can. If you don’t have a way to collect your own rosin/resin, it can often be found in sporting goods stores for baseball pitchers. This craft can be used with Bible Boot Camp.


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