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Bible Craft Ideas For Kids

Updated on April 27, 2015

Why Bible Crafts?

Teaching your children about your faith and the Bible is a major undertaking. The idea of God, souls, and other abstract concepts can be difficult to grasp - at any age!

But children, particularly, can feel confused or overwhelmed. This is why Bible crafts are such an excellent idea.

Through crafts, your children can grab a book and explore different Bible stories and better understand their meanings. Children tend to be very concrete - and concrete activities can help them grasp abstract ideas.

The crafts below will help your child learn and have a great time doing so.

Image by Muffet on Flickr
Image by Muffet on Flickr

Recipe for Me

Courtesy of DLTK-Kids.com

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pen or marker
  • Optional: One of the templates you can find here (at the bottom of the page). This just gives you a nice "recipe" look. You can recreate that with index cards or even real, blank recipe cards.

Either print or make your recipe card. Color and decorate it as you want. Next, fill out the recipe card with your "ingredients." What makes you you? For instance, ingredients could be: a friendly smile, good sense of humor, caring personality, strong legs for running). You can help your child brainstorm his best ingredients (about 5 or 6). If you do this as a family or with a group of children, you can make a recipe book that has all of your wonderful ingredients. It's like a little thank you gift for God.

This craft is meant to help children begin to understand their purpose or their special gifts from God and to realize that not everyone has the same gifts.

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Cute Crafts

Image by Lauren Manning on Flickr
Image by Lauren Manning on Flickr
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Image by bigbirdz on Flickr

Flannel Storyboards

Have Fun With Stories

This is a great craft for older children to make for a kids gift. While the older ones make it, they learn about the specific Bible stories, and then the younger children can use the flannel board and characters to reenact them. This is great for Sunday schools or home schooling. You can always buy a pre-made flannel board, but making them is less expensive and a great craft.

This easy one requires:

  • Cardstock or boxboard

  • Felt

  • Stapler

  • Heavy paper

  • Bible character pictures

Begin by stapling a piece of felt to a piece of heavy cardstock or a piece of boxboard (a piece of the cereal box, for instance, will work just as well and not cut into your budget). This is your simple felt board. Next have the children color and cut out their Bible characters. Choose a specific story, such as the Last Supper, Prodigal Son, and the Nativity and have each older child or group of older children do the characters for one story. You can find templates online to print (DLTK, for instance, has Creation Story templates you can cut out to use for your felt board).

Put a little bit of sticky Velcro (not sewing Velcro) on the back of the characters, and it's ready for reenacting.

You can also make a flannel board by cutting a large square of heavy duty cardboard and getting flannel and fusible web. Simply iron on, and you have your flannel board.

Kids Love Crafts!

So why not make learning fun?

Another Bible Craft - Technicolor Dream Coat

Image by Orthodox Christian Craft Supply
Image by Orthodox Christian Craft Supply

"Stained Glass" Cross

A Sunday School Classic

This activity reminds children of Jesus' sacrifice and to remind them that no one is without sin; no one is better than anyone else, and no one can judge their fellow humans. It is also reminiscent of the beautiful stained glass art that has traditionally been a part of cathedrals and churches.

You'll need:

  • 2 pieces of black construction paper

  • Tissue paper (leftovers from Christmas and gifts are perfect for this)

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • White crayon

  • Cross template

Using your white crayon, trace the cross in the center of one of the pieces of black paper. Put the two sheets together and cut out the cross, leaving paper around the cross. In other words, you want the black paper intact with the cross cut out. You can do this by pushing a hole into the cross with your scissors and then cutting around the lines it carefully. Next, glue a piece of tissue paper to one of the sheets of black paper, and then glue the other piece on top to sandwich the tissue paper. This is it! Put your stained glass creation in the window.

You can also vary this a bit. When you glue on that one piece of tissue paper, you can then add bits and pieces of other colors to make a multi-colored effect. After, simply glue the other paper on. Have a new child in the family? Have the kids make these as a little baptism gift for the new addition!

There is an endless variety of great Bible crafts for kids that can help them get a better understanding of their faith.

Children making 'stained glass windows'

Image by rkeefer on Flickr
Image by rkeefer on Flickr

Do you have a special Bible craft? - Share it with me!

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      Joy Neasley 3 years ago from Nashville, TN

      It has been a while, but the Bible craft that the children loved the most, was our 3D homemade rendition of what heaven looks like. The children collected boxes of all shapes and sizes, and other misc things. I read to them the description of heaven from the bible. For several weeks they painted boxes, cut paper, etc and make a table sized heaven as they saw it. When it was finished, we kept it all in a storage container for them to pull out and recreate as they wanted.

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      Magda2012 4 years ago

      the stained glass cross is beautiful. lovely crafts ideas.

    • ArtzeeChris LM profile image

      ArtzeeChris LM 4 years ago

      I love the stained glass paper craft. It is a classic, I remember doing it when I was a kid and now with my own in their Sunday school classes. Nice job on this lens

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      FashionMommy 5 years ago

      An insightful lens. Great craft ideas to do with kids.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't have a special Bible craft to share, but I really enjoyed this lens.

      My favorite parts of this lens are:

      -the intro (I really liked how you talked about how hard it can be to understand the abstract concepts of faith and how crafts can make that experience more tangible. Great idea. I agree.)

      -the stained glass craft

      -the recipe card craft

      Great lens. God bless!

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      These are all great ideas. I think the recipe card one is terrific.

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      squid-janices7 5 years ago

      Love the stained glass window craft. Great ideas.