“But the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” -Galatians 5:22-23
All of these characteristics are things I wish to see first and foremost in myself and also in my children. I especially need to work on patience, kindness, and self-control. We cannot receive these characteristics fully without God in our lives.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this apple garland: 8 cutouts of an apple, contact paper, construction paper, hole-punch and yarn.
1. Cutout the apple and the center (or do what I did and print off a clipart picture of an apple and then cut it out).
2. Cut a piece of contact paper big enough for all 8 apples and peel off the backing. Lay it down, sticky side up, and place the apple cutouts on top.
2. While you’re doing this, have your little one get started tearing pieces of red construction paper.
3. Once you have a big enough pile to start out, let him begin placing the pieces of construction paper inside the apple cutouts.
This was a great opportunity for us to talk about “inside” and “outside.” :)
4. Cut another piece of contact paper the same size, remove the backing, and carefully place it on top of the apples.
5. Cut the apples out.
6. If you choose, write the fruits of the spirit on the apples using a Sharpie: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control.
7. Punch a hole in each of the apples.
8. Thread the yarn through the holes.
9. And hang! I happened to conveniently already have this “Fruits of the Spirit” sign hanging above our kitchen sink!
*I just realized as I went to Bible Study this morning and there was a mention about the Fruit of the Spirit that I completely forgot one of the Fruits of the Spirit…faithfulness!!! I am so sorry!