Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SundaySchoolTeacher22 Awesome craft!
I bought this item for my preschool class during our Good Friday retreat this year. It took a lot of prep work on my end - no 4 year old would've been able to put this together on their own (gluing the plastic in between the two black pieces took a while to line everything up right) I had to prep each one a few days before - one night to separate out all the pieces and one night to glue the main parts together. Hint - use white glue from the bottle to do this, but give the kids watered down glue per instructions. It needed a stronger glue to stick the two black parts and plastic together, but the tissue could be done with the watered down glue. Older kids might be able to do this on their own... but they would need a LOT of time to do it.
All that being said - the preschool kids LOVED gluing the tissue paper on to create a fire-look and the stickies turned out great. They were able to do the tissue paper and the stickies themselves. It was an awesome project and one of the best I've seen/done for this bible story. They were very excited to tell their parents the story when they showed them their finished craft. I will definitely use it again.
April 23, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Blessed2BHome Visual Aid for Children's Bible Class Story
Depending on the age group which you are teaching and how much time you have for your class will be the factors to consider with this project of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fiery furnace. I did this during a 40 minute Bible class for preschoolers and my main focus, obviously, was the Bible story. My plan was to tell the Bible story using felt figures and then do the craft. Therefore, I would not have time to do the gluing on of the red, yellow, and orange tissue paper squares to create the look of fire in the furnace. I did this part a day ahead. Therefore, the preschoolers heard the Bible story. Then, as we did the activity, they heard the story again as they placed the figures in the furnace and finished the project. The visual aid was dry and ready to go with the students as they left the classroom and I could hear them eagerly retelling the story to their parents/grandparents as they walked through the hallway.
November 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by teachcraftsvbs Good for preschoolers through 4th grade!
Adult help is needed for preschoolers, but they enjoyed painting the diluted gloss medium (which gives a more transparent look than the cloudier diluted glue) onto the clear plastic and then picking up the pieces of tissue paper with their sticky brushes to stick them to the plastic piece. We also worked on waxed paper so the sticky tissue paper wouldn't stick to the working surface. Also was fun for the school-aged kids at VBS!
July 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MommaCrafts A great craft for 1-2 graders
This was a very high quality craft. It came with an abundance of tissue paper for each furnace. I would recommend an adult assist with putting together the front and back of the furnace as it's VERY sticky (a good thing for quality) and if you don't place it right the first time it is forever stuck in the wrong place. They turned out beautifully and the kids enjoyed the stained glass craft.
August 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by momofthree2011 not worth the headache!!
I bought this for my churches children's group. It was terrible! It too much time and for theamount of money there should have been two acetate pieces per craft. The sticky backs of the men would not tear off easily. Overall it was a major bummer!
January 24, 2013