"The solution is to be found through the sanctification of the parents. Become saints and you will have no problems with your children." Father Porphyrios , Wounded By Love

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Making Orthodox Icons to Color

Here's a quick and easy way to create your own hand drawn icons for various art projects and Orthodox coloring pages. Purchase a pack of overhead projector transparency film from your nearby office supply store, and a black sharpie marker with a thin tip.

Then, find all your favorite icons, preferably size 8x10, and begin tracing! For younger students, tape one sheet to each icon. It's best if the sheet is a bit bigger than the icon so that you eliminate the risk of drawing on the icon itself.

Don't forget to include the name of the Saint, since God knows each of us personally!

These sheets can easily be photocopied onto white paper to distribute to many students. Just look for the transparency setting on your photocopier and be sure to keep your original tracings for future use. Who knows, maybe this project could encourage the creative kids and teens out there to become iconographers!

Stay tuned for another creative project using this method!

*Special attention should be given to these wonderful creations! Be sure not to throw them into the garbage. The proper way to dispose of any icons on paper is to burn them and bury the ashes.*

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