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Walk like an Egyptian…
and look like one too!
Looking for some Egyptian Accessories for your Vacation Bible School? Check out some of these sites:
Bald head covering - for the Joseph who doesn’t want to shave his head for the role (or has been forbidden by his wife to do so!) $3.47
Arabian Mantle Head covering - great for male shop keepers or family leaders $9.97
Gold Egyptian Crown Headpiece - $29.97
Cleopatra Beaded Headpiece - $22.97
Cleopatra Headpiece (One-Size) $9.99. Hurry! Only 3 in stock!
Egyptian Collar $12.74
Gold Egyptian Headband $3.95 + 5.99 shipping
19391 Cleopatra Beaded Headpiece $12.98 + $4.00 shipping
Egyptian Wristbands $6.99
Snake Earrings $3.99
Cleopatra Wig $8.99
Egyptian Adult Sandals $12.99
Beaded headpiece $13.99 Lots of different colors, very elaborate. In stock, ready to ship!
Trying to keep costs down for your Vacation Bible School? We’re doing the Egypt theme this year and I’d like to make papyrus and cartouches (with hieroglyphs on them). Both call for plaster of paris to hold them together, so I went searching for a recipe to make our own and found the following two methods (if you’d like more information on the papyrus or cartouche, check out the Thrifty Egyptian series, or leave a comment and I’ll get back to you!).
- First, you can make a paste that is diluted white glue and warm water. Basically, you use two parts white glue with one part warm water. Put the glue and water into a plastic bowl. Add more water, while stirring the mixture, until you get a soupy mixture. The final product should be watery yet still have a slight white glue consistency.
- Second, you can create a flour paste to use as Plaster of Paris. Use two to three cups of white flour with one cup to two cups of warm water. Mix the flour and water in a plastic bowl until there are no lumps, and the consistency is a smooth paste that’s easy to stir.
What Should I Use This Stuff For?
2. Paper mache
4. Bubble paint
5. Sidewalk chalk
Here are some warnings about the mix:
Use this for your Egypt VBS!
Ancient Egyptian Date Candy Recipe
Supplies: small mixing bowl, 1 cup chopped dates, water, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp cardamom seeds, 1/2 cup ground up walnuts, small amount of honey, small dish of finely ground almonds, spoon.
1) Mix dates with enough water to make a date “paste”. Add cinnamon, cadamom seeds, and walnuts, and mix together.
2) Roll the mixture into balls then drip a little bit of honey on them.
3) Finally, roll the date balls in the ground almonds and enjoy a taste of ancient Egypt’s sweet life!
Taken from the book: Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself series)
Check out the Whole Thrifty Egyptian Series:
Just got an email today from one of the ladies I attended VBS University with. She shared some of the lessons her church learned from their freshly completed Vacation Bible School program.
Here’s what she said:
1. There needs to be LOTS of stuff in the marketplace. The smaller the attendance, the more stuff there needs to be.
2. Having the marketplace outside was a great change of scenery, but the kids tended to lose focus. When we moved it inside due to the weather, they didn’t “get bored” quite as easily.
3. The food shop is a big hit. Have lots of food.
4. The prison can be scary for younger kids. Leave the opportunity to have extra light if needed, especially for preschoolers.
5. Extra craft ideas: Use God sightings as a marketplace stop and have face painting at the barbershop.
Introducing “The Experienced Egyptian” series:
I plan to share any other rumblings I hear about this program in a new series entitled “The Experienced Egyptian”. Stay tuned and be sure to share you own Vacation Bible School ideas!
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One True God
Children of God by Stephen Curtis Chapman
Okay, not quite related. This is about Moses, but it’s the Veggie Tales rapping, and pretty funny.