After Jesus ascended into heaven, the disciples were left feeling alone, unsafe and afraid. It was as if a new amazing thing had taken place that changed everything and they were holding all the pieces of the puzzle in their hands to help them understand everything but they needed help putting the pieces together to see the full picture. The arrival of the Holy Spirit, as Jesus had promised, gave them this strength and certainty. The pieces of this craft are all separate. As we bring them together to make a streamer (for young children) or a wind chime (for older children) we think about how the Holy Spirit brings things together, gives us strength and, like the wind, makes us feel fresh (like new) and alive. On the flames, you can also write and decorate the fruits of the Holy Spirit and explore the different characteristics that the Holy Spirit brings: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control.
2. Wind Chime: