Turtle Craft by Janis Cox

Torn Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

Torn Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

Turtle Craft

Janis Cox is the illustrator of Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts About God’s Creation. She is also an author, watercolour artist, wife, mother and grandma — but most of all she’s a faithful follower of Jesus. She’s been retired from teaching for over 15 years but finds herself back into her passion of working with children.

Janis created the craft in the photo above. Janis writes, “This is a craft that I had my children do at school in art lessons. It is great for dexterity, colour, and placement of objects. This week I am showing you how to make a picture called Torn Tadeo Turtle. Of course this can be extended for any picture.”

Click here to learn step-by-step directions at her blog.

 

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Why does a Toucan have such a large beak?

Photo courtesy of Alex Grichenko

Photo courtesy of Alex Grichenko

Excerpt from Janis Cox’ Creative Tuesdays:

 

So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (Genesis 1:21, NIV).

The prompt from Creative Tuesdays for this week was “Twitters” – and I know Michael expects little tiny birds. But my thoughts and heart went to the colourful toucan. I couldn’t resist trying to paint him. Then I became interested in where he lives, what he eats, why he has such a large beak. So here is what I found out.

Certainly God created each part of the toucan for a purpose.

The large beak has been found to be a type of thermal radiator (it cools the toucan).

Click here to read more at Janis Cox’s blog – Creative Tuesdays

Artist of Adam’s Animals writes about the Locust

locust, beetle, caterpillar, cricket - grasshopper

What is very small with no king but has great power?

Four things on earth are small,
    yet they are extremely wise:
 Ants are creatures of little strength,
    yet they store up their food in the summer;
hyraxes are creatures of little power,
    yet they make their home in the crags;
locusts have no king,
    yet they advance together in ranks;

They may be small without a king but locusts have great power.

To read more of Janis Cox’ post visit Sunday Stillness.

Artist paints her ant drawing from Adam’s Animals

Artist of Adam’s Animals paints the ant line-drawing she created for the children’s book

an excerpt from Sunday Stillness at He Cares for You blog …

 

Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
    consider its ways and be wise!
 It has no commander,
    no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
    and gathers its food at harvest.

“The picture today comes from one of the sketches I did for Adam’s Animals by Kimberley Payne – a great resource for homeschoolers and Sunday School teachers. I decided to sketch it again and try my watercolours.”

 

To see the watercolour painting and read the entire post visit Janis Cox’s blog He Cares for You

Newest Review of Super Simple Animal Crafts

Simple Crafts

Newest Review of Super Simple Animal Crafts

Lisa Lickel writes a review that includes,

“Kimberley Payne and Kristen Sheppard-Payne offer a fun-filled book of clear directions and pictures of easy to create animals, from Bizarre Bat to Fancy Fish using an old CD, to Handsome Horse and Wild Wolf built around a child’s footprint, a few simple supplies turns into an afternoon of fun at home or the babysitter or grandma’s house.”

Click here to read more of her review at Amazon.

Children’s Activity Books

 

Children’s Books – raising the next generation in the faith

 

Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts About God’s Creation

Adam’s Animals is the 2nd children’s activity book in the Science & Faith Matters Series. It’s an introduction to animals and their Bible stories ideal for 6- to 9-year-olds.

Adam's Animals (1)

Buy as paperback:

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Review of Adam’s Animals:

Carol Stratton says, “Author Kimberley Payne has done a thorough job of researching the animal kingdom and combining it with scripture and biblical stories. This book has many fascinating facts about animals and is laid our in a very organized manner with pictures to color and word puzzles.”

Super Simple Animal Crafts

Super simple animal crafts offers 30 easy crafts to supplement children’s activity book Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts About God’s Creation

Simple Crafts

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 Review of Super Simple Animal Crafts:

“The crafts are adorable and highly imaginative. Most can be done fairly quickly and contain clear, concise instructions.” R. Grant

 

Trees of the Book – Learning From God’s Creation

Trees of the Book is a 26 page children’s activity book, #1 in the Science & Faith Matters Series. It explores the trees discussed in the Bible in a way that is both fun and informative for children ages 7-9.

Trees - Front Cover proof #5

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Review of Trees of the Book:

 “Activities are fun, challenging and age appropriate.”Julie Connolly, Separate School Librarian

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How to Create a Worm Craft

Worm craft2
Worm craft

Materials:

• Pink pipe cleaner
• 2 googly eyes
• Pencil
• Glue

Instructions:

• Twirl the pipe cleaner around the pencil.
• Bend the tip of one end and glue the two googly eyes onto it.
• When dry, slide the worm off the pencil carefully.

 

Simple CraftsFind this craft and over 20 other easy animal crafts in Super Simple Animal Crafts

 
 

Adam's Animals (1)This craft book is a supplement to Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts about God’s Creations

 

How to Create a Wolf Craft

Wolf craft2
Wolf craft

Materials:

• White construction paper
• Black pompom
• Brown, red and black markers
• Paper plate
• Brown paint
• Paint brush
• 2 googly eyes
• Glue

Instructions:

• Spread brown paint on a paper plate.
• Place bare foot into the paint, and then place it onto the white construction paper.
• Once the paint has dried, use the brown marker to draw on a head connecting the big toe to the little toe.
• Draw ears on either side of the head and colour them with the red marker.
• Towards the upper middle part of the foot, draw arms and paint them brown.
• Draw paws on the end of the arms and paint them brown.
• On the end of the paws draw three small black triangles for the claws.
• On the bottom of the body, draw two paws and paint them brown.
• On the end of the paws, draw three small triangles for claws.
• Draw a tail a little above the bottom paws.
• Glue the googly eyes on the face, and just below that, glue on the pompom for the nose.

 

Simple CraftsFind this craft and over 20 other easy animal crafts in Super Simple Animal Crafts

 

Adam's Animals (1)This craft book is a supplement to Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts about God’s Creations

 

How to Create a Spider Craft

Spider craft2
Spider

Materials:

• Black and white construction paper
• Black pipe cleaner
• Black string
• 2 googly eyes
• Pencil
• Scissors
• Glue

Instructions:

• Draw and cut a circle out of the black construction paper for the body.
• Cut eight legs out of the pipe cleaners.
• Glue the legs to the back of the circle, four on each side and spaced apart.
• Cut a length of string for the web, and glue it on the back of the circle. Allow the glue to dry and set.
• Once everything on the back is dried, flip the circle back over.
• On the front, glue two googly eyes near the top of the circle.
• Out of the white construction paper, cut a mouth –three triangles with a flat bottom. Glue the mouth onto the circle near the bottom with the triangles facing upwards.

 

Simple CraftsFind this craft and over 20 other easy animal crafts in Super Simple Animal Crafts

 

Adam's Animals (1)This craft book is a supplement to Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts about God’s Creations

 

How to Create a Snake Craft

Snake craft
Snake craft2

Materials:

• Purple and yellow paint
• Paint brush
• 2 googly eyes
• Red marker
• Toilet paper tube
• Scissors
• Glue

Instructions:

• Cut the toilet paper tube from bottom to top, following the seam where it was glued together.
• Press it flat, and glue together so the front and the back each have a point.
• Paint whatever type of pattern you want on it, then set aside to dry.
• Once it is dry, glue the googly eyes on one of the pointy ends.
• Draw on a mouth with the red marker.

 

Simple CraftsFind this craft and over 20 other easy animal crafts in Super Simple Animal Crafts

 
 

Adam's Animals (1)This craft book is a supplement to Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts about God’s Creations