The Plague Of Blood

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This craft is a great visual of the first plague in Egypt. Your kids will be able to see the water of the Nile River turn to blood for themselves.

“20 So Moses and Aaron did even as the Lord had commanded. And he lifted up the staff and struck the water that was in the Nile, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants, and all the water that was in the Nile was turned to blood. 21 The fish that were in the Nile died, and the Nile became foul, so that the Egyptians could not drink water from the Nile. And the blood was through all the land of Egypt.” Exodus 7:20-21

The Plague Of Blood 1

The Plague Of Blood 2


  1. Print the templates onto regular copy paper. Do not use cardstock. Print the main image on one side, then the river on the other side of the same paper. (Template)
  2. Lay one or two sheets of newspaper on your table.
  3. Have your kids color in the land, sand, pyramids, mountains and sky using markers.
  4. Next lightly color in the river with a blue color pencil.
  5. Trace the outline of the river with regular glue and allow the glue to dry.
  6. When the glue has dried fill in the river on the back with a red marker.
  7. In a small plastic container add about 1 teaspoon of regular cooking oil (vegetable, olive, canola).
  8. Using a small brush have your kids paint over the blue river with the oil. A little oil goes a long way. As the oil is absorbed by the paper the red marker will start to come through. The river will start to turn into “blood”.
  9. With a paper napkin wipe of any excess oil from the front and back of the paper.

4 thoughts on “The Plague Of Blood

    The Ten Plagues Of Egypt | Crafting The Word Of God said:
    September 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm

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    theministrymama said:
    September 3, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Wow! I never would have thought of coloring on the opposite side and having the color come through! 🙂

    theministrymama said:
    September 3, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I like this idea and wonder if you could do secret messages on the back side that came through on the other… similar to the idea of writing white crayon on a white piece of paper and painting over it to reveal the message. How awesome that would be to have something like that as your visual while you are teaching and then do something like wipe the oil across and an image or word come through… you’re doing a good job, keep it up!

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