Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

True Confidence In Christ

True Confidence in Christ        The horse just stood there. Half asleep. Stephanie limply shook the halter grasped in her hand. Her small effort was in vain, for there was no response from the horse, again.        I headed back into the round pen to re-explain the concept of "round-penning". I kindly asked for the…
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Rock Picture Holders

Rock Photo Holders Rock Photo holders are so fun to make! They are so easy, and they make great gifts. You can decorate your entire house with these little boogers! At CVYR, we have had kids use air dry clay instead of a rock, and those come out super cool as well. You can form…
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A Word From An Artist

A Word From An Artist CVYR is a place that offers something for everyone when it comes to art. First and foremost, we lift up the name of Jesus, and testify how great God’s love is. In the Bible, John 3:16 says that God so loved the world that He gave His one and only…
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Verse Rocks

Verse Rocks There are so many creative ways to reach out to kids here at the Ranch. Creativity is a must  with these kids because we live in a culture that is extremely skeptical of absolute truth. Well, absolute truth is at the forefront of the gospel. This gospel is what we, as believers, ground…
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Comfort Zone Dilemma

Comfort Zone DilemmaJanuary 2017. It was a chilly morning, sweatshirts were on, Bibles in hand, and excitement on our hearts. We had our first 4 kids coming in that day! We finally opened our doors after a solid year of remodeling and construction. A lot still needed to be done, but we were ready to…
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How to Make a Handmade Journal

We take “custom” to a whole new level here in the Crown Valley craft room. Journals are a great way to write down creative thoughts and ideas, take quick notes, sketch, draw, and express yourself. If the contents of our journals are custom, why not make the outside custom too? To make your own, here…
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Nail String Art

What is CVYR’s favorite craft you ask?Well, it is a combination of awesome & simple, and the possibilities of design and pattern are endless. Plus, you don’t have to have too much creativity, but you can fit a boatload of creativity into it as well! It is suitable for almost every age… Nail String Art!…
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Craftsman Program

Arts & Crafts / Craftsman Program We love creating masterpieces with the hands the Good Lord has given us! Whether the masterpiece is a beautifully designed oak chest or a crayon drawing, everything made by our kids is precious. Learning to work with several different mediums allows our kids to gain confidence and expand their…
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Fun With Goo!

A big crafting hit with some of the younger kids at CVYR is goo. It's so simple to make and it brings a lot of giggles. Here are some step by step instructions to make our 5 star ranking goo. Ingredients: Liquid Starch (around 1/2 cup) 5 0z. Clear Elmer's Glue (white glue works fine…
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