Make Washi Tape Trumpets for Jericho Story

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Joshua and the Battle of Jericho trumpet craft

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.

Paper Towel Roll Trumpet

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.

Invitation to create Washi Tape Trumpets for Battle of Jericho story.
Invitation to create Washi Tape Trumpets for Battle of Jericho story.

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.

Hard at work decorating paper towel roll trumpets
Hard at work decorating paper towel roll 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!

Creative Kids got the idea to make a giant trumpet by attaching several paper towel rolls
Creative Kids got the idea to make a giant trumpet by attaching several paper towel rolls

Here is a photo of the finished trumpets.  They made a beautiful display!

Washi Tape Trumpets on Display as part of VBS Documentation Display Gallery
Washi Tape Trumpets on Display as part of VBS Documentation Display Gallery

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