If you are a parent trying to teach your kids the word of God and what it means to be a follower of Jesus, acquainting them with fun arts and crafts activities is a good start. Kids love learning with their hands, and you can tap into their creative spirits with this list.
Best Bible/Jesus/Christian Crafts and Activities for Children
Here is a list of fun Bible activities for kids. They’ll have lots of fun at school and over the weekends making these. Neither of you will be running out of things to do anytime soon, and your kids will be learning a lot along the way.
- I Can Pray When
The beautiful thing about Christian faith is that it welcomes children with open arms when they need help. Teaching kids how to pray at a young age is essential, and this little activity will make prayer times a lot more fun.
- A paper stencil cut-out of a circle with the words ‘I can pray when’.
- Hot glue
- Construction paper or cardstock
Here’s how you make this craft:
- Using the circle stencil, cut out another circle. Draw out your different times of the day inside the second circle like bedtime and mealtime. Write the words ‘I can pray when’ at the top of the first circle.
- Cut out a small window in the first circle for the drawing made on the second circle to be visible under the ‘I can pray’ message.
- Glue them on the cardstock or construction paper.
- Make a hole through the middle and insert a metal brad. Open up the legs and bend to finish.
- Like a wheel, spin the second circle to reveal different times of the day when you can pray!
- The Lord is My Shepherd
The Lord is our Shepherd, and this fun Bible craft will constantly remind kids that He’s watching over them and giving guidance. Make your own stencil that can be used to cut out sheets of paper. Use Biblical verses, Psalm 23 and other scriptures to help remember the verses that let you know God cares and watches over you.
You don’t need a lot of stuff for this activity. Here’s what you need:
- White and blue cardstock
- Black construction paper
- White paper plates
- Cotton balls
- Googly eyes
The instructions are simple. Here’s how you make this craft:
- Start by writing The Lord is Our Shepard psalm on the white cardstock and keep it aside.
- Draw the face of a sheep on the black paper and cut it out along with two 1 inch wide strips that will be used to make the sheep’s legs.
- Spread the glue on the white paper plate and layer it with cotton balls on top.
- Tape the sheep legs at the back of the plate and make accordion-style folds.
- Stick the googly eyes on the sheep’s head and stick it on the middle of the cotton ball covered paper plate.
- Add a cotton ball to the top of the head for that fluffy effect.
- Now glue the sheep onto the blue cardstock paper along with the verse at the top.
- 8 Beatitudes Craft for Kids
Children find it hard to memorise the 8 Beatitudes, but we’ve found an easier way.
Here are the 8 Beatitudes for your reference:
- Blessed are the poor in spirit.
- Blessed are they who mourn.
- Blessed are the meek.
- Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness.
- Blessed are the merciful.
- Blessed are the pure of heart.
- Blessed are the peacemakers.
- Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness.
You don’t need a lot for this activity:
- Coloured paper
- Paper plates
- Markers of different colours
This is one of the simplest and easiest Christian crafts for toddlers out there. Here’s how it’s made:
- Place the child’s hand on the coloured paper and make a trace or outline of the silhouettes.
- Make eight cut-outs of the hands after the outlines are made and write down each of the 8 beatitudes.
- Glue the hand cut-outs around the edges of the paper plate’s rim. To make sure you get an even spread, glue one hand at noon, one at 3 o’clock, one at 6 o’clock, and so on. Fill the gaps in between with the remaining hands.
- Once you’re finished, you can hang the plate using a thread by making a hole through the centre or simply prop it up on a table or anywhere the kids can see it every day.
- Prayer Pail
A Prayer Pail is a fun way to get the kids into the habit of praying for their loved ones and friends. You can make one at home using a few simple materials.
Here are the things you need for this activity:
- A mason jar or container
- Craft sticks
- Double-sided tape
Here’s how you make a Prayer Pail for kids:
- Tape the cardstock onto the front of the mason jar using double-sided tape. Write Prayer Pail on the front. You can cut out some paper, write a verse and stick it on the back of the jar as well.
- Use coloured markers to write down the names of family members, friends, neighbours, or anyone else your child will be praying for on the craft sticks.
- Place the sticks in the mason jar.
- Tie a ribbon around the neck of the jar for a beautiful finish. Your prayer pail is ready!
- Love Rainbow
Love is universal and transcends all. You can teach your kids the true meaning of love by making this craft. Be sure you both read Verse 1 John 4:16 from the Bible before beginning this activity. Its meaning will become clear that way.
Here’s a list of the things you will need for this activity:
- Pre-cut hearts of different colours (2-4 colours of the rainbow, preferably)
- Pre-cut cloud
- Heart stickers
When it comes to Bible crafts for toddlers, this is a bit hard. But for older kids or teenagers, it’s perfect. Here’s how you do the activity:
- Use an 8.5 X 11 Paper and cut out a cloud shape from it. Decorate the cloud with heart stickers and write a Bible verse about love on it like Verse 1, John 4:16.
- Attach the yarn to the backside of the cloud using the glue.
- Place the pre-cut hearts of different colours and line them up along the yarns.
- Glue them to the yarns, and let them dry. Trim the ends of the threads to wrap up.
- You can hang the Love Rainbow anywhere in your room to remind your kids that God loves them.
- Christian Windmill
A wonderful windmill that is filled with Bible verses on each of its blades. It spins freely, and kids can show it off to their friends. It’s a fun way to learn more about faith and have an overall good time. Make a cardboard stencil of a windmill and use it to cut out the shape. It can be cylindrical or square too!
Here are the materials needed:
- Windmill shaped cardboard stencil
Here’s how you make the windmill:
- Use the cardboard stencil to draw out four adjacent trapezoids for the windmill body and a stencil with four blades to pin on it.
- Fold the trapezoids and glue together or pin the corners to form the windmill body.
- You can use a cardboard piece for the underlay.
- Use an ice-cream stick or a wooden dowel at the top of the windmill on which the blades will be attached.
- Write your favourite verses from the Bible on each of the windmill’s blades.
- Use a bead to pin the blades onto the stick or dowel.
- Ensure the windmill blades spin and the construction is well-crafted.
- Printable Bible People
You can familiarise your kids with the different biblical characters by using the pictures of the great ones from the internet or Christian websites.
You just need three things for this:
- Printed out the pictures of biblical characters from the internet
Here’s how you do the activity:
- Cut out the pictures of the characters.
- You can write verses on the back and stick them to books, walls, or anywhere else.
- Alternatively, you can use these for your other Christian Bible crafts projects for kids.
- Altoid Shrine
You can use your recycled Altoid tins to make beautiful Altoid shrines. Your kids will learn about the characters and the roles they played in Christianity through these.
You need to gather the following materials for this:
- Recyclable Altoid Tins
- Paper circle
- Gold spray paint
- Paint jewels
- White paper
- Picture of a character from the Bible
Follow these steps:
- Use the spray paint to colour the Altoid tin. Use glue to stick the paper circle and the paint jewels on top.
- Write about the character’s martyrdom or their role in the Bible on the white paper and stick to the inside of the lid of the tin case.
- Put the picture of the character for the other side of the tin, and your shrine is ready!
- Repeat to make more Altoid Shrines for the other characters.
- Divine Paper Crown
Your kids can learn more about Jesus and wear this crown to demonstrate their love for the Lord.
You need these:
- A4 cardstock
- Stickers and ribbons
- A crown stencil made of cardboard
Here are the steps for making the crown:
- For this activity, you can use the pre-cut stencil and fashion different crowns from them. You can also fashion the Prince & Princess Crown, King & Queen’s Crown, a Superhero Tiara or even a zig-zag band crown.
- Use the stencils to cut glitter paper and cardboard.
- Glue the sections or edges of the glitter paper and cardboard together.
- Use a pen or marker to write ‘Jesus is my King’ on the front of the crown.
- Decorate it using stickers, ribbons, glitter, and any other accents of your choice.
- Bible Colouring Sheets
If you’re in a pinch and strapped for time, you can use biblical-themed colouring sheets or art sheets to keep young minds busy. It’s a great activity for toddlers and older kids alike.
You don’t need a lot for this:
- Biblical-themed art books and colouring sheets
- Crayons and markers
Here’s how to get started:
- Visit the Ministry-To-Children and download any of their Biblical-themed colouring sheets. They have different categories, and there are even colouring pages with stories.
- Print them out and spiral bind or get a bundled set.
- Give your kids crayons and markers and ask them to fill in the empty sections with colours. Tell a story about the page when they’re done.
And that’s it! Use this list to make these amazing crafts and spend some meaningful time with your kids.