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Stewardship Piggy Bank Craft

 

Craft Supplies:

  • Empty Bleach bottle
  • Corks or Empty Thread spools for feet
  • Markers
  • Pink Felt for Ears
  • Large Google Eyes
  • Pipe Cleaner for tail
  • Knife to make slit for money
  • White Elmer’s Glue will work but will need drying time.

 

Craft Instructions:

Preparation: Wash and air dry bleach bottles. With the handle on top, make a slit in the top back big enough for money. Cut out the Felt Ears. Poke a small hole in the back of the pig for the tail.

1. Allow students to decorate the pig with markers. Let dry
2. Glue the google eyes to each side of the head.
3. Glue the ears above and behind the eyes
4. Push the pipe cleaner in the small hole. You may need to add some glue. Curl the tail
5. Glue the feet on and you are done.

Bible Verse:   Deuteronomy 8:17-18

then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’ 18 “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Bible Stories 

Mark 12 & Luke 21 – The Widow’s Mite or Matthew 25:14-30 - Servants and the Talents

Thoughts:

Preparing for this craft and lesson made me think of an incident that occurred in my church many years ago. I was seated behind a friend who had brought her granddaughter of about 4 or 5 years to Sunday service. Before the collection plate was passed, the lady gave her grand daughter a dollar for contribution. When it came time to put the dollar in the plate, the child held it tightly in her fist and pronounced very loudly that it was her dollar and she was not giving it to anybody. Rather than make a scene my friend passed the plate down the pew. I started thinking, isn't’t that just the way we are. God gives generously to us, if we hold his gifts and don’t give back to Him, we miss out on even greater blessings that he has in store for us.

 

 

 


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