One of my favorite Bible stories to make crafts for is the story of Noah’s ark, There are dozens and dozens of ideas you can play off of. The rainbow, the ark, the dove, Noah himself.
Here’s a cute craft your kids will enjoy making. It will remind them of this biblical story every time they see it.
- Print the template onto cardstock. You can use regular copy paper just be careful not to rip the craft. You can glue each piece onto construction paper for strength. (Template)
- Color and cut out all of the pieces.
- Add glue to the rectangle on the rainbow. Center the ark making sure the top of the rectangle aligns with the top of the ark.
- Glue on the wave, then the long strip.
- Finally glue on the animals.
You can adapt this craft any way you choose.
- Add glitter to the rainbow.
- Leave the wave off and color the long strip brown.
- You can use stickers or foam animals.
- Add on this cute Noah figure. (Template)
“3 The rainbow that I have put in the sky will be my sign to you and to every living creature on earth. It will remind you that I will keep this promise forever. 14 When I send clouds over the earth, and a rainbow appears in the sky, 15 I will remember my promise to you and to all other living creatures. Never again will I let flood waters destroy all life.” Genesis 9:13-15
This craft can be used to teach the story of Noah and to help reinforce the fact that God always keeps His promises.
For the story of Noah you might also enjoy our Noah’s Ark Craft
- Print the template. (Template)
- Glue cotton balls onto the cloud template.
- Cut out the rectangle from the template.
- Trace the rectangle onto six different colors of construction paper.
- Cut out the cloud and each individual rectangle.
- Glue the strips of construction paper to the back of the cloud.
To hang the cloud on a wall glue a piece of yarn in a loop to the back of the cloud.
Noah’s ark is a favorite Bible story for many children, and this easy paper plate craft is a great way for kids to make a fun take home reminder of the lesson.
For the story of Noah you might also enjoy our Rainbow Covenant Craft
- Print the template. (Template)
- Paint a paper plate blue.
- Color then cut out the rainbow and the ark. (I recommend you use crayons or color pencils. As you can see I used markers and the browns and black are really dark, especially on the animals.)
- Glue the ark onto the plate.
- Finally glue the rainbow onto the plate. If you choose you can paint a rainbow across the top edge of the plate.
This craft can be done for different bible stories and adapted for each one. It is very versatile. It can be used for:
- Teaching children about having peace and joy in Christ. (Romans 5:1, 15:13)
- Teaching children the story of creation, specifically the 5th day. (Genesis 1)
- Teaching children the story of Noah. (Genesis 6-9) You can add a branch to the birds mouth for this story.
- Teaching children when Jesus was baptized. (Matthew 3)
- Or you can teach about who the Holy Spirit is.
If you have any other ideas about what other bible stories this craft can be applied to I would love to read them in the comments section.
- Print out the templates. (Template)
- Cut out the body, the wings and the feathers.
- Snip each individual feather around the border of the feather. (For a nice effect, before snipping the feathers, crumble them up, then snip each individual feather around the border).
- Then glue the feathers onto each wing. (Eight on the bottom and six on the top).
- Glue the wings to the body.
- FInally color in the beak. If the child chooses he can draw on the feet.