While my aim here at MSSS Crafts is to find and index specific crafts with their respective Bible
stories, it is not always possible to find crafts for some stories.
Below are some general ideas on crafts and activities that could be adapted for any Bible
This idea comes from The Idea Box.
Use clipart pictures, magazine pictures, old greeting
cards, coloured paper or anything (I even cut up old tissue and cereal boxes!)
to create a picture about the story or values and lessons from the story.
Create Your Own...
Use these templates to aid scripture
memory or to illustrate the main points
of the lesson.
your own Bible Games using these
This idea is used quite extensively at DLTK-Kids.
Create a number of handprints using paint or tracing hand and cutting out.
Decorate with appropriate pictures (again try some clipart
pictures!) and/or an
appropriate Bible verse. DLTK-Kids has a number of wreaths
listed on their Handprint/Footprint
has been created as a memory verse craft
but could also be used to illustrate
concepts from a lesson. Have younger
children draw a picture of the lesson on
the large template to present as a letter.
Memory Verse Crafts
Many ideas for memory verse crafts from
Use clipart images or any picture to create a
mobile. Write on a card an appropriate Bible verse. The pictures and
verse can be attached to paper towel rolls or paddle pop sticks. The
following two mobile crafts are good examples.
Memory Verse Mobiles.
Paper Plate Character Masks and Bible
Story Plays from Sunday
This idea comes from
Sunday School Sources -
Class Material (visit
this site for a number of images and graphics for Bible stories). Use clipart
pictures, colouring pages or even pictures from religious magazines, and cut
into pieces (before lesson) which children can put together and glue onto a
piece of paper. Remember for toddlers and preschoolers though, 3-4 pieces
can be challenging enough! Try the following for easy and useful
tool allows you to create wordsearches,
cryptograms and many other kinds of
puzzles. Great for memory verses
or bringing out ideas in a lesson.
and read story box
out a whole on one side of
large box to create a TV
screen. Draw scenes from
the story on a roll of paper
and attach to inside of box.
Scroll through the 'pages' as
you tell the story.
Make a scrapbook of the ideas and events of the
Create a small cardboard box and decorate with pictures
appropriate to the lesson.
Have children draw pictures and write their own version
of Bible stories using this worksheet.
Story Telling Ideas from
Sunday School Crafts that can be
applied to any story.
A wide variety of boxes, pop-up
cards, cards and mini-books which with a few appropriate pictures would make
great Bible crafts.
If you can't find a work sheet for a Bible story on
the web make your own! Word
Search Factory is a downloadable program for creating word puzzles for all ages
and skill levels.
Some more ideas from Covenant People Resource Cards (no
longer available - but idea left
here to help out!)
- word mobile to emphasise concepts.
- 3D puzzles using a
picture or colouring page
- Make feelings sketches - an activity to help children better understand
the emotions of different characters in Bible stories.
- story scene floats using a shoebox lid.
- diorama in a shoebox.
- desktop museum - collect objects to display that illustrate a Bible story.
- story maps