Building my ark
I included different times of the story on this page by using gray felt for the background to show a rainy sky. The ark is floating on the water. I made the rainbow from a short piece of striped ribbon. The "rest of the story" indicates that periodically Noah would release a dove and when, one day, the dove returned with a small piece of green in his beak, Noah knew the water was finally receding and they would soon be able to return to a dry and cleaned earth.
The lines on my ark are made with permanent marking pen. The middle line is also machine stitched across.
When you open the ark . . .
|The animals will actually stand upright---I just couldn't scan it that way.|
- I used dark felt pieces to represent the inside of the ark.
- I made the ramp from a double thickness of felt, drawing the lines and sewing them for stability.
- The animals are beads which I threaded on elastic a little wider than the bead holes so when you move the animals they stay where you put them. They even stand up.
- The two brown strips of felt are there to try to hold the extra elastic in place. They don't do the job as well as I had hoped, so I am still trying to find a better way.
- The fish are plastic stick-ons. Again, since I don't trust the sticky on them, I also sewed across their stripes. The ducks on small buttons I had leftover from a previous project.
I love the message of the story of Noah. It is important to be obedient and follow the words of our Savior because only He knows the whole picture.
Plus, it makes sense to use our common sense be prepared for any potential needs. If that makes sense to you, or if you are just curious, check out my preparedness posts in What If . . .?
"It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark"