Kids will love making this grasshopper craft. This craft is very versatile and can be used for different Bible stories. It can be used for teaching the story of:
- The twelve spies.
- The ten plagues of Egypt.
- John the Baptist.
- Print the template onto a sheet of cardstock. (Template)
- Cut out all of the pieces leaving a border of cardstock around each piece.
- Glue the pieces onto a sheet of black construction paper.
- Cut out all of the pieces.
- Glue each wing to the back of the grasshopper pieces.
- Take the rectangle piece and fold along both solid lines, making two creases.
- Add glue to one side of the rectangle piece and stick it on one of the grasshopper pieces, right between the thorax and the abdomen.
- Do the same thing with the other piece of grasshopper, making sure to line up both grasshopper pieces. The legs will now be able to hold up the entire grasshopper.
Trust. That is what ten of the spies lacked. They saw with their own eyes that the land was just as God had said it would be. They saw how God protected them and sustained them in the desert. Yet they focused on the difficulties of the situation.
We want our kiddos to be like Caleb. He saw the promise of God before him. He had total trust in God and in His promises. We should teach our kiddos to trust in God, even in the face of difficult obstacles and that is what this craft will remind them of every time they use it.
- Print out the templates onto colored paper or construction paper . (Template)
- Cut out the leaves and the grapes. You will need around 20 grapes.
- Cut out the Trust template.
- Glue the leaves to the Trust template. Then the grapes.
- Cut of any excess grape overhang so that there is a clean edge.
- Glue onto a piece of white card stock.
- Cut it out leaving a small border of cardstock.
- Then glue onto a piece of purple construction paper.
- Finally cut it out again leaving a small border of purple construction paper.
For a variation you could use different shades of purple for the grapes.
I have also included an “I Am The Vine” template as a variation to this craft.
As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15
This Bible verse has been memorized at some point in every children’s ministry. This is a great attitude to teach our kiddos and these crafts will be a constant reminder of this.
This first craft is a simple hanging sign. After the children finish it they can place it on their bedroom door, on their bed post or even hang off the car rear view mirror.
- Print the house piece and the memory verse onto a regular sheet of white paper. (Template)
- Print the other two pieces onto colored card stock. The card stock should be different colors.
- Color in the house.
- Cut everything out.
- Glue the smaller blank piece of cardstock onto the larger blank piece.
- Then glue on the piece with the house. Finally glue on the Bible verse.
- Cut out the space to be able to slip it onto the door knob.
If your kids like they can then add stickers, jewels, or draw on designs. Let them use their imagination.
I found this version online and immediately fell in love with it. Sadly no template was available. So I decided to come up with my own. Place this finished craft on your mantle or table.
- Print out the template. (Template)
- Color everything.
- At this point if you choose you can paint the paper plate.
- First glue the banner onto the paper plate.
- Then the house and finally the bush.
- Cut out the center circle of the plate cutting around the house.
- Then fold the plate in half to form the stand.