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The Beautiful Gate – Acts 3

on October 10, 2012

This Sunday, the children’s church lesson will be on Acts 3, where Peter and John heal the lame man by the gate called Beautiful.  I’ll be teaching the story through a dramatic presentation, so I needed to create the Beautiful Gate.  I had originally planned to make the gate out of boxes, but then I found this little gem in the church basememt.

So much potential!  I set it up in The Hub and got to work transforming it into the gate called Beautiful.

I started by tacking these brown curtains to the frame.  I happened to have them in my office (Have I ever mentioned that what is now my office used to be a supply closet full of all sorts of oddities?), but you could do something similar with any sort of fabric.  I pulled the curtain back in the middle section to give it more of a gate-ish look.

Next I added some colored ribbon.  I had these lengths of ribbon pre-cut from when they were used during Rocky Point Lighthouse VBS this summer, so I kept things simple and just used them.

Next, I added several lengths of silver and gold curling ribbon.  Have you ever noticed that kids tend to think of anything colorful or shiny as pretty?  That’s what I was going for.

Don’t forget to give it a pretty sign so the kids know what it is!  Check back early next week to see how we use the Beautiful Gate.  It’s going to be a blast!

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