Being is a list of generic crafts, ideas and images which will
enable you to create a variety of Bible characters. For specific
characters look up the relevant story in the Old Testament or the
New Testament. See also Family and Friend Crafts
Friends - Spiritual Friends
For paper doll Bible characters you cannot go past this craft.
I always have a couple of friends and clothes on hand ready to create for
Bible stories. I use them in the following ways.
Covenant People Resource Cards
- these files are no longer available on
the internet but I have left a list of
the resources they offered to give you
character and clothes and glue together as given at the Making
Friends site. Sometimes if there is only one character in the
story I might make the character extra large.
graphics program to colour and dress the character digitally. (Any program
which has a magic wand will allow you to do this.) I then print out the
character on iron-on transfer paper and iron onto fabric. From
here I can:
bean-bag character out of it - fill with rice or poly-fill.
onto felt and you have a feltboard character. Make sure you
use a spray adhesive and not a tacky craft glue as the felt will go
hard (as I have learnt!).
- Ages 3, 4 & 5
- envelope puppets and ring puppets.
- puppet masks
- cardboard tube
- sock puppets and bag puppets
- Grades 1-2
- tongue depressor puppets
- paper cup dolls
- craft stick puppets
- spoon puppets
- Grades 3-4
instant puppet play using
your fingers as puppets.
- tabletop stage and puppets.
- paper plate puppets
Crayola - Imaginary
Friends - make Bible puppets using this idea.
Puppets (from Danielle's Place)
An idea that could be adapted for any Bible story.
Pesach Commandment Craft
I've included this because I think you could use the some of the graphics
given in this craft for any number of Bible stories. Colour them
in and include them in collage pictures.
While this is a specific character, the graphic given for Jonah could
be used for any male Bible character.
fashioned wooden craft pegs to
create Bible characters.
Draw face and hair on top part of
peg and add a pipe cleaner for
arms. Dress with pieces of
Adapt this idea to create Bible characters.
With a Purpose from Childrensministry.com has a number of ideas for
using puppets in story telling.
A simple idea which uses a common
kitchen sponge to create a puppet.