After a disappointing search for Bible-related toys for our children, we've designed a few of our own. We offer patterns for some simple homespun toys that will bring the Bible into your child's playtime. This set of toy patterns includes:
Moses Baby Doll
Here's Baby Moses sleeping in his basket--turn him over and he's awake and smiling! Very easy-to-make felt doll and flannel blanket to tuck into a purchased basket. Our girls love him! Make in less than an hour!
Jonah and the Big Fish
This felt drawstring-bag fish swallows a 6" felt Jonah doll. Very inexpensive, very easy, and lots of fun! Can also double as a carry-bag for toddlers' quiet toys for church.
Bible Times Paper Dolls
A set of 3 paper dolls. The woman becomes many different Bible characters with her 4 costumes. The man can dress as a priest, shepherd, king, prophet, soldier, or pharaoh. The Christian soldier can don all his Ephesians 6 Armor of God. Our children love these because, besides all the fun of cutting everything out, they also get to color it all! And they are great for story-acting!
Days of Creation Sequence Puzzle
A simple homemade puzzle that helps your child remember what God made each day. We supply pictures for the puzzle, and instructions. With felt pens or crayons, glue, cardboard, and a knife, you can make this puzzle, and others (we tell you how) at almost no cost!
Emphipps of Tennessee, 11/5/2011
I love this little set! I bought the patterns about a year and a half ago and they were "misplaced" in all the "fun" at our house. I found them about a week ago, and we dove into them. I began making a baby Moses for my 2 year old daughter. My 6 year old son slipped into the chair beside me wrapped his arms around my free arm and said,"You think you could make me one? I mean, to just have to look at..." *smile* Of course I obliged! It has been amazing to me the joy I get out of seeing my children play with something that I've made that is so simple. Now we're in the process of a couple of whales and Jonahs to go with them. The patterns are simple enough for a (very) novice seamstress to follow.
The paper dolls are coming in handy with our studies on Ancient Greece and Rome this year, as well as with Bible biographies (as we like to call them... instead of "stories") Thanks so much, Pam and family for such great products!!