Leave a mark




  • 1 cup wet, used coffee grounds
  • ½ cup of cold coffee
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • Waxed paper
  • Bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Rolling pin


  1. Before class, prepare the activity.
  2. Take out a large bowl. Put in the wet coffee grounds, cold coffee, flour and salt.
  3. Mix them with the spoon. You can use your hands to make sure the mixture is smooth and completely moist. The result will look like muddy clay.
  4. Unroll a sheet of waxed paper.
  5. Put a handful of the mixture on the waxed paper and use your hand or the rolling pin to form a ball ½ inch thick.
  6. Tell each child to stick your fingers in the ball and make a handprint.
  7. Once each child has made their masterpiece, let the result dry at room temperature for a few days.
  8. Repeat with each child.
  9. Let the children take their work home to see it dry.
  10. Make the connection with the story of the day. Timothy’s teachings are still relevant and are taught to stay.