Crafts, Crafts for Kids

Sunday School Crafts: Get Creative with Your Bible Lessons

Animal Cracker Magnets – Memory Verse Activity

Materials:

  • Animal crackers
  • Markers
  • Clear fingernail polish
  • Self-adhesive magnetic tape

Directions:

  1. Choose animal crackers to decorate. Smooth crackers work best.
  2. Write one word from a memory verse on each animal. Add designs to the animal crackers, too.
  3. Paint one coat of clear nail polish onto the animals. Let them dry. Repeat with another coat.
  4. Cut a strip of self-adhesive magnetic tape. Attach to the back of each animal.

Activity: Mix the animals up and practice putting the verse in order.

Baggie Ice Cream Recipe – Thank God for Food

Materials:

  • Pint-sized and gallon-sized freezer bags
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons salt
  • Tray of ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Fill the smaller bag with the ice cream mixture of milk, sugar, and vanilla. Seal the bag really good.
  2. Fill the larger bag half full with ice and add 6 tbsp. of salt.
  3. Put the sealed small bag into the large bag.
  4. Seal the large bag and shake for about 5 minutes until mixture looks like ice cream.
  5. Open the large bag and remove the smaller bag.
  6. Wipe bag off before opening.
  7. Remind children to thank God for food! Yum yum!

Totally Edible Bird Feeder – God Provides

Materials:

  • Plain Bagel
  • String
  • Peanut Butter
  • Shortening
  • Bird Seed

Directions:

  1. Slip the string through the bagel and tie a knot.
  2. Mix 1 tablespoon shortening with 2 tablespoons peanut butter.
  3. Spread the mixture onto the bagel.
  4. Roll the bagel in bird seed.

Christian Mouse Pad

Materials:

  • Assorted colours of craft foam
  • Sticky back craft foam
  • Pencils
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Give each child a 9X7½-inch sheet of sticky back craft foam. Have them choose a 9X7½-inch sheet of any colour plain craft foam.
  2. Have the kids cut out a Christian symbol such as a cross, fish, crown, or heart from a third piece of plain craft foam. The symbol must fit inside the 9X7½-inch sheet of craft foam.
  3. Have the kids trace the symbol onto the craft foam, then carefully cut out the symbol.
  4. Kids can press the cutout into the stencil, creating a contrasting design.
  5. Have the kids peel the backing off the sticky back craft foam, and then carefully place the sticky side on the bottom of the craft foam design, matching the edges.

Catepillar to Butterfly Mobile

Materials:

  • Two wooden doll pins
  • Tempera paint
  • Tissue paper
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Chenille craft wire
  • Yarn
  • Pencil

Directions:

  1. For the caterpillar, cut one chenille wire into thirds. Have kids form legs by folding each third into a U-shape. Bend the tips out for feet. Arrange the legs between the prongs of one doll pin, and secure them with dots of glue.
  2. Decorate the caterpillar with tempera paint and chenille craft wire antennae.
  3. For the butterfly, have kids fold two layers of tissue paper accordion style. Wedge the tissue paper between the prongs of the doll pin, centering it. Spread the layers to create butterfly wings. Secure the wings with glue on each side.
  4. Have kids decorate the butterfly’s wings by dabbing them with glue and applying glitter. Kids can each paint their butterfly’s body. Have them make antennae by curling half-lengths of chenille wire around a pencil and attaching them to the butterfly’s head with glue.
  5. Use yarn to string the caterpillar and butterfly together once they’ve dried. Hang the mobiles in your classroom or send them home with kids.

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