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Sunday School Crafts - New Testament

Updated on December 31, 2014

New Testament Sunday School Crafts

To help you teach the New Testament to your children, I am in the process of collecting a huge list of free Sunday School Crafts covering many of the stories and teachings of the New Testament, such as Jesus birth (Christmas crafts), the teachings of Jesus and the miracles of Jesus.

I am intending to add many more Sunday School crafts to this page so come back again soon.

You may also be interested in my Sunday School Resources page which is the gateway to hundreds of Sunday School resources including coloring pages, crafts, worksheets, and more.

Please note: the inclusion of any website here does not mean that I necessarily agree with the beliefs of that website. It's up to you to read any wording on printable crafts before you print them to see if it is acceptable.

Above picture courtesy of jppi on morguefile

The Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Jesus' Birth - Christmas Crafts

Wooden Nativity Kit
Wooden Nativity Kit | Source

Jesus is born

(Make a 3d stand up manger with baby Jesus. Templates provided)

(Nativity scene using popsicle (craft) sticks)

(Names of the Lord Christmas decorations - Bright Morning Star, Lamb of God, Lion of Judah, Scepter)

(Make a baby Jesus scene on a paper plate.)

(Printable stand up nativity scene)

(Simple printable Jesus in a manger craft)

The shepherds visit

(Lots of angel crafts - many suitable for children)

(Another printable nativity scene)

(Make an activity nativity placemat)

The wise men / magi

(We three kings - make mini beanbag wise men)

(Make the three wise men - printable craft)

(Make a popsicle stick star ornament for the wise men to follow)

(Make a 5-pointed star with one snip)

More Nativity Crafts

Nativity Crafts for Kids and Adults

A collection of all types of nativity crafts, ranging from simple kids' nativity crafts to more sophisticated crafts for adults or older children, such as crocheted or cross stitch nativity crafts.

John Baptizes Jesus Crafts

John the Baptist

To represent the Holy Spirit descending like a dove, choose from a variety of dove crafts.

John ate locusts and wild honey - make some locust crafts or bee crafts.

(Make a model of John baptizing Jesus and a dove with a disposable cup)

Links checked Jun 2013

Jesus' Disciples Crafts

("I will make you fishers of men" - make a handprint fishing rod)

(Make a printable boat and men for the fishermen disciples)

(Make a magnetic fishing game)

(Matthew was a tax collector - make coin rubbings or a pull string purse)

Links checked Jun 2013

Jesus' Parables Crafts

The Good Samaritan - Matthew 22, Mark 12, Luke 10

(Make a good Samaritan first-aid box)

(Good Samaritan craft for preschoolers)

The Prodigal Son (The Lost Son) - Luke 15

(Choose from a variety of pig crafts)

The Parable of the Sower - Matthew 13

(Parable of the sower - make seed packets)

(Pumpkin seed mosaic)

(A video showing how to make an origami pecking bird)

(Make a sunflower from handprints and sunflower seeds)

Parable of the Lost Sheep - Matthew 18, Luke 15

Sheep crafts for kids

(A variety of sheep crafts)

Parable of the Lost Coin

(Make a money box)

The Parable of the Talents - Matthew 13

(Make coins labeled with talents)

Jesus' Teachings Crafts

Woman at the well John 4

(3D model of a well. Jesus with the woman at the well - living water)

The Lord's Prayer Matthew 6

(Printable Lord's Prayer angel)

(Make a paper prayer chain)

More Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5-7

(Matthew 5 Let your light shine - paper plate sun catcher)

(Matthew 5 Let your light shine printable craft.)

The Great Commission

(Matthew 28, Mark 16 Go into all the world - great commission craft with mini printable flags)

(Make a flag handprint wreath)

The I AMs of Jesus John

(I am the light of the world - make a lighthouse in a bottle)

(I am the bread of life - make bread dough and create your own objects)

The Greatest Commandment Mark 12

(Print out the word cards, cut them out, and place them in the correct order then decorate them)

The Widow's Mite

(Make coin rubbing or a pull string purse)

Jesus' Miracles Crafts

Ancient Culture Jute Basket Craft Kit (Makes 24)   Use for the miracle of the loaves and fish
Ancient Culture Jute Basket Craft Kit (Makes 24) Use for the miracle of the loaves and fish | Source

Jesus Heals the Sick

(Jesus heals ten lepers Luke 17 - make a sad / happy leper puppet with material clothes. You could use the paper doll pattern from or

Jesus Has Authority Over Nature

(3D model of the disciples in a boat. Jesus calms a storm Matthew 8, Mark 4, Luke 8)

(Jesus calms the storm - make an origami boat)

(Jesus walks on water printable craft)

Jesus' Miracles With Food

Fish crafts for children

(Five loaves and two fish - Jesus feeds the 5000 Matthew 14, Mark 6, Luke 9, John 6 - a variety of fish crafts)

(Jesus feeds the 5000 - edible necklace)

(Fish and loaves necklace using macaroni)

Jesus Has Authority Over Demons

Pig crafts for kids

(Jesus heals a demon-possessed man and sends the demons into a herd of pigs: Matthew 8, Mark 5, Luke 8 - a variety of pig crafts)

Other Miracles

Fish crafts for kids

(The temple tax: the coin in the fish's mouth Matthew 17:27 - a variety of fish crafts)

Other events in Jesus' life Crafts

(Several crafts to do while learning about Jesus as a boy in the temple)

(Scroll down to the Spring 2010 [3] section and click on the number 5 for a lesson on Zacchaeus climbs a tree to see Jesus - cut and paste craft - page 4)

Links checked Oct 2013

Jesus' Trial and Crucifixion - Easter Crafts

(Make a salt dough crown of thorns)

(Make woven crown of thorn from palm leaves)


(Beaded cross with fishing line and beads)

(Palm leaf cross)

(A simple cross made from palm leaves)

Jesus' Resurrection - Easter Crafts

(He is risen stained glass window craft)

(Jesus rises from the dead - printable craft using a disposable cup)

(Make an activity resurrection placemat)

Links checked Mar 2013

Please feel free to leave feedback including links to more Sunday School crafts or to let me know if any of the links are broken.

Can you suggest any more Sunday school crafts?

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      rebekah-grelen 4 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for sharing.

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      Jeanette 4 years ago from Australia

      @GonnaFly: Hope you come back Beth because I've just found another craft suitable for slightly older kids - a 3D barn found here:

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      Jeanette 4 years ago from Australia

      @GonnaFly: Or make a barn like this one: but instead of animals behind the doors, have an appropriate Bible verse.

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      Jeanette 4 years ago from Australia

      @anonymous: Perhaps you could get them to make a treasure chest like this one: emphasizing what we should be treasuring.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm in need of craft ideas to teach our VBS kids about materialism using Luke 12:13-21. Any ideas?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi there. Thanks for all the great ideas on your website. I have an extensive collection of Bible Stories and free ideas for teaching on my website. You are most welcome to link to it.


      Mary Nelson



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      steph-naylor 5 years ago

      This Lens was just what I was looking for! Thanks for the useful info!

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      @anonymous: Hi Jennifer. I've added some crafts in a new Corinthians section. Hopefully you can find something there for your preschoolers.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I would like a craft that helps 2 year olds learn about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 1 corith 12

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      @anonymous: I've just added a section "Other Events in Jesus' Life Crafts" which has some crafts for Jesus as a boy in the temple.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am stuck on what to do for jesus at the temple in Luke2v41-52

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I don't have any suggestions right now, but great lens. The scissors on the side are cute and creative. God bless!

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      pcgamehardware 6 years ago

      My wife teaches Sunday School and will absolutely love this lens... Great work, Thanks for sharing... :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Another awesome resource lens for Christian materials.

      I used to love doing crafts in Sunday School.

      My Mom was our teacher for awhile. :) Blessed!

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      Lynne Modranski 6 years ago from Ohio

      great lens!!! This will come in handy! And I LOVE the creative "display" instead of just plain old lists!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I love how you did this. As a child I went to sunday school and Lutheran camp and loved craft time. Blessed on the school bus trip!

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      Kaafscorner 7 years ago

      Whilst I'm not a Sunday School teacher, I am always looking for creative ways to engage my daughter and I have found some on this Sunday School crafts lens. Thank you for sharing.

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      joanv334 7 years ago

      Thanks for the tips!

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      Senora M 7 years ago

      Wow! Those are some great resources! Thanks for putting this together! Definitely a favorite!!

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      MissPuppy 7 years ago

      nice lens!