Use this Abigail Bible story craft with your Sunday school lesson. Most of the pieces are on a PDF so, it is easy to make.
David and his men were in the area of Carmel. A rich man named Nabal was shearing his sheep there. Abigail, his wife, was also in Carmel.
As an act of peace, David sent ten men to Nabal. David's men also asked Nabal to provide food. Nabal said no. David was not happy and declared this an act of war.
Abigail found out what was happening. So she loaded donkeys with 200 loaves of bread, 2 skins of wine, 5 prepared sheep, 5 measures of parched grain, and 200 cakes of figs.
David was pleased and, he did not hurt Nabal or his men. You can read about Abigail and David in 1 Samuel chapter 25.
Print the PDF. Print the donkey pieces on cardstock. (Or use regular paper and cut the body from cardstock.) The food can be printed on regular paper.
Cut the donkey pieces out and use them as a pattern.
Cut the head and body from brown construction paper. Cut the nose from black paper.
Glue wiggly eyes to the face. Also, glue the black nose to it. With a marker, draw two circles for the nostrils and a curved line for the mouth on the nose.
Glue the cardstock body to the brown body.
Make a tail by wrapping craft string around your fingers about five times. Cut another piece of string and tie it near the top loops. Cut the bottom.
Hold the cardboard tube on its side. The open ends are near your hands. Add a line of glue to the top. At one end, add the tail. It will hang over one of the open ends.
Place the body on the line of glue. Add a line of glue to the sides of the tube.
Press the body into the glue. Add paper clips to the back near the tail. The paper clips will help the paper to stick.
On the other open end, add a line of glue. Add the face over the glue. Place the donkey face down on a table and let the glue dry. If you think the head will not stay on, tape the head to the cardboard tube.
Draw a rectangle that measures 4 by 9 inches. Now, measure 4 inches from the top and bottom on each side, make a 1-inch line. There are 2 inches between the two lines.
Cut on your lines.
Fold the rectangle in half the long way and unfold. Now, it will be easier when you add the food to the pack.
Fold the top and bottom to the center, glue the side together.
Color the food and cut out from the PDF.
After gluing, add the food to the pack. Then put it on the donkey.
With Abigail Bible story craft, your class can pretend to be someone bringing provisions to David's army.