Armor Of God

Breastplate Of Righteousness

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“…and having put on the breastplate of righteousness.” Ephesians 6:14

Breastplate Of Righteousness

Instructions

  1. Print the templates. (Template)  The pages marked A are for an older child. The ones marked B are for a younger child.
  2. Cut out the templates.
  3. To assemble the breastplate glue together the template pieces.
  4. For extra strength  glue the assembled breastplate onto one side of a grocery paper bag. Cut it out of the paper bag.
  5. Cut out the half oval template and trace it onto 2 or 3 different colors of construction paper.
  6. Cut them out  and glue them onto the  assembled breastplate, starting from the bottom.
  7. Cut out the neck strap pieces and then glue each piece onto a sheet of cardstock for strength.
  8. Assemble the neck strap, cutting each piece to the desired length. (As shown in the picture at the bottom.)
  9. Add Velcro to the beck strap and onto the breastplate to hold it in place. This makes it removable. You can also use yarn and a one hole punch if you choose not to use the neck strap.

I have included the word “Righteousness” in case your kiddo wishes to place it along the chest area of the breastplate.

Breastplate Example

Shield Of Faith

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“…in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Ephesians 6:16

Shield Of Faith

Instructions

  1. Print and cut out the templates. (Template)
  2. Trace the big template, the shield shape, onto a piece of white cardstock and onto a piece of either brown, grey, or black construction paper.
  3. Cut both traced images out and glue them together. One side will be white, this will be the back, and the other will have color. This will be the front.
  4. Cut up the smaller shield template into four individual parts. Trace two parts on one color of construction paper and the other two parts a different color.
  5. Glue them onto the colored side of the shield. Not the white side.
  6. Glue either the blank cross or the one with the word “FAITH” onto the shield. If your kiddos choose they can fill in the word “FAITH” with glitter glue, the same color they used to color in the word.
  7. Color the small holder. Fold twice where the diagonal lines meet the empty space.
  8. Add glue to the back of the diagonal lines. Glue it vertically to the back of the shield

Just as with the Sword Of The Spirit, you can also fashion a shield out of cardboard or poster board.

Sword Of The Spirit

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“…and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:17

Sword Of The Spirit 1

Sword Of The Spirit 2

One side has the words “Sword Of The Spirit”. The other has a list of the Books of the Bible.

Instructions

  1. Print the template on card stock. (Template) I have included blank templates for both sides in case you prefer a blank sword.
  2. Color and cut out both sides of the sword.
  3. If you do not have card stock, glue each piece of the sword to either poster board, construction paper or onto an empty cereal box.
  4. After the glue dries cut both sides out.
  5. Glue strips of brown construction paper onto the grip in different spacings and angles. Then cut off any overhang.
  6. Glue both pieces of the sword together.
  7. Finally add glitter glue to the center of the pommel or you could glue on a large oval jewel.

Helmet Of Salvation

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“And take the helmet of salvation…” Ephesians 6:17

Helmet Of Salvation

Instructions

  1. Print out the templates onto a piece of heavy duty card stock. For a smaller child print out the parts labeled “B”. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out the templates.
  3. Glue on the straps that will wrap around the head onto the main part of the helmet.
  4. Next fold the tip of the side pieces. Glue them onto the main part of the helmet. Right next to were you glued on the straps.
  5. Glue the nose piece onto the main part of the helmet. Do this by adding a small amount of glue at first to the back of the nosepiece. Have the child place the main part of the helmet on his face (in the position it will go), then center the nose piece and stick it onto the helmet. Add more glue if necessary.
  6. Finally to hold the straps together you could either use Velcro, or you can use paper clips to hold it in place then add glue.

I have included the word SALVATION in case you want to add it onto the helmet.

Armor Of God

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The armor of God described in the book of Ephesians is a popular theme for Sunday School lessons and Vacation Bible Schools. Kids not only like making the armor, but they enjoy putting it on and playing around with it.

This past week I decided to come up with my own version of the armor of God.  For the next six days I will be posting crafts on the complete armor of God. Each day will bring a different part of the armor. I’m sure your kiddos will love them.

Armor Of God

“10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11

Helmet Of Salvation

Helmet Of Salvation

Sword Of The Spirit

Sword Of The Spirit 1

Shield Of Faith

Shield Of Faith

Breastplate Of Righteousness

Breastplate Of Righteousness

Belt Of Truth

Belt Of Truth

Sandals Of Peace

Sandals Of Peace

If you happen to have a Sunday School or Vacation Bible School armor of God theme and you wish to send me pics of your kiddos making or wearing the armor, I’d be glad to put them on my blog.