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Noah’s Ark memo pad

15 minute Craft planner

You will need:
45 cm strands of coloured wool (if possible to include red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple)
Ark templates, enough for one per child (see Printables)
Small sticky-notes, enough for about ten each
Colouring pencils or felt tip pens
PVA glue, pots and spreaders

How to prepare:
Print sufficient ark templates for one per child. Cut out the ark templates for the younger children in your group. Make bundles of coloured wool which include as many of the rainbow colours as possible. Fold the bundle in half and tie a knot to secure all the ends together, and form a loop. Make a sample Memo pad so the children know what they are making.

How to make:
1. Give each child an ark template and a loop of coloured wool. Encourage older children to cut out their ark, carefully cutting along the solid lines only.

2. Encourage the children to colour in their ark shapes and fold them in half along the dashed lines.

3. Assist the children to hang their folded ark over the loop of wool; to do this the children will need to carefully pass half of the ark shape through the loop until the wool sits in the fold.

4. To secure the wool and keep the ark from unfolding, apply plenty of glue to the back of the ark shape and press the two halves firmly together.

5. Carefully peel off ten sticky-notes from a sticky-note pad. Keeping the notes attached to one another stick them to the ark as indicated. 

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