I love love love this burning bush craft. My kids had so much fun that our coffee table is now stacked full of blow paint pictures. Since our baby was born I have really struggled to get back into the habit of teaching my kids, but this craft has renewed their interest in the Bible and motivated me to teach them again.
Over the years I’ve found that the key to keeping myself motivated is to find creative ways to teach my kids. Let’s paint it, build it, eat it, or make a game out of it.
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The story of Moses is absolutely amazing. From beginning to end we get to see God’s power, purpose, and unrelenting love. He reveals himself to Moses in beautiful and terrifying ways. When God spoke to Moses through the burning bush, Moses was afraid. Afraid to look at God (Exodus 3:6), and afraid he was unable to carry out the great task God set before him.
As a mother I often feel that the call to disciple my children is more than I can bear. Like Moses, I feel inadequate. I am an exhausted, selfish person who can barely keep up with feeding my kids, let alone discipling them. Surely someone else could do better.
Exodus 3:11-12 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” He (God) said, “But I will be with you.”
God is with us
What could be more comforting than knowing that the powerful God who spoke to Moses will not abandon us. Look at what Jesus says when he calls us to make disciples:
Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Today as I reflect on the life of Moses, I am truly encouraged to press on. I will fail again and again, but God is with me always, renewing my strength, motivation, and joy.
Burning Bush Craft
What You’ll Need
- White card stock
- Black marker
- A cup of water
Draw a bush on the piece of card stock using a black marker. This doesn’t have to be anything fancy. If you are doing this craft for a classroom you can draw the picture once and photocopy it for your students.
Paint drops of watercolors towards the base of the bush. Make sure there is a lot of water in the paint drops so they are easy to blow around. Blow through a straw to move the paint up the page. We started with yellow paint and then added orange and red.
Note: Crayola watercolors work better than cheaper brands. The colors are more vibrant.
Isn’t this fun? I can’t wait to see how yours turn out! You can post pictures on our Facebook page, Faithful Little Hands.
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