Make these tube people from things you already have around your house.
I coined the term "tube people," because that's what these are. People made from tubes. Complete instructions are in the video.
As parents or teachers, you can use these people to act out Bible stories. Kids can use them for the same, or just for imaginary play. In this day of tech, playing with hands on, kinesthetic items is so important. Tech is great, but I still don't think there is any substitute for good old fashioned creative play to develop the imagination. So during this time of staying at home, here's a great activity for the whole family.
- empty paper tubes (toilet paper, paper towel, gift wrap) AND/OR empty chip board boxes. You can also use card stock, manila file folders or anything stiff that can be rolled into a tube.
- stapler or tape
- pieces of cloth (can be old rags, sheets, t-shirts...you can even use tissues)
- Sharpie (black)
- rubber bands, yarn, twine, strips of cloth for tying on the "head dress"
- Roll your cardboard into a tube shape and staple it
- Cut the size head dress you want
- Cut a length of twine, yarn or cloth for tying on the head dress
- Put the cloth over the top of the tube person, and tie it on as pictured
- Draw a face on with the Sharpie and you are done
- If you want to get fancy you can draw on clothes
These people can be used in any number of Bible story re-tellings. Sometime in May 2020 I will post some links below to scripts I have that could be acted out with tube people. I will also have a link to a video where I actually use tube people to re-enact a Bible story so you can see how to do it (for anyone who feels inhibited, or thinks they are not creative enough to do this.) Keep checking back.