Any retelling of the Battle of Jericho wouldn’t be quite complete without creating a trumpet of some sort to represent the ram’s horns blown by the Israelites in obedience to God’s command that resulted in the walls falling down.
for this activity, I combined two separate ideas I found on Pinterest. The first was this simple trumpet made from a Styrofoam cup and a paper towel roll attached with duct tape. Unfortunately, I cannot find the original source of this photo as the pin leads no where.
I knew this wouldn’t hold some of the kids attention very long, plus I like to make things pretty whenever I can, so I thought this idea from Meri Cherry for making Washi Tape Rainsticks would translate well into making Washi Tape trumpets.
This activity seemed to be a perfect balance of difficulty and fun because each age group in our Vacation Bible School created some great trumpets.
The three and four year olds ended up using a combination of tape and watercolors to complete their horns and some of the older children used markers and paint pens to further decorate theirs. A couple of boys even made some extra long and impressive trumpets!
Here is a photo of the finished trumpets. They made a beautiful display!