Crafts


Weekly craft projects from the Department of Christian Education

Lenten Crafts

Ukrainian Easter Egg Wall Decorations

http://alphamom.com/family-fun/holidays/ukrainian-easter-egg-wall-decorations/

Great Lent: Do More/Do Less

  1. Start with a piece of white paper
  2. Print out “DO LESS…”, “DO MORE…” and “GREAT LENT”
  3. Fold piece of paper in half, writing the above words or gluing the words in the appropriate areas
  4. Cut out pictures printed from clipart, or magazines that show what we should be doing more or less of during Great Lent.
  5. Hang paper as a reminder during Great Lent

Bible Story Children’s Book

Ages: Middle School – High School

Materials:

  • Plain white paper or pre-made blank booklets – click here for purchase information
  • Brass brads (if not using pre-made blank booklet)
  • Pencils, crayons, colored pencils, markers, and/or watercolors
  • Orthodox Study Bibles
  • Notebook paper

Directions:

  1. Have the students choose a story from the Bible that is not as well known to small children.
  2. On notebook paper, the students can write the Bible story in easy to read and understand language for a younger elementary age student. You may want to have examples of picture book Bible stories for reference.
  3. Transfer the story into the booklet, illustrating each page appropriately. The students can use their creativity in their illustrations by either drawing, coloring, painting, etc.
  4. Once the books are finished, the older students can visit the classrooms of the younger children and read their completed books.

Variations/Notes:

  • This project could be done in pairs or small groups.
  • The class could instead make one book, with each student taking one or several pages.
  • The class could make one book with many short stories, with each student doing a one page story and illustration.

 

The Animals Go Marching To the Ark

Download Word document for complete illustrations

Ages: PreK – 1st grade

Materials: 

  • Pictures of animals
  • glue or tape
  • craft sticks
  • crayons
  • ark template

Directions:

  1. Have the children color and help them cut out animal pictures. Or, have pictures pre-cut and ready.
  2. Glue or tape onto craft sticks.
  3. Sing the song, having the children act it out using their animals. You can also have a large ark picture with slots a bit longer than the craft stick so that each child can place their animal in the ark after their verse is sung.

(Sung to “The Ants go Marching”)

The --- go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The -- go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The -- go marching two by two,
God told Noah what to do
And they all go marching down, to the ark,
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

Jar Collage

Ages:  PreK – grade 5 (can be adapted to best suite the age level)

Materials: 

  • small or large jar template (see attached Word document)
  • crayons, colored pencils, or markers
  • title, label, or memory verse
  • various items to decorate (confetti)
  • copies of icons related to specific Bible story
  • scissors
  • glue
  • colored paper
  • plain white construction paper

Bible Stories and Ideas:

Women of the Bible Name Collage

Ages:  Middle School – High School

Materials:

  • Poster board, cut horizontally into 8” wide strips
  • Markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Variety of scrapbook paper
  • Magazines
  • Various objects related to a specific woman of the Bible

Creation Timeline

Ages: 4 and up

You may adapt to do this in several sessions or a as a year-long project.

Materials:

  • White paper plates- can be small dessert, luncheon or dinner plates
  • Children’s scissors
  • Markers and crayons
  • Plain white paper
  • Plain colored bulletin board border (can be purchased in teacher supply store, Staples or Office Depot, Office Max, or make your own out of construction paper)
  • Masking tape
  • Paste or glue stick