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Sunday, May 06, 2012

The Ascension Glowing Cloud Craft

"When He said this, as they were looking on, He was lifted up, and a cloud took Him from their sight." (Acts 1:9) This Bible verse was the inspiration for this craft:
 My kids found this craft to be so neat and fun!! It was a hit!


You will need:
  • fiberfill (a large handful or two)
  • fold-and-close sandwich bag
  • picture of Jesus ascending  (free in shop)
  • stapler/staples
  • hot glue
  • scissors
  • string
  • twist-tie
  • light - LED tea light, mini LED flash light, a glow-stick or other small (non-hot) light


First, spread out the cotton. 
Open the sandwich bag and start stapling the cotton onto the bag. 

  Staple cotton all around the bag. 

You should cover the entire bag with cotton, fluffing the cotton along the way.

Be sure the bag still has a pocket and an ability to tie the top. 

Add your light. 

Use the twist-tie to close the top. 
(Be sure to keep this accessible so you can turn the light on and off)

Cut out the Jesus image.
Click here - Free in shop!

Add hot glue to the back.

Stick it onto the cloud/cotton. 

Use the twist-tie as a hook to attach the string to hang it up. 

This is the completed project. 

In a dimly lit room:

In a dark room:



 Don't forget to look at this 3D Ascension Craft: 
{Printable with instructions}


They were so much fun!
Hope you enjoy them!
God Bless.
~Jennifer

7 comments:

  1. Jennifer, how cool is that! You are a mastermind of creativity! My Religious Ed class is over for the year but I will keep this in mind for next year.

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  2. When I first saw the picture of the finished craft, I thought it would be far too difficult for my children’s ministry students to attempt. But after reading through the steps, I think this might be not so difficult after all! I can’t wait to have my kids do this craft—I know they’re going to love it as much as I do.

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  3. Pauline, This craft is terrific, cannot wait to get it ready for next year. It is awesome. Keep up the good work.

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  4. Jennifer, what a creative idea! I will post about it at Familia Católica!!I still have to get back to you : )

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  5. This one is surreal. I'm not sure how this stuff pops in your head, but I think it's time to think about writing a book.

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  6. Hi Jennifer, we used some elements of your Ascension of Jesus craft in my class today. I didn't have enough staplers and I wasn't comfortable with my young ones to have a hot glue gun on hand. So we combined it with Jesus floating on clouds. I will post it and link it back to you, of course. Thank you and God bless!

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  7. This is really wonderful! I love it! Since I'm working with a group of kids ranging from 3 years to 4th grade, I tried to make a sample using spread-out cotton balls and glue sticks, and it still worked really well!

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