So, I began to "PLAY." I had collected a bunch of these containers this past Summer. We used them while we traveled...They are great for snacking and fit perfectly in a cup holder. When the KIDDOS were done with their treats....I would use the cups and refill them with grapes...etc. My main goal was to make sure they did NOT get pitched in the trash. :-)
I know it is a LOOOONG time before I will be teaching the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to my KIDDOS. However, for some reason, when I was looking at all of these little containers I began thinking about a FURNACE.
As I kept looking at one of these little containers I decided I needed to "see" what I could come up with. Please realize this is rough....but, I decided to SHARE it with you anyway. This is truly a work in progress.....
I used an Exacto Knife and cut a door into the front....I added a FLICKERING, Battery Operated Candle (I had purchased these a few weeks back at a Dollar General). Now, all that it needs is details...I think I would paint the inside red, yellow, or maybe orange. I need to make and add Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego...and the "SPECIAL VISITOR."
When it is time for my KIDDOS to make these, I will probably have them decorate the outside....However, I may detail them to look like bricks....I am not sure yet.
I might even have the KIDDOS add some cellophane pieces in Yellow, Orange and Red. Maybe even some sort of grey cotton type stuff for SMOKE...
I just wanted to SHARE this with you...I love it when I am musing over something and an IDEA hits me.
If you make these...PLEASE let me know how the KIDDOS received them. I am excited about project...but, It will be a LOOOOONG time before I get to teach the lesson that goes with this activity.