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 […]

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Red & Green Answer Sticks

I made these answer sticks for the kids to use for a variety of activities in the classroom.  They can be used to answer yes/no, right/wrong, good/bad questions. One side is red and one green, with a nice sturdy handle for them to hang onto.  I tried laminating the thicker card stock, but that was […]

Mom I Love You to Pieces Card

I found this card design on Pinterest and thought it would be a fun option for the kids to make this year.  The little ones will need help with the writing, but it also gives them the chance to tear pieces of paper and glue them on.  Yay — something they will excel at! Materials: […]

Fingerprint Bee Mother’s Day Card

I first saw this card design at craftymorning.com and thought it would be really fun to do this year for Mother’s Day.  It gets extra cuteness points for using a child’s fingerprints! Materials: Plain white card Colored card stock for flower petals Yellow card stock for middle of the flower Glue Yellow paint / washable […]

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 […]

Card Making Craft

I love making personalized cards for people and it struck me that this would make a perfect activity for older kids.  How many times are there people in your church who could use a note letting them know that you’re thinking about them?  It could be for a new baby, the death of a loved […]

Flextangles Craft

The kids and I made this really neat paper craft a few weeks ago.  The idea originally came from Babble Dabble Do.  Just print the template from their website, color according to instructions, cut, and glue.  Let your Flextangle dry and it’s ready to be played with! *A couple of tips: We stapled the paper […]

Paper Snail Craft

I love how cute these little paper snails are!  And what’s even neater is that they remind us to be slow to speak and slow to get angry.  Don’t we all need that reminder? Younger kids will probably need help with some of the fine-motor skill tasks.  Thanks to Make and Takes for the original […]

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 […]

Good Attitude Craft

One of our teachers came up with this craft to go with a lesson on having a good attitude.  She posted a sign saying, “How We Have Good Attitudes” and put it on the wall.  The kids got to draw pictures of themselves doing something that they didn’t necessarily like, but doing it with a […]

Origami – Airplane 1

Paper airplanes–fun, fun, fun!  Just don’t throw it into somebody’s eye.  Of course there are many variations, all with varying performance levels.  Intructions for this one on Youtube.

Origami – Magic Tipper

This triangle isn’t much to look at, but it can actually be trained to tip all by itself!  Don’t believe me?  Make one yourself and you’ll see.  The gimmick is very simple, but my kids loved hearing me talk to the triangle–giving instructions and encouraging it to tip over.  Small kids will get a kick […]

Origami – Snapper

I’m putting up some origami posts from my old clown blog.  Origami is fun, kids enjoy it, and you can make some things that are actually useful or just fun to play with.  So, without further ado… If you’ve ever been a boy, you will know what this is.  You simply hold the bottom corners […]

Armor of God Paper Man Craft

An ongoing craft that our little kids are working on is their Armor of God paper man.  The printable template comes from makinglearningfun.com.  Younger kids may need help cutting this out, especially the curved pieces.  I found that by squeezing, I could fit the figure on a regular sheet of paper, but something slightly bigger […]