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Brainstorming an idea.....suggestions welcome!!

 

Creating a Jesus is the Light project using Christmas lights, and key names/verses from Isaiah.

 

The people who walked in darkness

    have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
    on them light has shined.

 

 

I've done each of these steps for different types of projects, so I'm combining them here into one display knowing they would work, though I have not made this display as described...

 

How to assemble a life-size Jesus decorated with both Christmas lights and these verses:

 

  1. Trace an outline of Jesus onto cardboard and cut out. (have a student lay on the cardboard and pose). 
  2. Immediately cut out a sheet of white butcher paper using the cardboard shape, and split into two teams:
  3. Team 1 works on adding the Names of Jesus and Key Verses to the butcher paper using various artistic techniques (described in posts above).
  4. Team 2 works on punching holes around the edges of the cardboard and inserting Christmas lights into holes (so that wiring is at back of cardboard). 

    Punching the Holes:  To easily and quickly punch many holes in cardboard for the lights to go in from behind) you need a simple "jig."  The jig is any small but sturdy rectangular box about 3 inches high but only about 3" x 3" square. You place the cardboard over the opening of the box, place a fat phillips head screwdriver against the cardboard where you want the hole, then tap with a hammer to punch the hole. Easy for kids to do and actually fun. Punch holes about 4" apart (as twinkle lights are about 5-6" apart on the string.
  5. When finished, paste the white paper to the cardboard Jesus and light up!

 

Key Verses to Illustrate:

 

Isaiah 9

The people who walked in darkness

    have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
    on them light has shined.

 

Isaiah 9: 6

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Last edited by Neil MacQueen

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