Thursday, September 27, 2012

Joseph's Coat of Many Colors

This activity is for Story of the World One: Ancient Times, Chapter Six The Jewish People. The activity guide offers instructions for making Joseph's coat with butcher/construction paper or a more realistic coat made with a button down shirt. I didn't want to go to the effort of the fabric coat because I didn't think the boys would wear them very many times. So I made the paper coat, but I used a paper grocery bag instead of taping paper together. I wanted there to be a weaving element to it as well, so here's what I did:

  1. I cut the bag in the front in the middle, starting at the bottom. I continued the cut down the middle of the top of the coat (the bottom of the bag.) 
  2. I figured out the hard way (I had to toss my first attempt) that the best way to make a weaving area is to fold the front side parts in half (long open side to long other side) and cut slits to weave strips of colored paper through. Start cutting the strips on the side part where the two edges are touching, not in near the middle.
  3. I folded the bag inside out so the outside looks nice (it's easier than I thought it would be, and I didn't have any tearing.)
  4. I then cut out ovals at the neck and arms. 
  5. Next I cut out colored paper strips for the boys to weave on the the font part. (I cut quiet a few strips because I thought Early Bird might join us, and I didn't know what kind of pattern they'd want to make.)
  6. Builder Boy weaved in the colors he chose and I glued the ends to make sure they'd stick.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this idea. I'm looking ahead to what we are doing for next year and came across your pin.


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