Bible Crafts

Jesus Washes The Disciples Feet

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In this Bible story we see Christ humble Himself and give us a perfect example of how we should humble ourselves and serve others. At the same time the washing of the disciples feet reminds us of our need for our sins to be washed away by Christ.

What better way to make sure your kids remember this story then by having them make their very own soap.

Every time they wash up they will be reminded of Christ’s act of humility and the need to have their sins forgiven.

Jesus Washes The Disciples Feet

 

Snow Soap- (Quickest; Ideal For Young Children)

Materials

  • 1 Ivory Bar, One Bar Will Be Enough For Two To Three Kids
  • Small Plastic Containers

Instructions

  1. Cut a fresh Ivory bar into two to three pieces.
  2. Place the pieces of soap onto a microwavable plate.
  3. Heat the soap for 1 to 1.5 minutes. (The water molecules in the soap will begin to heat up and the soap will begin to inflate.)
  4. Allow the inflated soap to cool.
  5. Divide the inflated soap between the two to three kids.
  6. Have them crumble the inflated soap and place the pieces/powder into a small plastic container.

Your kids can place the container next to their sink at home.

 

Melt And Pour Soap- (Not Too Difficult; Requires One Day To Make)

Materials

  • Melt And Pour Base, Can Be Purchased On Amazon Or Craft Stores
  • Colorants (Colored Mica Powder Or Iron Oxides; Make Sure They Are Skin Safe) Or Look Up Natural Soap Colorants
  • Additives (Oatmeal, Poppy Seeds, Dried Flower Petals, French Clay, Vitamin E Oil, Essential Oils, Fragrance Oils, Body Glitter)
  • Small Plastic Containers Or Silicone Molds (Silicone Works Best)
  • Rubbing Alcohol, In A Small Spray Bottle
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Plastic Bowls

Instructions

  1. Melt the melt and pour base in a microwavable container in 30 second burst until completely melted.
  2. Divide the melt and pour base between your kids into small plastic bowls, just enough to fill in their small plastic containers or silicone molds.
  3. Allow your kids to add a colorant and additives to their melt and pour base. Be careful with the additives and colorants, a little goes a long way. (If the soap starts to thicken before you are finished mixing in the colorants and additives, heat the soap base in the microwave for another 30 seconds.)
  4. Pour each child’s finished melt and pour base into their individual small plastic container or silicone mold.
  5. Spray a couple of squirts of rubbing alcohol on the top of the soap in order to pop all of the bubbles that have formed on the top of the soap.
  6. Allow the soap to harden completely. This can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes depending on the brand of melt and pour base that you have purchased.

 

Liquid Hand Soap- (Not Too Difficult; Requires Two Days To Make)

Materials

  •  3 Cups Water, Distilled If Possible
  • 2 Tablespoons Grated Fels-Naptha Soap or Any Other Hard Bar Soap, Soap With Added Moisturizes And Cream Like Dove Will Not Work
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Washing Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Vegetable Glycerin
  • Colorants (Colored Mica Powder Or Iron Oxides)
  • 20 To 50 Drops Essential Oils (Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lavender Or Tea Tree All Have Anti Fungal, Anti Bacterial Or Anti Viral Properties)
  • Plastic Bowls
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Travel Size Shampoo Bottles

Instructions

  1. Combine the water, grated soap, and washing soda in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Heat until all of the ingredients have dissolved.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add in the glycerin and essential oils.
  3. Pour the liquid soap into a container or bowl, allow it to sit at room temperature for 6 to 12 hours or overnight. (Up to this point, you can do this at home and then let your kids finish the project in class. This way it will become a one day project.)
  4. After the liquid soap has had time to rest mix up the mixture using a whisk, a blender, an emulsion blender or have some fun and use your hands.
  5. Divide the liquid soap between your kids into small plastic bowls, just enough to fill in their travel size shampoo bottle.
  6. Allow your kids to add a colorant (a pinch should be enough)  and their choice of essential oil.
  7. Pour the finished liquid soap into their travel size shampoo bottles.

You can have your kids design their own labels to stick onto their shampoo bottles.

Manna From Heaven- Coloring Page

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(Coloring Page)

Coloring pages are a great way to end a Sunday School lesson. They can serve as a great take home activity. Or sometimes you just need to fill in those last five minutes before the end of class.

Preview and print this free printable coloring page by clicking on the link below.

Preview And Print

Feel free to browse all of our Bible print-outs.

Lazarus Mask

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Your kids will quickly be able to make this Lazarus mask to go with the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.

Lazarus Mask

Instructions

  1. Print the template on card stock. (Template)
  2. Cut out the mask including the mouth and eyes.
  3. Glue a large popsicle stick to the bottom of the mask.

Workshop Of Wonders Bible Crafts

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Here are the crafts for Cokesburry’s Workshop Of Wonders.

I’ll be updating this post as I come up with new crafts.

Day 1: The Story Of Esther

Day 2: Rebuilding The Lords House (Ezra 3:8-13)

Solomons Temple

Solomons Temple 2

Rebuilding The Temple

Rebuilding The Temple

Day 3: Parable Of The Mustard Seed (Matthew 13:1-2, 31-32)

Faith The Size Of A Mustard Seed

Faith The Size Of A Mustard Seed

Day 4: Feeding The 5,000 (John 6:1-13)

 Feeding The 5,000 Paper Basket

Feeding The 5,000 Paper Basket 2

Feeding The 5,000

Feeding 5000

Feeding The Multitude

Feeding The Multitude

Day 5: Walking To Emmaus (Luke 24:13-22)

 Road To Emmaus

Road To Emmaus

Weird Animals Bible Crafts

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Here are the crafts for Group’s Weird Animals.

Day 1: Jesus Heals The Lepers. (Luke 17:11-19)

Plague Of Leprosy 

The Plague of Boils 3

Day 2: Jesus Reaches Out To A Samaritan Woman. (John 4:1-30)

Samaritan Woman At The Well

Samaritan Woman At The Well

Day 3: Jesus Washes The Disciples’ Feet. (John 13:1-17)

Jesus Washes The Disciples Feet

Jesus Washes The Disciples Feet

Day 4: Jesus Dies And Comes Back To Life. (Luke 22:47–24:12)

Cross Sun Catcher

Cross Sun Catcher

He Is Risen

He Is Risen 2

Gospel Cross

Gospel Cross

Mosaic Cross

Mosaic Cross

Day 5: Ananias Bravely Helps Saul. (Acts 9:1-19)

Pauls Conversion Mask

Pauls Conversion

Paul Lowered In A Basket

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“10 Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me” 2 Timothy 3:10-11

Paul was not a stranger of persecution. He was zealous for the Lord and endured persecution for it.

God’s faithfulness and mercy demonstrated themselves to Paul through persecution and tribulation.

This craft will remind your kids of the story of Paul being lowered in a basket at night by his friends.

Paul Lowered In A Basket

Instructions

  1. Print the template on card stock. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out all of the pieces.
  3. Assemble the support on page 2.
  4. Glue the support to the back of the tower.
  5. Finally hang the basket from the tower by gluing two pieces of string to the basket and gluing the other sides of the string to the wall.

Ark Of The Covenant

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Have your kids make their very own ark of the covenant.

Ark Of The Covenant 1

 

Ark Of The Covenant 2

This craft can be used for telling the story of:

  • Its creation, description and purpose.
  • Crossing the river Jordan.
  • The battle of Jericho.
  • Having it stolen and returned by the Philistines.
  • Its return to Jerusalem.
  • God granting Solomon wisdom.
  • The creation of Solomon’s temple.

Instructions

  1. Print the template on either yellow or white card stock. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out all of the pieces if you printed it on white card stock. If printed on yellow card stock you can skip the coloring it in part.
  3. Assemble the bottom, large box by folding on the solid lines and adding glue to the tabs.
  4. Once the large box is assembled, glue the long pieces to each side of the box.
  5. Next assemble the rectangular piece.
  6. Glue on the rectangular piece to the top of the large box.
  7. Finally glue on both angels.

Bible Beard

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A simple beard your kids can make for a variety of Bible stories.

Bible Beard

Instructions

  1. Print the template onto card stock. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out the beard.
  3. There are two ways of wearing the beard. 1 Glue the beard to a large popsicle stick. 2 With a one-hole punch, make two holes on each side of the beard. Then add a long piece of yarn through each hole.

The Church

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The church is the group of believers not the building itself. It is very important that kids have a correct understanding of what the church is and isn’t.

Important aspects to cover when teaching our kids about the church:

  • The difference between the local and universal church.
  • When the church was founded.
  • The reason we gather together every week.
  • Our responsibilities as members of the church.
  • How the church is organized.
  • The differences and similarities between the early church and the modern church.
  • Why it is important to teach sound doctrine in the church.
  • The responsibilities of the entire church.

This craft will be a great addition to your teaching of the church.

The Church 1

The Church 2

Instructions

  1.  Print the template on card stock. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out both pieces.
  3. Assemble the larger piece.
  4. Glue on the smaller piece to the flat side of the already assembled piece.

Adam And Eve- Coloring Page

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Adam And Eve Coloring PageAdam And Eve

(Coloring Page)

Coloring pages are a great way to end a Sunday School lesson. They can serve as a great take home activity. Or sometimes you just need to fill in those last five minutes before the end of class.

Preview and print this free printable coloring page by clicking on the link below.

Preview And Print

Feel free to browse all of our Bible print-outs.