Clay Pot Jesus
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 6 and up.
This sweet clay pot Jesus portrayal makes a great Sunday school activity or Easter project. Easy to put together and a great way to celebrate your faith.
What you'll need:
- 1- 1.5” diameter wooden ball
- 1- 2.25” diameter clay pot
- White and brown felt
- Gold glitter glue
- White, flesh and pink paint
- Black marker
- White craft glue
How to make it:
- Paint the clay pot white and the wooden ball with flesh paint. Let dry and repeat for a second coat.
- Turn the clay pot upside down and glue the wooden ball to the center of the bottom of the pot.
- Cut the hair and beard out of brown felt using the pattern.
- Glue the hair across the top of the head and glue ends in place.
- Glue the beard onto the face.
- Use an old or scruffy paintbrush (dry) to pick up a small amount of pink paint. Dab off almost all the excess paint and then gently dab on the pink cheeks.
- Use marker to dot on eyes, draw on eyebrows and smile.
- Cut the robe from white felt using the pattern.
- Wrap the robe around the body, crossing and overlapping in the front. Glue in place.
- Use gold glitter glue to pipe a border onto the bottom of the robe and add a cross to the front.
- Use this craft as an opportunity to remind children why we celebrate Easter.
- Felt is inexpensive, buy several sheets of different colors each time you visit the craft store to keep your stock growing.
- Clay pots are easy to paint and you can make tons of great projects from them. Watch for sales at garden centers and craft stores and stock up.