By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 6 and up
Looking for a cute religious Easter or Passover craft to do this year? This baby Moses idea definitely fits the bill. The story of Moses begins when his mother save her baby by putting him in a floating basket and placing him in the River Nile. Make your own mini baby Moses in a bulrush basket with some felt, a pom-pom, and a walnut shell.
What you'll need:
- ½ walnut shell
- Felt craft glue
- 1 medium white pom-pom
- ½ sheet light blue felt
- 3" square pieces of felt: brown, dark green, blue
How to make it:
- Place shell flat side down onto a piece of paper and trace with a pencil. Set tracing aside.
- Clean out the shell and pipe in some felt glue. Fill halfway with light blue felt scraps that have been cut into small pieces. Glue white pom-pom on top of scraps at one end of the shell. (See photo.)
- Using the tracing from step 1 as the basis of a pattern, cut out half an oval from the light blue felt for the blanket. Place the blanket over the bottom half of the shell and tuck down into the shell with a toothpick. (See photo.)
- Using the tracing as a pattern again, make a sun shade from the brown felt by cutting out a shell-shaped oval and then cutting it in half lengthwise. Line the top of the shell (around the "baby's head") with felt glue, and attach the sun shade –straight side of the felt glued to the walnut. (See photo.)
- From remaining brown and dark green felt, cut some long pieces for the reeds and grasses. Pipe some glue around the outside of the sun shade and attach reeds and grasses.
- Cut an oval, about ½" larger than the walnut shell for the water. Glue the baby basket to the water.
- Felt glue works much better than white craft glue and is available at craft supply stores.
- Pair this craft up with a talk about the origins of the story.
- Buy 2 or 3 pieces of felt each trip to the store to keep stocked up.