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.
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
Approximate Time: 10 minutes, plus play time.
By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA
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
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).
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.
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.
I'm helping with a vacation bible school that has a "behind the scenes" like Hollywood theme. They have a red carpet set up for the kids to enter on, but we need help with decorations and craft/activity ideas that are more bible based than Hollywood-based. I'd love to hear any creative ideas.
By Amanda from Wichita, KS
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.
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 am looking for western craft ideas for bible school, for all age kids. Thank you.
By Judytwo from NC
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.
I would like some craft ideas for my church for bible school this summer.
By Brenda from Waynesville, NC
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). (03/20/2010)
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)