Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob's-ladderThis craft will help children to internalize the story of Jacob’s ladder from the Bible. God gave Jacob a vision of angels ascending and descending a stairway or ladder into heaven. Then the Lord Himself appeared to Jacob, confirming the same covenant that he would have lots of descendants, just as He had promised Abraham and Isaac.

You will need popsicle sticks and string. You also need a drill and Elmer’s glue. Grab a piece of wood that you don’t care about. (My husband says it’s called a spoil board.) Place that under where you’re going to drill, so that you don’t totally ruin your dining room table.

Drill holes in 10-12 popsicle sticks, one on each side. Make sure that the drill bit is the correct size to fit the string through. You want the hole to be large enough to thread the string through, but small enough to stop the stick from sliding with just one knot.

Cut two equal pieces of string about a foot and a half long. Put some Elmer’s glue on the top of one piece of string. Let the glue dry about 30 minutes until it is hard, making it a “needle” for threading the popsicle sticks. Thread the string through each hole on one side of the popsicle sticks, knotting before placing the stick down the string. Do the same to the other side. Watch the video to see how to do this:

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4 Responses to “Jacob’s Ladder”

  1. Ivan D. Dilts says:

    An interesting and simple craft for Children. I watched the video and it was very clear and concise.

    • Susan says:

      Thanks! When I edit my videos, I try to remove as much as possible to make the video quick-paced and easy to watch. This craft was pretty simple to make.

  2. Peggy says:

    What a fabulous craft project!

    • Susan says:

      We’ve made a larger rope ladder for our fort outside, which is sort of like a tree house. The kids love going up and down the rope ladder!

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