Day 7 Craft: Painted Stones
Sevenfold gifts of the Spirit, written on stones.
Painted stones are a fairly popular craft these days. Inspiring messages are written, then the stones left in parks for others to find. Special stone “hunts”, like Easter Eggs hunts have become the new scavenger hunt.
These painted stones will help remind us of a definitive list of specific attributes, or examples of the Holy Spirit’s work through the faithful.
Sevenfold Gifts of the Spirit
(Courage): With the gift of fortitude/courage, we overcome our fear and are willing to take risks as a follower of Jesus Christ. A person with courage is willing to stand up for what is right in the sight of God, even if it means accepting rejection, verbal abuse, or even physical harm and death.
(Wonder and Awe): With the gift of fear of the Lord we are aware of the glory and majesty of God. A person with wonder and awe knows that God is the perfection of all we desire: perfect knowledge, perfect goodness, perfect power, and perfect love.
The gift of wisdom corresponds to the virtue of charity.
The gift of understanding corresponds to the virtue of faith.
The gift of counsel (right judgement) corresponds to the virtue of prudence.
The gift of courage corresponds to the virtue of fortitude.
The gift of knowledge corresponds to the virtue of hope.
The gift of Reverance corresponds to the virtue of justice.
The gift of Wonder and Awe corresponds to the virtue of temperance.
Making the Painted Stones
First, seal your stones.
Paint a thin coat of sealant, allow to dry, then another. Then paint the bottom.
Print out the pattern sheet and match your stones to a symbol.
We use the white paint to “sketch” our design. Use the paint to “draw” your outline. If your not happy, just wipe it off, quickly.
Once you’re happy with the design, fill it in. The initial coat will be pretty transparent. Allow it to dry, then add another coat.
You will end up with a nice background to use your markers on.
Add your color
and then your outline.
Flip them over and
add the “gift term” that corresponds to
the design on the top side.
Day 8 Happy New Year !