You, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8
We used this verse as our basis for the Extreme Makeover – the God Edition service. And what better way to illustrate that than to make play-doh. Am I the only person in the world that thinks play-doh is horrible stuff? Well, I was certainly in the minority on Sunday when everyone else enthusiastically joined in with making it.
For our prayer activity we asked everyone to make something out of the play-doh to represent what they wanted to bring to God in prayer. Those who wished to were able to speak about their creations. After the service, the kids got to take the play-doh home in jam jars.
This is the recipe we used for the play-doh:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons cooking oil2 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 cups boiling water1 teaspoon food colouring
Mix all dry ingredients, add oil and boiling water with food colouring, mix well.
And Sharon Kirby has written a beautiful poem on the theme of God the potter – God is shaping me – which we used as part of our prayers.