Bible School Craft Ideas

Kids attending Bible school love to make crafts to accompany their studies. This is a guide about Bible school craft ideas.

June 21, 2007 Flag
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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.



  1. Wrap ribbon around edges of soap, beginning midway on a long side. Tuck in corners and pin in place. Add a few more pins around the edges to anchor the ribbon. Repeat this process on both sides of the soap.
  2. Cut Bible cover from black felt or foam 3 1/4 inches by 5 1/4 inches. Fold over the bar of the soap with the middle of the piece covering the side where the ends of the ribbon meet.
  3. Put a pin with a black sequin at each corner of the cover on the front and the back to hold the cover in place. Pin sequins on the front cover and on the spine of the Bible in the shape of a cross as shown in the pictures.

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.

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July 22, 20120 found this helpful

We made these in Bible School about 40 years ago and it has been a beloved craft of mine ever since.

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February 11, 20140 found this helpful

Great for Sunday School project.

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June 24, 2010 Flag
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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.

Joyful Noise Sea Chimes

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July 1, 2010 Flag
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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.

beach theme look and find bottle

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July 13, 2010 Flag
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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.


*I went to my local visitors welcome center located along the interstate and found beige and brown maps that looked "old world" inside some tourism books. I asked if I could take 20 and they were delighted to help. I think if you asked them to save you outdated materials, they would do that as well. There are some beautiful brochures you could do a lot with. Other map sources are old road atlases, National Geographic magazines, and old atlas books you can find for pennies at library book sales and flea markets.


  1. Wrap a piece of double-sided tape around one end of the tube. Attach a square of plastic wrap.
  2. Cut out a section of a map to fit.
  3. Let the kids draw on some fish and/or add stickers. Older kids could write the Bible verse on it. You could also print out the Bible verse in colored ink on a sheet of plain address labels and stick on the finished project.
  4. Cover the tube with the prepared map and secure with tape.
  5. Now take them on a scavenger hunt, looking for children and adults being kind to one another, or go on a nature hike looking for creatures, real and imaginary.

By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA

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June 22, 2008 Flag
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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

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June 24, 20080 found this helpful

Another idea popped into my head after reading more of these posts: How about making BOOK ENDS, they could even be decoupage to look like actual books or even Magazine Holders.

-----> But by far, my favorite idea (so far) was posted by Jean. It's the KEY HOLDER (which can also be used for necklaces, & hair accessories or for hanging Belts or hair scarves). I think this is a great idea because it is FUNCTIONAL & not just fun for the child to make, but any parent would want one & would proudly hang it on their wall for all the world to see & use. I also love the idea of decoupaging a picture on to the Key Holder... The formula for the glue is half white glue ($1 store) & half water, then buy a pack of foam brushes at the $1 store & paint the waterd-down glue both under & over the pictures... a "Clear" picture works best. For example a Napkin front that's been pealed away from the second layer would work much better (because it's transparent) than a picture from a magazine (which is opaque) you could also buy a pack or 2 of tissue paper in several colors & do a "Tear & paste" with these many colors over the face of the key holder. Another thing that's fun to use to decoupage is wrapping paper ($1 store). Then when the kids are done, you could take them all outside & spray them with a cheapie, clear spray paint (at Walmart for 99 cents). Just take an old box & use this to contain the spray (don't let the kids breath it!) or just lay out some junk mail on the ground & spray your decoupaged or tissue papered items on.

* I bet the kids would get quite bored doing any sanding at all, so if you know someone at the church who has a drum sander, ask them if they could please take a bit of their time to quickly just take off the rough edges on 20 or so pieces (whatever you need, plus 15 percent extra "just in case"). And since the kids aren't actually playing with these, (they'll be hanging on the wall) I don't think it'll hurt if the wood looks & feels a bit rough.

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June 24, 20080 found this helpful

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!

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June 25, 20080 found this helpful

You could have various sizes of these scrap pieces of wood for the younger children to have blocks to build with.

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July 8, 20080 found this helpful

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).

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March 8, 2012 Flag
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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

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January 2, 2010 Flag
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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

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January 5, 20100 found this helpful

If there is a home for the elderly, or even a nursing home, the kids can make small items to put on the dinner tray, or even cute wreaths or flowers to put on the door to their rooms. For instance, those small clear plastic cups used for communion can be made into a small favor or by adding a magnet to the back, it can stick to a window frame, or a small 'fridge.

Purchase small pompoms in various colors, place them in the cup, cut a flat coffee-stirrer in 3rds and glue it to the inside; so it looks like a straw and the pom-poms look like ice cream.

In the spring, they can make small arrangements of "silk" flowers such as tulips, dogwood blossoms, jonquils ( from the dollar store) tie with ribbons, and place these on the door to the rooms. In the fall, cut leaves from construction paper and decorate the doors.

Choose someone that rarely has a visitor, and make this person your group's favorite person. Purchase a bird feeder and a "crook" to hang it from. Place it where it can be seen from their window. And each day, have a child fill the feeder. They can put peanut butter on pine cones, make all sorts of goodies that the birds will come to eat. This is always a source of enjoyment for someone who must stay indoors. And the special visit from a child each afternoon will be another treat!

Ask for wallpaper sample books that are discontinued. Use the scissors that make fancy edges, and make bookmarks for each person. Add a Bible verse, glue a 3inch piece of ribbon to the top, and you are done. Most everybody reads.

Hope this helps you.

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January 6, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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January 6, 20100 found this helpful

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!

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January 10, 20100 found this helpful

An excellent web site for craft ideas for all ages is You will enjoy this web site.

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May 6, 2010 Flag
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I am looking for western craft ideas for bible school, for all age kids. Thank you.

By Judytwo from NC

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We did a western theme (pioneer's for God) for Bible school 2 years ago. I did the crafts with the children and I ordered craft kits from Oriental Trading, they have a large selection of western theme crafts. We made laced change purses, necklaces and color your own picture frame magnets. We also made fringed placemats from foam craft sheets. I used a hole punch to put holes on each side and fake leather lacing for the fringe.

A lady from church loaned us a wood donkey and we took pictures of all the kids the last night and I put them on a "wanted by God" poster that I also got from oriental trading. You can see it in the picture... they were so cute. For the teens you can do a tin can luminary with a cross if you have access to a fridge at church. You would fill tin cans with water and freeze them and then using a nail punch holes in the side and add a candle.

I hope this helps you out some.

God Bless,


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May 12, 20100 found this helpful

Oriental Trading Company currently has several "western" theme VBS craft projects in their catalog &/or web site.

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May 12, 20100 found this helpful

Try Oriental Trading catalog. Just had a new one in today's mail. Lots and lots of crafting ideas for kids' clubs and classes.

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May 13, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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July 13, 2011 Flag
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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.

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July 13, 20110 found this helpful

The 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.

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July 15, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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October 16, 2012 Flag
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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.

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May 26, 20150 found this helpful

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. ... le-stories-colouring-pages_00119514/

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July 6, 2012 Flag
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I would like craft ideas for a vacation bible school coed class ages 12 through 18.

By Yorkie Lady

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July 6, 20120 found this helpful

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.

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April 23, 2010 Flag
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I would like some craft ideas for my church for bible school this summer.

By Brenda from Waynesville, NC


Craft Ideas for Vacation Bible School

I use to teach how to make and repair earrings etc. Good luck. (03/14/2010)

By kffrmw88

Craft Ideas for Vacation Bible School

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).

By HalfWhit

Craft Ideas for Vacation Bible School

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)

By thriftmeg

RE: Craft Ideas for Vacation Bible School

Craft Ideas for Vacation Bible School

Here's but one website with appropriate crafts. Without knowing your VPS theme, it's difficult to give ideas. Google "Sunday School Crafts" or VBS crafts and you will find many ideas. Have fun.

By sl-boise

Craft Ideas for Vacation Bible School

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)

By lauraslefthook

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