We’ve been doing Godly Play for about 16 years at St. Philip’s, and in the beginning we tried every which way of acquiring materials. We made many – copying, coloring, and laminating parable items is fairly easy. Cutting felt is also reasonably economical.
Some of the favorite stories are expensive. I don’t remember exactly how it happened, but I believe someone asked an artist in our congregation if she would create watercolor cards for the story “The Faces of Easter.” so that we could save the money.
She did not give us cards. She gave us eight framed original watercolors for one of our classrooms (the story script calls for 8 pictures on 7 cards). As we have no windows in our basement classroom, the paintings are a lovely way to see out through Christ.
(I apologize for any seasickness or blindness from flashes that my photography causes. I am simply a terrible photographer. I apparently can’t even hold the camera straight!)