[See “Advent Workshop 2011 – The Advent Wreath (Part 1)” for the backstory on this project.]
Our Advent Workshop is about 48 hours away, and I have been over at the church tonight setting out materials and considering flow. I never get it quite right, but I do hope I might be avoiding SOME of the train wrecks.)
I purposely did not finish the sample wreath shown at left, but I did want to suggest some ideas. The fun will be to see how they might finish their own.* (The fourth candle, Advent 1, is hidden in this photograph. My apologies…)
I sketched everything out on paper and decided on five tables, so that the children can start in any area and then assemble the wreath at the end:
The final stop will be to glue the four Advent candles to the wreath, and I didn’t take a picture of the glue bottle. We found the “Slow down. Quiet. It’s Advent!” posters here.
*Not that anyone is really interested in my decorating, but I think when the event is over, I will quietly use beeswax polish on the bare wood of “my” advent wreath candles and make felt leaves. I will probably use the ribbon around the tea light as shown on the rose candle in the prototype for all five candles…unless a child comes up with a better idea, and then I might use that!
O come, Emmanuel!