How to make an ark of the covenant box craft

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How to make an ark of the covenant box craft
Make a model of the Biblical Ark of the Covenant. (Holes in the stones image by sylvain lienard from Fotolia.com)

The Ark of the Covenant was a sacred box that the Israelites built to carry the stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments as they wandered in the desert. If you are teaching your children or a class about the Ark of the Covenant, then lead them in this creative craft that uses simple materials. An optional addition is to ask the children to make the Ten Commandments out of white craft paper and then to slip the paper tablets inside of the ark.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Newspaper
  • Unfinished wood jewellery box
  • Spray paint (gold)
  • 2 wood dowels
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Gold craft paper

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Line your work space with newspapers.

  2. 2

    Lay your unfinished wood box on the newspaper.

  3. 3

    Shake up your gold spray paint. Spray the outside and inside of the box until all of the wood is covered. Allow the paint to dry.

  4. 4

    Lay out the wood dowels on the newspaper, and spray paint the fronts and backs of the sticks gold. Allow the paint to dry.

  5. 5

    Plug in your hot glue gun (with a glue stick). Allow the glue to warm up.

  6. 6

    Squeeze a line of glue onto the first dowel, and press it into the side of the jewellery box. Repeat this step with the second dowel. You want to centre the dowel on the side of the jewellery box, so there appears to be "handles" on each side of the jewellery box.

  7. 7

    Draw angels onto gold craft paper or use an angel template from a free website to trace an angel pattern on the gold craft paper. Cut out angels, squeeze a few dots of hot glue on the top of the jewellery box, and then place the angels upright and facing one another on top of the ark.

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