Finger labyrinths are versitile religion formation instruments for all ages
Finger labyrinths are nice for all ages; we have now used them as a part of worship kits for little ones, as a part of explaining prayer to elementary age kids, in our Affirmation program, and for grownup retreats and prayer stations.
We’ve got used them in a category studying about prayer and in addition will likely be together with them in prayer on the go baggage for households to take house. They may be utilized in worship bins to have on the entrances to a church to be used by younger kids through the service, as a “quiet” merchandise.
They’re easy to make with no matter stable shade material you may have available; patterns are too distracting and make the strains of the labyrinth laborious to see. You possibly can see within the picture above that I used a flannel material that was blue however had splashes of a unique shade on it. Sooner or later, I’ll use a material that’s completely stable to make it simpler to see the sample.
- eight ½ x eight ½ inch piece of cloth for the highest
- eight ½ x eight 1/s inch piece of batting
- 10 ½ x 10 ½ inch piece of cloth for the backing (backside)
- Labyrinth sample on plain copy paper
- Contrasting thread for machine quilting the design
- Middle the highest material (face up), batting and backing (face down). Pine collectively, leaving 1 inch further of the backing round all the sides.
- Middle the paper design (face up) on the proper aspect of the high, and pin the paper sample to all three layers.
- Utilizing a straight sew, sew all 4 items collectively, following the labyrinth design. Shorten the sew size in your machine which is able to assist the paper tear away simply.
- Tear away the sew sample.
- To complete the sides, start with the corners, and fold the backing over itself at 45-degree angles in direction of the quilt high, protecting the uncooked corners. Sew every mitered nook in place. Then fold the backing of every of the 4 sides in midway, then fold once more, over the uncooked edge. End by topstitching with a ¼ inch-3/eight inch seam allowance.
Should you don’t sew, this can be a easy mission that might have interaction the sewers in your congregation! Put out a request for stitching volunteers in our weekly bulletin or month-to-month publication or on Fb and you may be shocked what number of are keen to do that mission; most sewers have further material items laying round that they’d be keen to donate as properly. It’s an important intergenerational method for older folks to create for youthful ones.
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Sue Van Oss has been a Christian Formation minister for over 30 years and is presently Director of Christian Formation at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Duluth, MN. She obtained her Grasp’s Diploma in Pastoral Research from Loyola College, Chicago. Her husband Invoice is the Rector of St. Paul’s they usually have one daughter, Luisa who’s a junior in highschool.