Zacchaeus was rejected by the people around him. But Jesus didn’t reject Zacchaeus. Jesus was full of compassion. This craft helps the kiddos remember that Jesus came to seek and save those that were lost. Jesus offers salvation to everyone who comes to Him in repentance and faith. Jesus will not reject anyone who truly repents of their sins and places their faith in Him.
“All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.” John 6:37
You can also use green leaves made out of construction paper.
For the story of the burning bush you can glue red, yellow and orange tissue paper.
- Print the templates. (Zacchaeus)
- Color the tree outline and Zacchaeus.
- Cut out Zacchaeus.
- Have the kids dip the tip of their finger into green paint. They can then, randomly paint the leaves on the tree. They can be creative by using different shades of green.
- Glue Zacchaeus next to the tree. Using the same brown crayon, color pencil or marker you used to color the tree, draw a branch for Zacchaeus to hold on to.
- Using green paint, paint the grass under the tree.
Homemade Finger Paints
Buying finger paints at the store can get really expensive. They run out as soon as you buy them and worse of all you would not want your kiddos sticking their fingers in their mouths.
By no means is this recipe being promoted as edible, but you will not have to worry about your kids eating strange chemicals. So grab a piece of paper and a couple of little hands and have fun.
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups water
- food coloring
- Combine the ingredients, minus the food coloring, in a small saucepan and warm until the mixture thickens.
- Let it completely cool. If the paint comes out too thick thin it out with a little bit of water, until you get your desired consistency.
- Pour the mixture into airtight small containers (empty glass baby food jars are great for this).
- Add a few drops of food coloring to each container until you get your desired color.
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