He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands Craft

Catholic ABC’s Week: 27
Letter of the week: W w
Theme: World
Saint of the Week: St. William
Craft: He’s got the Whole World in His Hands!

This lesson starts with singing! Sing He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands with your kids, and talk to them about it! Don’t forget the hand motions! ;-) This craft is super easy to make, and I’m willing to bet you have all the supplies you need already.
Materials needed to complete this craft:
  • Blue and Green Markers
  • Coffee Filters
  • Glue Stick
  • Paper
  • Paint

Start by having your kids color 1 coffee filter each randomly with blue and green markers. Keep reminding them to “color where it’s white”. Otherwise they’ll just keep coloring in one spot until they make a hold in the coffee filter.

This is the one I colored:
When you’re finished coloring, lay them out on some newspaper and sprinkle them with some water. Less is more here- you just want enough water to make the colors spread. If you really drench it all the marker will wash off and leave it white. My kids and I flicked the water on with a toothbrush.
When it dries, it will have a great marbled look to it.
If you’re impatient, you can speed the process with a hair dryer.

 

Use a glue stick to attach to construction paper, and stamp
their hands on it with some paint.
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands!
I just love how these came out! The results are great! Even the white parts just look like clouds. This would also be a great craft for Earth Day.

Variations

In the classroom, you can glue them to black paper, and let the kids decorate them with cheapo foil star stickers. To avoid the mess of paint, just trace around their hands with white crayons! (A mom from our preschool class thought of using white crayons. Great idea, huh?) 
I originally wanted to cut out handprints, but honestly, that would be a LOT of cutting for a whole preschool class. However, if the kids you’re working with are old enough to do their own cutting, of if you’re only doing this for a few kids, it is cute:
If you don’t glue it down to anything, it makes a great sun catcher!
Here’s one where I folded the fingers to “hold” the world:
It also makes a great world sun catcher.

Grab Bag Ideas for the Letter W: (be sure to check out the Classroom Script
for directions on using the grab bag.) world, wax, wolf, whale, wheel, whipped cream container, whiskers, whistle, whiteout, window, wig, wind chimes, windsock, plastic wine glass, wings, wizard, wood, wrapping paper, water color paints, water gun, walkie talkie, wallet, walnut, wand.

For More Resources, check out the Catholic Toolbox lesson plans for the Letter Ww. (Her Ww lesson is on Wedding at Cana.)

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  1. Lacy, My hat goes off to you! I am amazed at all you do; being a wife, mother, homemaker, website creator of awesome crats and ideas. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your ideas, photos and your children with us! God bless you and your wonderful family!!

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