A set of the Ten Commandments Tablets isn’t something that everyone has lying around the house. But for ministry leaders, a set of Ten Commandments Tablets can be a neat prop to have on hand as a visual to a story or as a prop for a skit. My daughter recently had to make these for a project, and today I’m sharing her version of making the Ten Commandments tablets.
I am specifically sharing her version to demonstrate that this project is do-able for any skill level. She created this by herself from start to finish.
Things to remember
- Receive the best results from the project by using corrugated cardboard. With this in mind, cutting the cardboard is more difficult than cutting paper or lighter weight cardboard. For younger kids or those who struggle with fine motor skills, an adult should cut the corrugated cardboard for them.
- Build in paint drying time to the total project time. My daughter completed this over a span of 3 days.
Supplies Needed for Making The Ten Commandments Tablets
- Corrugated cardboard – Enough for 2 tablets. The size of the cardboard will determine the size of the tablets. We repurposed product boxes.
- Gray paint – At least one shade. Combine a few shades to create a truer “stone” look.
- Workspace covering
- Heavy duty scissors
- Permanent marker
Creating the Tablets
This process really is as easy as it seems. Begin by drawing a tablet shape on the corrugated cardboard with the pencil. Once satisfied with the shape, cut out the tablet shape. Use this one as a template to cut out a second tablet shape.
Place the shapes on the workspace covering. Paint with the gray paint. Let dry completely for 24 hours.
Turn over the cardboard. Paint this side of the tablet with the gray paint. Let dry completely for 24 hours.
View the painting coverage to determine if the tablets need another coat of paint. Add this if desired, keeping in mind that they will need another 24 hours of drying time after each coat of paint.
Once you’re satisfied with the paint coverage, grab the permanent marker and write the commandments on the tablets. The first five will go on one tablet and the second five will go on the other.
Use Exodus 20:3-27 as a resource for writing the Ten Commandments.
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