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Crafts for children based on biblical stories

Bible crafts

Engaging in Bible crafts can be a creative and hands-on way for kids to explore scripture and learn valuable lessons. These Bible crafts not only engage children creatively but also help them internalize important lessons from scripture in a memorable way.

Here are some fun and educational Bible craft ideas for kids

1. Creation Collage: Teach kids about the creation story by having them create a collage. Provide magazines, colored paper, and markers. Let them cut out pictures representing different days of creation and arrange them on a poster board.

2. Noah’s Ark Craft: You can help children create their own mini Noah’s Ark using craft sticks, paper, and glue. They can make animals from clay or use animal stickers to populate the ark. This craft reinforces the story of Noah and the flood.

3. Jonah and the Whale Puppet: After reading the story of Jonah and the whale, kids can create a Jonah puppet and a whale using paper bags. Decorate the puppets and use them to act out the story, making it interactive and memorable.

4. David and Goliath Slingshot Craft: Discuss the story of David and Goliath and then have children create their own slingshots using craft sticks, rubber bands, and felt. They can practice aiming at small targets, emphasizing the theme of courage and faith.

5. Fruit of the Spirit Tree: Teach kids about the fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) by creating a tree on a large poster board. Have children make colorful fruit shapes, each representing one of the virtues, and attach them to the tree branches.

6. Armor of God Shield: Discuss the armor of God mentioned in Ephesians 6:10-18. Provide children with blank cardboard shields, markers, and stickers. Let them decorate the shields with pieces representing the different parts of the armor, reinforcing the importance of spiritual protection.

7. Parable of the Sower Seed Craft: Read the parable of the sower and then provide children with small pots, soil, and seeds. Let them plant seeds and discuss the importance of nurturing faith and understanding to help it grow.

8. Jesus Calms the Storm Sensory Bottle: After reading the story of Jesus calming the storm, create a sensory bottle with water, blue food coloring, and small boat and fish figurines. Seal the bottle and let children shake it to simulate the storm while discussing how faith can bring calmness in difficult times.

9. Ten Commandments Tablets: Discuss the Ten Commandments and then have kids create tablets using finger puppets with paper, clay or salt dough. They can write or draw the commandments on the tablets, reinforcing the importance of following God’s rules.

10. Cross and Crown Craft: Discuss the concept of Jesus as the King of Kings. Provide children with craft materials to create a crown and a cross. They can decorate these symbols while discussing the significance of Jesus’ sacrifice and His eternal kingship.