We are combining lessons 7 and 8 from YW Manual 1. The lessons are about homemaking and the divine roles of women. I wanted to have some fun introducing the topic, by talking about how great it is to be a woman. The last couple lessons have, in fact, led up to this one nicely, so we can pull from recent discussions. I’ve made these purses that I will bring out with a flourish, since my girls do love them some pretty bags.
As the lesson progresses I will give them these shapes with quotes on them (the yellow thing is a broom for housekeeping!), and have them write a few of their own key words on the back. At the end of the lesson we will watch the Parable of the Purse, and talk about how the things they carry with them, the things they are doing now have a great impact on who they will become.
The purse has a quote on the inside flap and opens up revealing an “exploding” pocket.
To make the pocket, fold an 8.25″ square on both diagonals. (I’m using construction paper.)
Flip the square over and fold in half.
Open the square up again, and squash the corners in to make a triangle.
Fold the bottom corners into the middle.
You’ve got an interesting looking shape here.
Pull the flaps open and reverse the creases so they point in.
Before gluing the pocket into the purse, I glued my flap embellishment on, and cut slits for the handle. I then taped the ribbon to the inside of the purse.
After gluing the pocket, I added some self-adhesive velcro as a closure.
You can click to download my lesson plan and purse template.