1. Foam core
2. Hole punch
3. Chenille wires
(on-hand supplies: scissors and markers)
A triptych is a threepaneled piece of art-the style has been ...
Say a "hearty" thank you to your
volunteers this Valentine's Day with this creative mobile. Melt
purple, red, and pink crayon shavings between two sheets of wax
paper with ...
Have kids create these unique handprint gifts for their dads,
uncles, or grandfathers on Father's Day.
You'll need plaster of Paris mix; water; plastic tubs (margarine...
Try this sandy craft to show kids God keeps his promises.
You'll need colored craft sand, funnels, clear plastic bottles
with lids, star stickers, and alphabet sticke...
Objective: Kids will learn that God can
transform bad situations into something good.
Stuff you'll need: A salad spinner, paper, and
Text: Romans 8:28...
Stuff you'll need: Thin wire, styrofoam packaging
"popcorn," curling ribbon, and scissors.
Get ready: Cut wire into 18-inch pieces.
Tell kids to:
Stuff you'll need: Glue, waxed paper, glitter, box lid,
nylon filament thread, and tacks.
Tell kids to:
"Paint" a simple butterfly shape on a sheet of w...
Have your children work together to create an unforgettable
Easter play with these giant puppets. Children will make the
puppets, write the script, and perform the play.
When your class time is over and the sermon isn't,
whaddaya do? Try a Plan in a Can!
It's Sunday morning and you've just finished
your entire lesson. You check the clock,...
For: GRADES K-6
Stuff you'll need: For each child, glue, a
plastic-foam sandwich box (cut in half), a 5 1/2X11-inch
plastic-foam meat tray, an empty thread spool, a thin ...
Before class, ask families to donate used pump-spray bottles,
such as hair spray or home cleaner bottles. Wash all these bottles
and pumps in ammonia to get rid of the old s...
fun craft shows kids how fearfully and wonderfully God made
What You'll Need
A cookie sheet (no edges), nonmedicated shaving cream (available
at dollar st...
Give children a copy of this prayer or have
them make cards with it.
Gentle Jesus born this day
In a manger filled with hay.
We your Christmas children be-
Help us now ...
Level: 6 to 12
Materials: For each child, you'll need a paper
gift bag, a 9-inch paper plate, and one piece of card stock cut 1/4
inch shorter in width than the widt...
Help your children's ministry kids lean the importance of
forgiveness while build a snowflake craft.
You'll need white yarn, scissors, glue, pie tins, wax paper, and
A great way to remember the importance
of Palm Sunday.
Palm Cross Video
Easy crafts that'll open kids' eyes to the wonder of
Christ's resurrection during the Easter holiday.
One week that changed history forever. One unselfish act that
Objective: Kids will learn to share with others.
Stuff you'll need: A bag of unpopped popcorn, paper cups,
plastic spoons, construction paper, tempera paint, large shallo...
Your church family will celebrate God's blessings with this
special Wall of Thanksgiving craft, created especially by
Using an instant or digital camera, take ...
Stuff you'll need: Seven large paper grocery bags,
markers, hole punch, ribbon, scissors, six large Ziploc bags,
various items such as confetti, construction paper, crayons,...
Children's Craft Idea For Students in Grades
Stuff you'll need: Plastic lids from coffee or Kool-Aid
cans, scissors, thick yarn, cardstock, and fabric or plastic.
Kids can create
Valentine hearts just bursting with love.
You'll need white card stock, pink transparent vinyl, scissors,
ribbon, a hole punch, Starburst fruit chews, and...
These special valentines give families the chance to reconnect
and combine their talents to share love with others. You'll need a
variety of colors of paper preprinted with ...
On tongue depressors, write the words "By his wounds we are
healed" from Isaiah 53:5. Then give each child four tongue
depressors in a resealable bag.
Tell the children t...
Ages 3 to 5
To make this craft, you'll need a pink or white lunch bag, a
12-inch pipe cleaner, a 3-inch-round paper doily, a Jesus sticker,
a red or pink marker, scissors...
Before your service, cut the top 1/3 off a carpet roll tube.
Notch out a piece in the middle of the 1/3 roll. (See
illustration.) Make the notch so it'll snuggly fit around ...
Kids can make these delightful Easter gifts to remind people of
Jesus' gift of salvation.
Age Level: 6 to 12
Activity Time: 30 to 45 minutes
For each child, you'...
Use pre-printed pages for children to enhance and color
during worship or Sunday school on Father's Day...
The page looked like the front page of a newspaper. One column
A creative Father's Day craft that children will have fun
decorating--and their father's will love to receive.
We used a computer to print several 5 1/4-inch-long tie patt...
Fun ideas and lessons that celebrate our nation's birthday and
our independence through exciting crafts and Bible activities.
Living Out Our Liberty
For this craft, you...
God's love does many good works in our lives, much like ladybugs
do good works for the garden. Help kids create ladybugs and aphids
with this fun children's craft.
Connect kids with a prayer partner for the new school year with
this unique craft.
large jigsaw puzzle pieces;
Have the kids in your class mark the end of summer with
this fun project...
You'll need a white, 100 percent cotton T-shirt for each child,
washable white glue, cold wate...
Kids can use this downloadable postcard to write a personal
invitation to guests, inviting them to return to your children's
ministry the following week.
Click to down...
To make Puppy Chow
9 cups crispy rice cereal squares
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
You'll need to collect clear glass bottles of different sizes
and shapes before class. You'll also need tacky glue, paintbrushes,
colored craft sand (available at craft stor...
School teachers will love this practical, personal
You'll need craft foam, felt, pencils, scissors, glue, yarn,
card stock, a hole punch, and fine-tipped permanen...
A great way for your class to show their appreciation and say
thank you to our military personnel.
Thank You -- Collect photos of the youngest
generation in your fa...
Kids who love to work with their hands will enjoy creating
breadbaskets for someone special. This project is an excellent way
to reflect on God's daily presence as our bread...
A Valentine's Day craft and object lesson that will show God's
love to someone special.
By Debbie Trafton O'Neal
Objective: Kids will show love to someone
We wanted to share God's love with people in our community. So
our children cut out about 200 large pink and red construction
paper hearts and folded them in half. On the ou...
Use these 15-minute lessons to help children understand
that even though God made each one of us to be different from
anybody else, and he loves us all the same.
On Palm Sunday, put three brightly colored strips of paper
(approximately 2 1/2 x 11 inches long) in each worship bulletin.
During the service just before the offering, ask ...
Stuff you'll need: an adult-sized shirt to
cover each child's clothes, 1 yard of clear vinyl (available in
fabric or craft stores), permanent markers, and scissors.
Create these sticky messages to give the kids in your class this
You'll need sticks of chewing gum, chenille wires, craft foam,
scissors, glue, and perma...
Preteens can make these napkin rings to use at their
families' Easter dinner.
You'll need chenille wires and pony beads.
Have kids bend chenille wires in half to find t...
An insightful craft project that will help kids learn
the Lord's Prayer.
Stuff you'll need: For each person, 4 inches
each of blue, white, purple, green, yellow, red, ora...
Kids will enjoy making this special gift for their mothers. Lead
kids in the following steps:
Trace and cut out one large flower shape with three petals from
Give each child a packet of fruit or vegetable seeds and a sheet
of construction paper. Ask a child to read aloud Galatians 5:22-23
about the fruit of the Spirit. Talk about...
Make your own friendship beads from start to
To make bracelets and necklaces you'll need a batch of dough per
5 children, toothpicks, and dental floss. To mak...
A creative message for parents on either Father's Day or
Fifteen minutes before the end of class on Mother's or Father's
Day, give each child a piece of col...
Here's a new twist on the old standby Father's Day gift.
Give your fathers ties that they've worn before!
We had a lot of fun with this fundraiser for Father's Day. We
A fun and shining way to show Jesus' love on Independence Day
that will lead your kids' imagination to explode.
You'll need: toilet paper rolls, various colors of long,
Have children don their paint shirts. Using red, white and blue
face paint, paint freedom symbols on each child's face. Use a
separate paint brush for each color. You may wa...
Craft: Jonah in a Bottle. A creative object lesson that
will help kids learn prayer, obedience, and trust. All you need is
a bottle and a big fish.
Have you ever been...
Have kids create a bookworm pencil-topper friend to keep them
company as they do their homework.
For each child, you'll need one pipe cleaner, one 1-inch and two
Stuff you'll need: A roll of clear contact
paper; scissors; a pencil or crayon; masking tape; several sheets
of red, orange, yellow, green and blue tissue paper; cotton ball...
God's Eternal Love
Song of Songs 2:11-13
What Kids Will Do: Make stuffed pet doves to
What Kids Will Need: 9x12-inch pieces of white
You'll need a small branch, a stapler, paper apples, pencils,
pins, a small basket, and a thumbtack. Staple the small branch to a
bulletin board. Use the thumbtack to attach...
Decorate your hallway with kids' and parents'
expressions of thanks this Thanksgiving.
Hang yellow, blue, green, and purple pieces of butcher paper in
a rectangular or sq...
Here's a great idea to help you create a Christmas
season to remember.
For our children's program, we had each family decorate a star
cluster. Each family wrote the paren...
Spring into Easter with 13 ideas celebrating God's
Spring is in the air -- birds are chirping, flowers are
blooming, and the cool air of winter turns warm. ...
Let your kids discover the surprise of the empty tomb on Easter
morning with these plaster rocks.
You'll need tissue paper, aluminum foil, plaster of P...
7 all-new, all-fun ideas for summer
Crawl under a prickly bush, climb a camouflaged
tree, wade in a crisp early-summer stream. No child can resist
Remember the important role that our eartly father's
play in our lives with this hands-on Bible activity.
Stuff you'll need: Construction paper,
scissors, a hole punch, y...
Our children created a unique card for Father's Day. Using their
thumbprints, the children created pictures of sheep. They then drew
a shepherd and glued this poem (my origi...
A fun devotion to help kids celebrate fathers and
recognize our heavenly father on Father's Day.
Preparation: You'll need a Bible, colorful
stickers, and a 2X24-inc...
What Kids Will Do: Design serving trays as they
learn how Jesus showed his disciples how to serve others.
What Kids Will Need: aluminum biscuit pans, white
What Kids Will Do: Make friendship stickers
with hidden messages to encourage others.
What Kids Will Need: old magazines, scissors,
wax paper, glue mixture, paintbrushes,...
When you say "craft time," do the boys in your class moan, yawn,
escape to the bathroom, or find other creative ways to express
their displeasure? Maybe they have a poin...
The Bible says that someone is knocking at the door. Read Revelation 3:20-21 to find out who it is.
Then, use this craft with an individual child or a whole class to
Pile of Prayers
Cover the bulletin board with sky blue wrapping paper. Have kids
cut leaf shapes from orange, red and yellow construction paper. Let
younger kids ...
*Bible Activity: Our Gifts-Show children an empty manger.
*Say: A manger is a food dish for cows. But for baby Jesus, it was
a bed. Jesus came to e...
Teach kids to how to reach those around them, including
their families, by living the faith that is presented in this
craft-based Bible lesson.
Objective: Kids will learn...
Big Fish Puppet
Give each child a business-size envelope, and have him or her seal
it shut. Help each child cut one end off the envelope, about
one-half inch from the edge....
Glitter jars provide a fun and crafty object lesson designed to
help introduce the majesty of the Creation story to your children's
ministry. This project requires easy-to-f...
Father's Day provides a great way to celebrate both our heavenly
and our earthly fathers. Try these crafty Bible activities to make
this day memorable.
To make our Father...
There is no greater way to teach children how God can make all
things beautiful, even the ugliest thing on earth, than by focusing
on the cross.
Truth: We thank Jesus for...
Check out these three cool Bible activities for the Fall season,
or anytime. These fun activities and crafts are so cool that they
will make you think there is a chill in th...
Your kids can make a valuable contribution to your church
Thanksgiving celebration by preparing table decorations three weeks
o Three Weeks from Thanksgiving ...
9 new ideas that'll spark kids' God-given creativity
all summer long.
Remember all those crafts you made as a child? Macaroni shells
painted gold. Plaster of Pari...
My third and fourth graders decorated, filled, and personally
delivered valentine boxes to our senior church members. The
children filled the boxes with va...
Splash into summer with these sizzling new games,
crafts, and ideas that'll make kids come back for
School's out for summer! Or at least it soon will be. You can
Try these fun ideas to make dads in your church feel
You Deserve a Break-Choose a restaurant close
to your church, and have the fathers and their children meet...
11 new, active craft ideas.
Can't look another crayon in the eye? If you're bored with your
craft program, infuse new life into it with these 11 ideas.
A PLACE FOR THANKS
Children of all ages can make Thanksgiving place mats for their
families and others in your church to enjoy and cherish. Notify
your Sunday school tea...
Give each child five stickers. Tell children to play Tag by chasing
other children and putting stickers on their clothing. Children
cannot peel off any stickers...
Objective: Kids will learn that miracles are possible with
Stuff you'll need: Buttermilk, 1-inch-wide sponge
brushes, pastel construction paper, and co...
For: GRADES K-2
Stuff you'll need: Glue, toothpicks, uncooked
alphabet macaroni, markers and bar pins (safety pins with
Tell kids to:
*Glue together five to...
Stuff you'll need: One large and one small tin can. The
small can should be small enough to rattle around in the bigger
can. You'll also need a hammer, a nail, temp...
The concept of the Holy Spirit can be difficult to grasp-so use
this craft to teach kids how the Holy Spirit transforms hearts.
Explain that everyone sins and sin create...