The Garden Of Eden - The Serpent Tempts Eve (Genesis Chapter 3)
The PDF templates can be found here.
You can print off two background sheets (with the memory verse) on one A4 page and four sets of tree trunks and tree tops on another A4 page.
Cut the background sheet into two, then cut out the parts of the tree with scissors.
Next you will need:
1 pipe cleaner, some coloured card, craft wiggly eyes, small coloured balls, stapler, glue dots, glue or double sided tape.
- Cut out a small circle to form a base for the serpents head and then form a circle the same size as the card circle at one end of the pipe cleaner. Shape the remaining lenghth of pipe cleaner as shown in the picture. Stick the circle end of the pipe cleaner to the card circle with glue dots, then stick on two eyes with glue dots as shown.
- The tree trunk needs to be stuck down to the page first and then the tree top is placed on the page, slightly overlapping the tree trunk edges. You can use either double sided tape or glue sticks. Double sided tape is a good option if you are working with very young children and are short on help as the glue sticks can be very messy!
- Use glue dots to stick the "fruits" onto the tree. I like to remind the children that the Bible does not tell us what kind of fruit it was or what colour etc. They can be creative!
- Finally the serpent can be stapled into place as shown or as you prefer.
I have made this craft in the past with a black piece of card stuck behind the tree. This would be helpful for teaching younger children if you have been using colours to teach them the basics about the Gospel, a black background will help them to remember they have been learning about sin.