Just as battle armour protects the body from harm during times of war, a spiritual armour protects an individual from negative influence and evil. There are some creative ways to make this memorable for children. An armour of God necklace is a popular choice among girls and an armour of God bracelet works for both girls and boys.
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Things you need
- Beads (various colours)
- Twine (various colours)
- Inspirational word charms
- War helmet charms
Choose the twine colour. Select beads that compliment that colour. Create a general colour scheme and pattern for the beads.
Find charms having to do with God's armour. Choose helmet charms or other pieces of armour-like shields and swords. Find inspirational word charms such as Faith, Courage, CTR (Choose the Right), Return with Honor or Rely on God. There are many to choose from.
Thread an end of twine into a sewing needle. Tie a knot in the other end of the twine. String the beads and charms onto the twine one by one in the desired pattern.
Armour of God Necklaces
Have the children choose three different colours of twine. Help girls choose a couple of charms. Guide boys to the helmet and armour charms, and have them choose one.
Cut three strands of twine, each a foot-long, in each colour, for a total of six strands. Set something heavy on top of one end of the strands. Braid the strands into a long thick braid, half way down. Thread the charms onto a couple strands and continue to braid the rest of the way to the end.
Take turns encircling the children's wrists with the twine that each has braided. Measure the length needed. Cut to size and tie ends together.