Paralyzed Man & Mat Craft

This is one of my favorite crafts that we’ve made so far.  It’s cute and interactive!  The paralyzed man can either lie down on his mat or stand up and carry it, like the man did after Jesus healed him.  Thank you to Faith Sprouts for the original idea! Materials: Printed Paralyzed Man template (download […]

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We Are All God’s Children Craft

I love how this craft turned out!  Seeing all of the kids’ cute little handprints just sort of melts me heart.  🙂  We did this craft for one of our lessons on families, and while it can be a little finicky (especially with a large group), I think it is totally worth the results.  I […]

Road to Emmaus Craft

This was a fabulous craft for our lesson about Jesus traveling along the road to Emmaus with his disciples.  Thank you to Crafting the Word of God for providing this fun activity!  The kids loved it! Materials: Printed Road to Emmaus template (download at this link) Crayons/colored pencils/markers Scissors Large craft sticks Packing tape Directions: […]

Jesus Calms the Storm Craft

I came up with this really simple craft to go with our lesson about Jesus calming the storm.  The kids had the option of making a storm scene with either paint or colored pencils. We made some lovely storm clouds with dark blue paint (I thought we had black and could mix it to make […]

God Loves My Family Craft

For one of our lessons on families, I developed this ultra-simple printable.  Kids can draw a picture of their own family and be reminded that God loves their family.  Click here to print it free for your own use. I wanted to keep it very open-ended because there are many families today whose makeup is […]

Family Necklace Craft

The kids made necklaces for one of our lessons on families.  I bought a wide variety of beads and asked them to pick one bead that would represent each member of their family.  Some of them wanted more beads than that, so we went along with it and let them add to the necklace.  One […]

Father’s Day Card

One of the easiest crafts you can do for Father’s Day is to let your kids decorate their own cards.  I just get large packs of plain cards and let the kids go to town decorating.  Here are a couple that my kids made for their daddy. You can always give the kids stickers, stencils […]

Joseph’s Colorful Coat Craft

I developed this craft for our lesson about families and forgiveness, which featured the story of Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers.  I was very pleased with the results and think it looks super cute! Materials: Coat template printed on white card stock (3 per sheet) Colossians 3:13 printed on regular copy paper […]

Jesus & Peter Walk on Water Craft

For our lesson about faith, with Jesus and Peter walking on water, I planned this collage for the kids to make during craft time.  It’s a little finicky, but it’s very open-ended in terms of kids making it as simple or fancy as they like.  Some of our kids chose to draw the water and […]

Always Make Time for God Clock Craft

We made this craft for a lesson on stewardship and how we spend our time.  It’s a bit labor-intensive, so leave plenty of time.  Also, you will want to have several adults/teens available, as some kids will need significant help.  I printed the circles in several different colors to give the kids lots of options […]

Love and Service Go Hand in Hand Craft

I saw a printout like this on Pinterest, so I created my own version to use for our lesson on Stewardship and Talent.  I wanted the kids to remember that love and service go together. Here’s my original file for you to print and use.  The children trace their hands in the open area, then […]

Easter Egg Drawing Craft

This was a completely unplanned activity, but I had some squirrely kids who needed a little direction for their energy.  😉 Simply give kids a sheet of paper and some markers/crayons and have them decorate a beautiful Easter egg.  If younger kids want help drawing the egg shape, you could get them started, but encourage […]

Art Face Craft

The kids and I got the idea for this project from Le DADA de l’Enfant Terrible.  I love how they turned out and I look forward to doing this project again.  It’s a really fun art project to do when you just need to kill some time with your class. Materials: white paper magazines glue […]

Zacchaeus Handprint Tree

One evening I got this fun idea to take a child’s handprint and turn it into a scene with Jesus and Zacchaeus.  I love the result!  What parent doesn’t love artwork which incorporates their child’s cute little hand? Materials: white paper paper plates paintbrushes tempera paint: green, brown, blue (or other color for Zacchaeus’ clothing) […]

God’s Promise Rainbow Craft

Several kids and I worked on making these super-cute God’s Promise rainbow crafts today.  The original idea came from Pinterest.  They’re simple enough for young kids, but complex enough to interest older kids, too. Materials: Froot Loops cereal (or generic variety) paper plates white glue cotton balls Sharpie marker Directions: 1. Make sample craft or […]

Painting with Marshmallows

This isn’t so much an art project as it is an artistic method.  Let your class dip marshmallows in tempera paint and make a picture!  You can use mini, regular-size, and/or extra large marshmallows. Kids can either spell out a word or message, like above, or paint a scene from a story (rainbow for Noah’s […]