bible crafts

I Can Pray

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Children should be taught how to pray at a young age. Tell them what prayer is. Give them examples of prayers in Scripture. Tell them they can pray throughout the day wherever they are. Christians can have faith in the promises of Gods Word. The Bible tells us that “the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.” Psalm 34:15

This craft will serve as a reminder and let the kids know they can pray at any time.

I Can Pray When I…

Play

I Can Pray 4

Go To Bed

I Can Pray 3

Eat

I Can Pray 2

Do My Chores

I Can Pray 1

Instructions

  1. Print the templates. (Template)
  2. Color both circles.
  3. Cut out both circles.
  4. Glue both circles onto a piece of construction paper or cardstock for strength. Optional
  5. Make a small hole into the middle of the circles. Stick a metal brad through it. Open and bend the legs.

The Miracle Of The Fish And The Coin

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Jesus did many miracles while on earth. One that is generally not talked a lot about was telling Peter to open a fish’s mouth and having him find a coin inside. This would be a great story to do for your children’s ministry.

The Miracle Of Fish And Coin

Instructions

  1. Print out the template. (Template)
  2. Color in the coin.
  3. Cut out a triangular shape from a paper plate. The triangular piece will be used as the fin.
  4. Cut out the scale, the coin and the eye.
  5. Use the scale as a template and trace it onto different colored construction paper.
  6. Cut out the scales from the construction paper.
  7. Glue the scales onto the fish in a random or specific order. Use your imagination; you can get amazing color combinations.
  8. Glue scales onto the fin in the same order as the body of the fish.
  9. Cut off any excess scales from the rim of the paper plate and fin.
  10. Glue the fin to the body.
  11. Finally glue the eye and the gold coin to the fish.

Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dream

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God gave Joseph amazing dreams, but time and time again Joseph goes through many difficulties and tribulations. During this difficult time he never gets angry at God or shows any resentment towards Him. Joseph completely trusted God because he knew that God never abandoned Him. One day God gives Pharaoh two strange dreams that no one seems to be able to interpret. Luckily for the Pharaoh there is one man in prison who can give him the meaning behind his dreams. A God fearing man who would rise to become second in command over Egypt and be used by God to save the nation of Israel.

Joseph Interprets Pharaoh's Dream

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out each piece.  Make sure to leave the blank rectangle attached on the nose.
  3. Glue the body of the cow onto a piece of cardstock or construction paper.
  4. Next glue on the head to the body on the same piece of construction paper.
  5. Cut out the figure.
  6. Fold the blank rectangle on the nose back and then glue the nose to the head of the cow. The top ridge of the nose will align with the 4 dash lines on the cows head.
  7.  Glue the cow foot to a popsicle stick and allow it to dry.
  8. Make a small cut with scissors or a knife on the tongue, just big enough for the popsicle stick to be able to go through it.
  9. Stick the popsicle stick inside through the slit.

From the back of the cows head the children will be able to move the popsicle stick up and down, back and forth. This will make it appear as though the leg is moving inside the mouth.

Feeding The 5,000

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Jesus feeds 5,000 is also referred to as the fishes and loaves miracle. This is a quick and easy craft so the kiddos will remember your Bible lesson.

Feeding 5000

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out each piece.
  3. Glue the fish and loves behind the basket in a random order.
  4. Glue the whole thing onto a piece of construction paper or cardstock.
  5. Cut out the whole figure.
  6. Your kids can write the memory verse on the back.

If you decide to use the small template, after the kids have finished it you can glue a magnet to the back and they can place it on their fridge.

Your Word Sweeter Than Honey

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“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.” Psalm 119:103

This is the attitude our children should have towards God Word. We should teach them to desire Scripture. Children should want to read it. They should want to memorize it. Our goal should be that through the work of the Holy Spirit, the authoritative truth of the Bible might be understood and embraced so students may see and interpret all of life through the truth of Scripture.

Your Word Sweeter Than Honey

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out each piece.
  3. Glue the honeycomb onto a piece of cardstock or construction paper for strength.
  4. Trace each hexagon with orange marker. Alternatively you can also use glitter glue around each hexagon.
  5. Glue the leaves to the side of the flower.
  6. Glue the banner onto the honeycomb and then the flower to the banner.
  7. Finally glue the bees onto the honeycomb.

Joseph’s Coat Of Many Colors Bookmark

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The story of Joseph is filled with many twists and turns. You have a young boy and God reveals to him that his family will one day bow down to him. This promise from God comes as a big surprise to his family and gives his brothers more of a reason to hate him. As we find out his brothers planning to kill him ultimately sell him off as a slave. What happened to Gods promise? Did He forget? God never abandoned Joseph and Gods promise to Joseph came true. God used Joseph to save the nation of Israel. God remembers His promises! God always keeps His promises! God never forgets His promises and that is exactly what kids will remember by doing this craft.

Coat Of Many Colors

The kids can stick it in their Bibles as a constant reminder that God always remembers His promises.

Instructions

  1. Print out the template. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out all the pieces of the template.
  3. Glue the coat piece onto the rectangular piece.
  4. Glue the assembled bookmark onto a piece of colored cardstock or construction paper.
  5. Cut the bookmark out of the cardstock or construction paper leaving a small border.

If you like you can also use glitter glue to make the bookmark sparkle.

Noahs Ark

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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.

Noahs Ark

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Paint a paper plate blue.
  3. 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.)
  4. Glue the ark onto the plate.
  5. Finally glue the rainbow onto the plate. If you choose not to use the rainbow, you can paint a rainbow across the top edge of the plate instead.

White Dove

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Dove

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 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.

Instructions

  1. Print out the templates. (Template)
  2. Cut out the body, the wings and the feathers.
  3. 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).
  4. Then glue the feathers onto each wing. (Eight on the bottom and six on the top).
  5. Glue the wings to the body.
  6. Finally color in the beak. If the child chooses he can draw on the feet.

King Nebuchadnezzar’s Gold Statue

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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were remembering the promises of God. They were trusting in God. They believed that God was able to keep them from harm and deliver them from the evil intended against them. They were trusting in God; not in their cleverness or in their strength. They did not back down or worship the idol; they did not lie and say that they had served Nebuchadnezzar’s gods. They stood their ground and trusted God. God delivered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from their troubles. God will keep His children from harm.

“The LORD will protect you and keep you safe from all dangers. The LORD will protect you now and always wherever you go.” Psalm 121:7-8

Gold Statue

Instructions

  1. Print out the templates. (Template)
  2. Color the flames, the main picture with the furnace and the half circle.
  3. Cut out the flames and half circle.
  4. Glue the flames onto the half circle, then cut the half circle in half.
  5. Fold and crease each piece of the half circle to form a hinge.
  6. Glue each piece of the half circle to the main picture with the furnace.

Lazarus Raised From The Dead

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Mary and Martha went through the lose of their brother. But Jesus used this opportunity so that the faith of His disciples and Mary and Martha could be strengthened. So that they could see who Jesus truly was and so that He and the Father would be glorified. Their suffering was necessary so that they could learn that they could completely trust in Jesus.

God allows suffering in our life too. But He does this so we can learn to depend on Him; to put our faith and trust in Him. We should also learn to be thankful for these hard situations because many times this is when we learn and grow.

“For if He causes grief, then He will have compassion according to His abundant loving-kindness. For He does not afflict willingly or grieve the sons of men.” Lamentations 3:32-33

Lazarus

Instructions

  1. Print out the templates. (Template)
  2. Cut out the body figure.
  3. Glue strips of napkin or paper towel pieces to the figure, until completely covered at different angles.
  4. When dry cut of any excess napkin or paper towel.
  5. Color the main image.
  6. Glue on the finished figure to the main image.