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Jericho's Falling Walls Bible Craft

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This Joshua and the walls of Jericho Bible craft is great to use as you tell the Bible story. Children can then make their own Jericho from a cardboard box and a little paint. They take it home to share the story with friends and family.

Jericho's Falling Walls Bible Craft
Jericho's Falling Walls Bible Craft

Estimated Time

15 - 20 minutes

What You Will Need

  • Small box with tall sides
  • Scissors
  • Utility knife (adults only)
  • Clear packing tape
  • Tan acrylic paint
  • Small sponge
  • Hole punch
  • Fishing line

Preparation

  • Cut sponge into small rectangles .

Instructions

  • Using scissors, remove top flaps of box. Cut out squares across the top to look like the top edge of a fortress wall.
  • Pour small amounts of paint into a paper dessert plate. (May want to water down paint to make it go further).
  • Have children dip sponges into paint, then in a row across the bottom of their box, leaving a small space (about 1/4 inch) in between to look like mortar. Paint all four sides. Repeat with the next row, offsetting the bricks. Continue until all walls are complete.
  • Make two holes at the top of each wall about an inch apart.
  • An adult should use a knife to slit all four sides.
  • Reinforce bottom of box with tape if necessary.
  • Starting inside the box, thread a piece of fishing line in and out through each hole.
  • Secure in a corner with a bow.
  • When telling the Bible story of Joshua and the walls of Jericho, pull the bow when you get to the part about the army giving a shout and the walls of your Jericho will fall down.
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