Kids attending Bible school love to make crafts to accompany their studies. This is a guide about Bible school craft ideas.
This is a great project for Vacation Bible School. Fun for the little ones. It is a Bible made from a bar of Ivory soap.
By Harlean from Hot Springs, AR
Editor's Note: Harlean has also provided a PDF of this craft with more pictures. Click here to download it.
Windchimes made of sea things, beads, and recycled can lids seemed like a good fit for our deep sea-themed Bible School program. It will take two days.
Does any one have a craft ideal for scrap wood for Bible School? We are building a new church and have lots of wood. Thanks
Cynthia from Lewisport, KY
How about making bird houses? Then the kids can paint them, decorate them, take them home or leave them at the church for all to enjoy!
You could have various sizes of these scrap pieces of wood for the younger children to have blocks to build with.
We use small blocks of wood with a hole drilled in top to make mini vases and then the children make ribbon flowers. You can then give these out for mothers day, easter etc, instead of paying vast amounts for fresh flowers (the parents love the idea of recycling left over wood too).
With a deep sea theme at Bible school this year, it seemed appropriate to do a beach scene which reminds kids that we all need a place to meditate and pray in order to recharge our batteries from time to time.
I am looking for an interesting craft for a youth Bible Study class. The class includes boys and girls of all ages and several are in the same family. That said, I'd like something that they could all work on together making a group project, instead of multiple individual ones.
Any help would be appreciated.
By Michelle from Woodstock, GA
I recommend either Pack-o-fun magazines (I'm sure you could get them used or the Pack-O-Fun website. They feature bible study crafts all the time, both in the magazines and on the website.
I like the idea of doing something for others that another person has posted. Have you done a web search? I searched the internet for my daughter who teaches a Sunday School Class and found a lot of help for her there. Best of luck!
An excellent web site for craft ideas for all ages is www.familyfun.com. You will enjoy this web site.
I am looking for western craft ideas for bible school, for all age kids. Thank you.
By Judytwo from NC
Oriental Trading Company currently has several "western" theme VBS craft projects in their catalog &/or web site.
Try Oriental Trading catalog. Just had a new one in today's mail. Lots and lots of crafting ideas for kids' clubs and classes.
This is what we are doing :)
1. Horseshoe hanger. I got a free template of a horseshoe online and enlarged it on my printer...made a pattern and used posterboard in various colors...hole punched the tops so the kids can use brown yarn (looks like rope) to hang it and then they will decorate with markers and foam western stickers.
2. Purchased foam hats at the Dollar Tree and have a flat pattern of a horse they will glue on to the hat.
3. Bracelets with beads.
4. White t-shirts that the kids will use Western stamps or paint. A prior year...the kids sponged painted in brown a vest and I think a sheriff badge on it.
5. Small Western wall hanger: red/white beads hung on white yarn, make four strands alternate the colors however long you like * I think ours will be about 3 or 4 inches or so (we have the beads already individually bagged.) Foam (rectangle shape with cardboard glued to the back for stability (old cereal boxes...) and then hole punched four times on the bottom to hang the beads and the center will have them put a cowboy hat with the wording "Hats off to Jesus." Use yarn to hang it.
6. One extra thing for toddlers (not doing the wall bead hanging)
Take their handprint in brown paint turn it upside down and then add a yarn tail and add ears/mouth when dry.
Based on the Bible verse, "Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions", I designed this for preschoolers at our Bible school. It could be used for any any sea or pirate ship themed party or program.
Approximate Time: 10 minutes, plus play time.
By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA
I am in charge of crafts this year for VBS (Vacation Bible School) for kids 4th through 6th grade. We have a cowboy theme, "Ropin for Jesus". I need to decorate our room so I'm looking for some cowboy/western craft ideas that are inexpensive.
Thank you so much in advance and God bless!
By Joyce H.
The orientaltradingcompany.com has all kinds of Sunday School and Bible School craft projects that are really inexpensive. I don't know what themes they have but go to the web site and look it over. For decorations on the walls you can use colored construction paper and/or colored poster board and make cowboy hats, lariets, etc. to either tape or tack them on the walls/bulletin boards.
Foam picture frame or poster board "Wanted by God" at the top and then add western stickers.
Stationery. "I'll Stick with Jesus" draw a cactus on it. I'm sure you can come up with more. :)
Paper grocery bags, make western vests out of them
White t-shirts, paint with western stamps (oriental trading)
Danielle's Place is my favorite site for craft ideas.
Oriental trading, you don't always have to order, make your own patterns on poster board.
We order plain white t shirts from a bulk store, fabric markers from Oriental Trade Company, and iron-on computer paper. Before Bible School, we design an iron on based on our VBS Theme and print it on the iron-on paper (be sure to print it backwards so it irons on correctly!).
Then at Bible School, we let the kids go wild with the fabric markers. Be sure to put newspaper in the t-shirts so the markers don't bleed through. The kids decorate the front one day, and the back the next day. Sometimes they get their friends to autograph the shirts. All the kids wear their shirts for the closing program!
By SueO from PA
Any ideas for crafts, songs, and activities for teaching 3-5 year olds on Acts 4? I need it for this weekend.:)
By Sandy N.
Bible activities are bible reading, coloring pages, paintings, bell angel crafts, nativity crafts, pony bead cross necklace, Yarn Crosses crafts. These are the few activities were kids can have lots of fun by doing these activities. I would like to share the bible coloring pages which I have downloaded for my kid.
I would like craft ideas for a vacation bible school coed class ages 12 through 18.
By Yorkie Lady
One craft that our older kids like to do is mosics. We buy cheap tile, then break it, and they make a trivit (base is a 8 by 8 peice of plywood. Often they make a flower, cross or whatever with the tile on it. Often the lumber yards will give us broken tiles for free.
I would like some craft ideas for my church for bible school this summer.
By Brenda from Waynesville, NC
I use to teach how to make and repair earrings etc. Good luck. (03/14/2010)
Candles - you will need: sand, candle wax, anything to make a "mold" in the sand. Of course, the adults melted the wax, but the children made the molds in the sand.
Shoe boxes - kids decorate them with paint, stickers, markers, wrapping paper/tissue and then take their "crafts" home in them at the end of the week.
Crosses made with Popsicle sticks - paint or mark on them, glue then use twine to "finish" off (at the crossed area).
Check out "Pack O Fun" either the magazine or website. They have a section in every issue for use in Sunday schools or bible camps. Maybe your library or local used book store would have back issues. (03/21/2010)
Here's but one website with appropriate crafts. Without knowing your VPS theme, it's difficult to give ideas. dltk-bible.com Google "Sunday School Crafts" or VBS crafts and you will find many ideas. Have fun.
They have lots of free ideas as well as a store where they sell items to help make some of the crafts.
I really like their Bible Friends paper dolls. (04/08/2010)