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8. FRANCISCAN STORY JAR

A plastic peanut butter jar with a wide mouth makes a story jar, ideal for children to re-tell the stories about Franciscan saints. The jar is filled with small items and toys associated with St. Francis. Farm animals, birds, and a cross are some examples to help children renew their love for Franciscan saints. The children remove one item at a time (0r more than one) to tell their story. Make a figure of St. Francis from the pattern below to decorate your jar. The friar’s outfit is glued to a wooden ice cream spoon. Facial features are added with felt pen. A beard is glued on.