Thursday, March 13, 2008

Gospel Illusions


The Corn Stalk....
  • Supplies You'll need:
  • *Several sheets of paper (newspaper or green & yellow contruction paper works well).
    HINT: The more paper the taller the corn Step 3: Take your scroll and flatten (lightly press) half way down.
    *A little corn seed

  • Step 1: Roll your paper as if making a scroll
  • Step 2: Continue to roll scroll leaving approx.1-2 inches and adding another sheet of paper ( about 4 sheets of paper will make a nice size corn stalk).
  • Step 3:Take your scroll and flatten (lightly press) half way down - as shown above.

Step 4: Cut (or rip) your scroll straight down the middle until you reach the half way point.

Step 5: It should look like a "T" as shown. Step 6 : Flatten the "T"

Step 7: and cut again the "T" so that when finished it will have 4 sections... It should look like an "X" (or cross shape) as shown below:

Step 8: OK. Now take your finger, put intothe center of the scroll and grab the middle piece of paper. Gently pull in a slight twisting motion.

Continue to pull...

Until it looks like this:

Now you're finished and hopefully have a nice looking corn stalk. :-)
If you have any problems just leave a comment and I'll try to help.

I will hopefully be able to post some photos of several easy to do gospel illusions and how to do the trick info. later this afternoon or evening - so stay in tune!

"Gospel Magic (we prefer to use the word gospel illusions)" helps to "break the ice" so to speak, as people stand there saying: Wow! How did he do that?!

It then gives you an open opportunity to speak to a group of all ages about the Lord (as both children and adults are fascinated by the tricks).

You can also have someone else passing out gospel tracts to the listeners and those wandering by.

Here are the photos I took last night. I tried to add a slide show, but wasn't able to make it work.
This the corn stalk, which we use to show a person who receives the good news of salvation (a seed), then the seed which is planted grows by rain and sun (which we use to represent the Lord, going to church, reading their Bible, etc.) and when we walk with the Lord and follow Him we start to grow (at this point you pull the stalk) and grow and GROW! HINT: The more papers you use the taller your corn grows but the tougher it is to rip (scissors come in handy).

1 comment:

Tori said...

Hi, I just found your blog and being a missionary, it's very interesting.
I'll be back to read more!!