A few weeks ago, I shared an altar craft that was designed for those in the preschool age range. Today, I’m sharing one that is better for those in the next grade level up from that. Kids who are old enough to glue and build a bit. Again, this Craft Through the Bible project is inspired by the story of Abraham and Isaac, and the purpose is to help kids understand the concept of what an altar could be used for (since we do not commonly use them these days).
I do want to state the obvious and get that out of the way. Yes, this altar is made from wooden sticks. Yes, in real life it would just burn up. But since it’s for teaching purposes, I think it will be okay! I may have to come up with another altar craft idea that is built with stones to be more realistic.
Here are the supplies needed for this one:
- Mini wooden sticks
- Elmers Xtreme Glue (not a glue stick in this case)
- A square of orange tissue paper
Glue the mini craft sticks together, alternating between horizontal and vertical. I let my daughter double up the mini sticks to make the layers taller and more obvious. They should look directly on top of one another from overhead.
Let the sticks dry for a few minutes– just enough so that they set up and cannot easily be moved.
Scrunch up the orange paper and glue it to a mini craft stick on the underside. Glue the mini stick on the top layer. Glue another one right next to it in order to keep the orange tissue paper in place.