Pharaoh

The Plague Of Boils

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Today’s crafts are based on the sixth plague on Egypt, the plague of boils.

“10 So they took soot from a kiln, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses threw it toward the sky, and it became boils breaking out with sores on man and beast. 11 The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians as well as on all the Egyptians.” Exodus 9:10-11

Appearing Boils

The Plague of Boils 1

The Plague of Boils 2

Instructions

  1. Print the templates onto regular copy paper. Do not use cardstock. Print the main image on one side, then the boils 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 main image using markers. DO NOT color the body of the figure with markers.
  4. Next lightly color in the body with a color pencil.
  5. Trace the outline of the figure with regular glue and allow the glue to dry.
  6. When the glue has dried color in the boils on the back with markers.
  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 figure with the oil. A little oil goes a long way. As the oil is absorbed by the paper the boils will start to come through.
  9. With a paper napkin wipe off any excess oil from the front and back of the paper.

Boil Infestation

The Plague of Boils 3

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Color in the boils.
  3. Cut out all of the boils.
  4. Grab each individual boil and with a small amount of glue, have your kids glue them to their hands and arms.
  5. Now for the fun part. Make the boils look more realistic by using Vaseline, makeup (lipstick, eyeliner, etc.), or even paint.
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The Plague On Livestock

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Today’s craft is based on the fifth plague on Egypt, the plague on livestock.

“So the Lord did this thing on the next day, and all the livestock of Egypt died; but of the livestock of the sons of Israel, not one died.” Exodus 9:6

The Plague On Livestock

Instructions

  1. Print the templates onto cardstock. (Template)
  2. Color and cut out the masks. Let your kids choose which mask they would like to make.
  3. To finish the mask you can either punch out a hole on both sides of the mask and attach a piece of yarn or you can glue a large popsicle stick to the mask as a handle.

The Plague Of Flies

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Todays crafts are based on the fourth plague on Egypt, the plague of flies.

“Then the Lord did so. And there came great swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh and the houses of his servants and the land was laid waste because of the swarms of flies in all the land of Egypt.” Exodus 8:24

Fly Straw Rocket

The Plague Of Flies Fly Straw Rocket

Instructions

  1. Print and color template. (Template)
  2. Cut out each piece and glue them onto a piece of construction paper.
  3. Cut out both pieces from the construction paper.
  4. Glue the rim of both pieces together and stopping at the bottom of the wings. DO NOT add glue to the center of the pieces.
  5. Cut a straw into two pieces.
  6. When the fly is dry stick the straw inside the fly and blow up the fly. The air pressure will propel the fly forward.

Fly String Toy

The Plague Of Flies Fly String Toy

Instructions

  1. Print the template onto cardstock. (Template)
  2. Assemble the clothespin piece. (Disassemble the clothespin. Glue the two wooden pieces together. Glue the metal piece to the top. Finally glue a small item between the legs of the clothes pin, something to give it some weight. I used a metal screw.)
  3. Color and cut out both flies.
  4. Color the clothespin black.
  5. Glue a the flies to the clothespin. One on each side.
  6. Cut a piece of yarn or string to your desired length. Stick the string in the metal bracket on the top of the clothespin.

Hold one side of the string higher than the other and the fly will slide down the string. As it slides down the string it will sway side to side giving the illusion that it is flying.

Pepper Fly

The Plague Of Flies Pepper Fly

Instructions

  1. Print the template. (Template)
  2. Add glue to the pieces except the eyes and wings.
  3. Sprinkle coarse ground pepper on the glue. Tap any excess pepper off. (Use coarse ground pepper. DO NOT use the “fine powder” kind because your kids will be sneezing a lot.)
  4. Color in the eyes.
  5. When the pepper pieces dry, cut out all of the pieces.
  6. Assemble the fly by first gluing on the eyes. Next both wings and finally the top body piece.

The Plague Of Lice, Gnats, Fleas

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Todays crafts are based on the third plague on Egypt, the plague of lice, gnats, fleas.

The word used in Exodus to describe the third plague is כִּנִּים which can be translated as lice, gnats or fleas. So I decided not to pick one of these insects specifically and will leave it up to you to decide which one to use.

“They did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were gnats on man and beast. All the dust of the earth became gnats through all the land of Egypt.” Exodus 8:17

Balloon Lice, Gnat, Flea 

The Plague Of Lice Balloon Lice 1

The Plague Of Lice Balloon Lice 2

Instructions

  1. Print the template onto cardstock. (Template)
  2. Color in the insect.
  3. Cut out the insect.
  4. Cut the solid line that is between the thorax and abdomen of the insect.
  5. Stick the lips/opening of a small water balloon through the cut you just made. It is better to pick a balloon color that matches the color of the insect. I only had green balloons that I could use for the example but having the colors match is best.

Your kids can now slightly blow up the balloons to help simulate the infestation and obviously the feeding these insects had over the Egyptians.

If you blow up the balloon most of the way, when you release the air the bugs will also scurry along the table.

Body Infestation

The Plague Of Lice Body Infestation

  1. Using a one hole punch, punch out many black or brown construction paper circles to represent the insects. You can also punch out red or pink circles to represent bug bites.
  2. Grab each individual circle and with a small dot of glue, glue them to your hands and arms.

Now your kids can pretend to be covered in these tiny insects.

The Ten Plagues Of Egypt

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Moses goes before the Pharaoh multiple times demanding he let the Israelites go. He did this in the name of God, “Let My people go, so that they may serve Me.” Exodus 5:1; 7:16; 8:1, 20; 9:1, 13; 10:3

Pharaoh  refuses to let the Israelites go. Moses warns Pharaoh that God will punish Egypt, but Pharaoh continued being stubborn.

As a result, God casts ten plagues upon the Egyptians. The ten plagues were a divine demonstration of God’s power and judgment designed to exalt God and force Pharaoh to “let my people go.”

This craft about the ten plagues of Egypt would be a great add-on to any Sunday School lesson. You can always  use the craft to re-tell the Bible story after your kids are done making it.

The Plagues Of Egypt

This craft will require some prep work.

To make this craft easier to do you can use stickers for day 2-5 and 8. For day 9 you can use large googly eyes. And for the last day you can paint on a thin line of red paint across the number ten, then slightly tilt the number and allow the paint to slowly drip down the number.

Instructions

  1. Print the templates. (Template)
  2. Cut out each image and trace it onto the colored construction paper of your choice. You do not have to exactly copy the numbers in the picture.
  3. Cut them out and glue them onto the designated number.
  4. Cut off any overhang of construction paper from the numbers.
  5. Glue the numbers onto  cardstock.
  6. Cut out the numbers. If you like you can leave a small white border around each number.

The Plague Of Blood

The Plague Of Frogs

The Plague Of Lice, Gnats, Fleas

The Plague Of Flies

The Plague On Livestock

The Plague Of Boils

The Plague Of Hail

The Plague Of Locusts 

The Plague Of Darkness

The Plague On The Firstborn

Grasshopper

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Grasshopper

Kids will love making this grasshopper craft.  This craft is very versatile and can be used for different Bible stories. It can be used for teaching the story of:

  • The twelve spies.
  • The ten plagues of Egypt.
  • John the Baptist.

Instructions

  1. Print the template onto a sheet of cardstock. (Template)
  2. Cut out all of the pieces leaving a border of cardstock around each piece.
  3. Glue the pieces onto a sheet of black construction paper.
  4. Cut out all of the pieces.
  5. Glue each wing to the back of the grasshopper pieces.
  6. Take the rectangle piece and fold along both solid lines, making two creases.
  7. Add glue to one side of the rectangle piece and stick it on one of the grasshopper pieces, right between the thorax and the abdomen.
  8. Do the same thing with the other piece of grasshopper, making sure to line up both grasshopper pieces.  The legs will now be able to hold up the entire grasshopper.

Aaron’s Rod Becomes a Snake

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God appeared to Moses in a burning bush and told Moses He was sending him to Pharaoh to bring Gods people out of Egypt. Moses had many objections to God’s plan. He was fearful of Pharaoh rather than trusting in God. Four times he expressed his fear to God. When Moses expressed his lack of faith a fifth time, God became angry. Although God was angry with Moses, He had compassion on Moses. He understood Moses weakness and told Moses that He would send Aaron with him.

“The Lord said, “Moses, when the king asks you and Aaron to perform a miracle, command Aaron to throw his walking stick down in front of the king, and it will turn into a snake.” Exodus 7:8-9

Rod Into Snake 2

Rod Into Snake 1

Instructions

  1. Print out the template. (Template)
  2. Cut out all of the pieces.
  3. Trace them onto construction paper. For the rod use brown. For the snake your kiddos can be creative.
  4. Assemble the snake and cut of any overhang of construction paper so you are left with a perfect snake shape.
  5. Glue the rod onto a piece of cardstock.
  6. Cut it out leaving a small white border.
  7. Then glue on the snake.

The kiddos can also draw on wood designs onto the rod if they choose.

Pharaohs Head Dress

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Pharaohs Headdress

This craft can be done for different Bible stories and adapted for each one. It is very versatile. It can be used for:

  •  Abraham’s move to Egypt and his deception towards the pharaoh.
  •  Joseph becomes second in command over Egypt.
  •  God freeing His people through Moses.

Instructions

  1. Print the templates. (Template)
  2. Color them and cut everything out.
  3. Glue all the pieces onto construction paper, for strength.
  4. Cut the template out of the construction paper.
  5. Align the side pieces to the main piece and glue in place.
  6. Glue on the extensions that will go around the child’s head.
  7. After it has slightly dried, wrap the extensions around the child’s head, getting the correct fit.
  8. Use a couple of paper clips or a piece of tape to hold the shape. Then add glue to set it in place.

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.