RAINBOW DOOR HANGER

Our story for our preschool class today was about Noah’s Ark. I was in charge of the crafts so I racked my brains out on what to do because I’ve already bought colorful crepe paper. I honestly didn’t know what to do next! Thank God for the net! I came across a pastor’s wife’s blog.  Here’s the link if you’re interested. http://raisingmytwogirls.blogspot.com/2012/06/preschool-at-home-week-8-noahs-ark.html

She was helping her kid make a craft with colorful yarn and cotton…. It looked really pretty. So, I decided to copy her idea and reinvent it my own way. Thank you Mrs. Brown! (Even if you don’t know me!) I’d probably visit your blog again if I’m stuck in a rut again!

Anyhow, here’s my version:

Here are the materials needed: Cardboard paper (cut into squares: big enough to roll), Crepe Papers in the colors of a rainbow, Glue, Scotch Tape (not in the picture… clumsy me!), Masking Tape, Scissors, Cotton or Cotton Balls, and Yarn.

1.) First, Cut Crepe papers into strips. Make sure it’s not too long nor too short. Just enough so that it would flow when taped into the cardboard.  What I did was that I folded a long strip into two. Arrange the colors according to the colors of the rainbow. (ROYGBIV… If you don’t know this, you haven’t been in preschool all your life! 😉 ) I didn’t have indigo nor a pure purple color for the crepe papers, so I used pink and dark blue at the end in stead. Make sure to leave a half inch allowance on both ends of the cardboard. This is for the masking tape. Use scotch tape to tape the ends of the folded crepe paper to the lower half of the cardboard. (See picture above.)

2.) After taping the colors, I placed glue all over the middle portion of the cardboard. Still, always leave allowance for the ends of the cardboard for the masking tape to be placed. If you’ve got ready made cotton balls, then it would actually save time. But since we’re on a budget here, I just rolled those fluffy things into balls. It isn’t that hard and This is the fun part by the way, which we would leave for the kids to do. But since I have to make a dummy, this is how it looks like. 🙂

3.) Next, After the glue dries up, roll the cardboard slowly till both empty ends meet. Tape the ends with Masking Tape. It would look a bit messy at the back portion. But this would not matter because this would be facing the door surface.

Don’t you just love the cumulus beauty? Haha! 😀 My sister said it looks like a fluffy colorful squid!

4.) Lastly, cut the yarn to about 8 inches or so. Tape the ends with masking tape to the sides inside the rolled up cardboard.

The finished product! Isn’t it cute? I loved it so much I even told my sister that we could keep it. 😉

We all know there’s a rainbow always after the rain.. (Go ahead, hum to the song!) Haha! We do know that rainbows always signifies God’s promise and He ALWAYS fulfillis HIS promises right? See, crafts are not just for fun, but we learn and remember things about GOD as well! 😉

I hope you enjoyed this craft as much as I did!  The kids did too! Praise God! More DIY crafts to come for you craft junkies or Sunday School teachers alike! All for His Glory!  😉

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The Love Guru

I wanted to take a break from my usual foodie/fashion/music/whatevah topic blogs and come to a serious matter…. LOVE… Well, you would probably expect me to write about giddy stories and experiences I have about love. Sorry, that’s not what you’re going to get for now. For one thing, I’ve never been in a relationship (except with GOD, family, and friends). But you know that doesn’t even count especially when you actually declare it on Facebook that you are in a relationship with a certain someone right? 😉

It’s actually quite funny as I recall those days when my close friends (girls and guys alike) would come to me and express their relationship problems. I sometimes laugh at myself and think, ” I don’t know what I’m doing!”  Hello, they’re asking advice from a person who has been single since birth! Haha! But because I love my friends, I do give them advice from what I believe is right and base everything in God’s word if it does apply. And from these, I learn from the mistakes of people in relationships make in general. By the end of the “consultation” (It makes me sound like some “Psychiatrist Whacko” Thus the title of this blog! Haha! 😉 ) I then say to myself, “If ever I would enter into a relationship in the future, I won’t commit those mistakes.” But who am I kidding? I’ll never know what would happen in the future. I’m as human as you can get…. There is no perfect love in this world, because we ourselves aren’t perfect.

Sadly, the world right now has a twisted view of love. The media has injected our minds with love for the wrong kind of things. To name a few, Love of money, Love of fame, Love for sex (at the wrong time), Love of power… It all boils down to one kind of love. The love for self. The “I love Me” virus has no cure because it has been inborn in every person since the beginning of time. Thus, explaining the fact that there is no perfect love in this world.  We are all selfish by nature and with that kind of trait in us, causes devastating results. Broken marriages, Abortion, Pre-teen Pregnancy, Drug Abuse, Juvenile Detention…. and all other sad truths.

LOVE is such a broad word. It is a verb, implying action. One of the most difficult actions to do in fact. God tells us to love not just the lovable but the unlovely as well. Tough, isn’t it? But God did display it through giving His one and only son, JESUS, to take all our sins away by dying on the cross. Now, that’s Perfect Love for you! Read 1 Cor 13 in the Bible. It states everything God is…. Replace the word love with GOD and you would soon find yourself nodding your head to every adjective describing what love is all about. That’s the kind of love God wants us to have. Now we, selfish beings can’t do that by our own bidding. We just simply can’t! We need God’s grace to do so!

So for those who are hurting, maybe it’s time to pick up those broken pieces. (Cheesy song alert…) … and give these up to the One who truly cares and loves us as we are! Let’s start anew and let Jesus remind us of HIS love because His love never fails! It has no end of contract! 😉  His Love is THE ANSWER to those who are having relationship problems right now or problems with love in general! Let’s turn our love of self to Love for GOD and His people! By then, He would train us up on how to love the way HE does! 😉

For those who still think I’m some Love Guru, I’m still available for consultation!  😀 Haha! But seriously, You know what my answer would always be… We should always turn to the expert on Love… JESUS himself! HE ALWAYS LOVES YOU… believe it or not! 😉

———-The Love Guru now signing off———— (Bwahahaha! I seriously think I should stop calling myself that!)