Bible Crafts for Kids
Some of our favorite craft ideas.
If you’ve taught Sunday school, vacation Bible school, children’s church, Awana or in other Wednesday night programs—you’ve inevitably found yourself in a situation when you don’t have quite enough material prepared for your object lesson, leaving you scrambling at the last minute for a Bible craft idea. In our previous blog post, we supply loads of tips and tricks for including Bible crafts for kids of all ages. In this post, we’re giving you our 4 Top Bible Craft ideas that you can adapt in a pinch to almost any Bible lesson whether it’s from the Old Testament or the New Testament. These tried-and-true craft ideas for kids are quite easy to put together at the last minute.
Keep reading to find these easy-to-prepare Bible crafts for kids. We’ve provided the supplies and instructions on how to complete the craft, along with a Bible story or Bible verse ideas for each craft.
Watercolor Resist Painting
This craft is a lot of fun and is perfect for any Bible lessons you’re teaching. You can pick any type of easy image to draw—crosses, hearts, stars or simple animals like fish work well. For our example, we’ve used a cross.
- Card stock, watercolor paper, non-waxed paper plate or heavy copy paper
- Grease pencil or crayon
- Watercolor paintbrush
- Watercolor paints
- Cup of water
How you do it:
Using a pencil, draw a faint outline of a cross on your paper.
Take a crayon or grease pencil and color the cross (we used a white grease pencil). Press hard to transfer wax from the pencil to the paper.
Paint a rainbow or sunrise over the entire piece of paper using watercolor paint. As you paint, the cross should “resist” the watercolors and remain white on the paper. Let your painting dry.
Bible Story Ideas For Watercolor Resist Painting
If using a cross…
Jesus Has Risen
The Angel at the Tomb
If using a heart…
Love the Lord Your God
Love your neighbor as yourself
If using a fish…
Jonah and the Big Fish
Feeding the 5,000
This Bible craft is perfect for a variety of age groups. Help little ones by pre-writing prayer ideas on the sticks and leave the sticks blank for older kids to write their own prayer ideas.
- Mason jar
- Paint brushes
- Water cup paint palette
- Big popsicle sticks
- Hot or tacky glue
- Decorations (glitter, stickers, ribbon or anything you want to add)
How you do it:
Paint your mason jar and add your decorations. Next, write prayer ideas on the popsicle sticks. Then, add your prayer sticks to the mason jar.
Bible Story Ideas for Prayer Jars
Daniel In the Lion’s Den
Elijah Prayed Boldy and Fervently
Jesus Praying in the Garden of Gethsemane
Pray Without Ceasing
This fun craft is a take on the classic paper snowflake we’ve all grown up cutting and displaying. These instructions give a specific pattern to use to ensure you end up with a “star” at the end. This craft is perfect for Christmas-type but can really be used anytime you’re discussing stars!
- Craft jewels and glitter
- Construction paper – any color!
- Hole punch
- Yarn or string
How you do it:
Fold your paper in half on the long edge, then fold again.
Cut out your “snowflake” star. Remember, do not cut all the folds or it will not stay together.
Decorate your star!
Once dry, punch a hole in the top and tie a piece of string through the top to hang your star.
Bible Story Ideas for Snowflake Star
Promises made to Abraham
The visit of the wise men to the baby Jesus
The star of Bethlehem in the night sky
This is by far the simplest craft you can do. The great thing about making bookmarks is that you can tailor the craft activity very specifically to the Sunday school lesson or other Bible study you’re teaching. You can use this craft activity to practice writing a Bible verse or short phrase in order to help memorize it. And bookmarks make a great way for younger kids to engage with the older members of their congregation, by encouraging each child to give their bookmark to someone else. Many members treasure bookmarks given to them from youngsters and store them in their Bible for years to come.
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Markers, colored pencils or crafts
- Hole punch
- Yarn or ribbon
- Glue stick
- Stickers or embellishments
How you do it:
Cut your paper into bookmark-sized sheets (you can even buy pre-cut ones at some major craft stores).
If you’re going to add ribbon, punch a hole where you want to add it.
Print the Bible verse or Bible phrase on the bookmark (either handwrite or print it separately and glue it on).
Hand out to the kids to decorate!
Bible Story Ideas for Bookmarks
The sky is the limit with this one! Here are some of our favorite Bible verses you could include:
Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD. Psalm 40:4
If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For his lovingkindness is everlasting.
We hope that you find these Bible crafts for kids helpful and stimulating as you and others within your children’s ministry endeavor to teach young ones about God and His holy Word.
Don’t forget to check out our other free resources such as:
Free Encouragement Cards for Kids | Children’s Worship Bulletins Blog (childrensbulletins.com)
Free Scripture Placemats for Kids and Adults (childrensbulletins.com)
Free Birthday Cards | Children’s Worship Bulletins Blog (childrensbulletins.com)
Plus, our sister publication ChurchArt.com has also provided free resources for kids (in addition to their wonderful tools for newsletters and other church communication):
Free Coloring Pages for Sunday School | ChurchArt.com Blog
Free Church Certificates | ChurchArt.com Blog
Free Teacher Appreciation Cards | ChurchArt.com Blog
Children's Bulletins Team
Over the years of publication Children’s Worship Bulletins has had many contributing authors and editors. This team has worked diligently to thoughtfully craft material to assist in creating meaningful children’s worship materials.