Messy Crafts

A craft-based journal for Messy Church members

Lucy Moore

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Messy Crafts is a craft book with a difference! As well as bulging with craft ideas to inspire your creativity at Messy Church, it is also a journal to scribble in, doodle on and generally make your own.

The intention is that it will become a scrapbook of conversations, messy moments and prayers - a part of everyday life at home where you can sketch in your own ideas, list useful websites, make notes, reflect on spiritual moments, and journal your Messy Church journey.

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Author info

Lucy Moore is Messy Church Team Leader for BRF and an Associate Missioner for Fresh Expressions, and she is author of The Gospels Unplugged, The Lord's Prayer Unplugged, Topsy Turvy Christmas, Messy Church and Messy Church 2.


From The Good Bookstall - April 2011

Sales of this book help fund BRF's Messy Church Ministry.

Instead of bringing out Messy Church 3, the team have produced a craft manual and a food manual. This is a helpful move, meaning that the right book can be put into the hands of the right person on your team!

This book has been written for those who have already been doing Messy Church. It has plenty of pointers and creative ideas but does not give the complete Messy Church sessions that you would find in books 1 and 2. If you are starting out, the first two books are really worth having.

Lucy Moore describes this book as 'More-and less- than a craft book.' It doesn't give detailed instructions, but if what you need is inspiration or a starting point for planning your next session, then hopefully you will find it here.

Ideas include primeval swamp, gloop, cheesy chariots, marbling, candle holders, rainbow prayers, edible gardens and blob painting. The ideas are linked in with Bible themes, prayers or ways to encourage discussion. There is also a handy recipe for playdough!

There are plenty of pages for making notes - the idea being that this book can be scribbled in, added to and made your own. Another book that includes complete sessions would be really handy, but meanwhile this is a useful stop-gap!

Reviewed by Kathy Bland

Book details

  • ISBN: 9780857460684
  • Published: 22 April 2011
  • Status:
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
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