Kids Inspiration--The Potters Clay

Note: From time to time I'll be posting a RefreshMoments-type devotion intended to be shared with children. It will include a recipe or craft-type object lesson, a scripture passage and a short devotion to help communicate something about God.

The Potters Clay

But now, O LORD, You are our Father,
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all of us are the work of Your hand.
Isaiah 64:8

Do you like to be creative? Maybe you like to draw, or build things with Legos. Maybe you sing or dance or write stories.

Did you know that the desire and ability to be creative comes from God? You probably know that He made the world--the animals, the trees, the ocean and everything in it. He even made you just the way you are. The Bible tells us:

Then God said, “Let us make human beings n our image, to be like us...”
So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26-27
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:13
Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good. Genesis 1:31

One of God's own characteristics that He gave to you is the ability to create and to find pleasure in what you can dream up and make. Whenever you play with play clay, enjoy the ability He gave you to be creative too. And think of God forming every bit of you--from the hair on your head to the nail on your little toe. Remember that He loves you and is happy that He made you just the way you are.

A grown-up needs to help make this play clay; it needs to be cooked on the stove.
Homemade Play Clay
1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar*
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup salt
food coloring

Mix all ingredients, adding food coloring last. Stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from pan and knead until blended smooth. Place in plastic bag or airtight container when cooled. Store in refrigerator. Lasts for weeks.
*You can often find cream of tartar at health food stores or in the bulk spice department for less than the tiny jars in the grocery store.


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A treasured idea! I love a good devotional to share with the kids. I look forward to reading more.


Joyful said...

I remember making Play Clay with my son when he was younger. Special times. This is a great idea to include the children in your writings!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Have a great weekend,

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