Tag Archive | children

A collection of Owl crafts

The Owl is mentioned 17 times in the Old Testament, with the verse from Isaiah 34:15 being a good example.

“The owl will nest there and lay eggs, she will hatch them, and care for her young under the shadow of her wings; there also the falcons will gather, each with its mate.”


I’ve found a site with a collection of owl crafts from around the web.  There are crafts for children, teens and adults.  You’ll find the instructions here or follow the picture link.

Also here are the other Scripture references.

Leviticus 11:16

Leviticus 11:17

Leviticus 11:18

Deuteronomy 14:15

Deuteronomy 14:16

Deuteronomy 14:17

Job 30:29

Psalm 102:6

Isaiah 13:21

Isaiah 14:23

Isaiah 34:11

Isaiah 34:13

Isaiah 34:15

Isaiah 43:20

Jeremiah 50:39

Micah 1:8

Zephaniah 2:14



Recycled rain stick

rain stickI’ve always loved the sound of these rain sticks.  And now we can make our own using these simple instructions from craftjr blog.

Rain is mentioned 107 times in Scripture.  Including the following books of the Bible;





1 Samuel

2 Samuel

1 Kings

2 Kings

2 Chronicles






Song of Songs















Craft roll binoculars


“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

1 Peter 3:12


These simple play binoculars are a great reminder for young children about how the Lord watches over us lovingly.

You can find the easy instructions here at craftjr.com or click on the picture above.

This entry was posted on August 11, 2014, in 1 Peter and tagged .

Christmas story reminders

I found this beautiful idea on pinterest. 

It comes from the following website:  http://www.trusper.com/tips/Kids-Christmas-Party-Ideas/7120444

And is a wonderful way to help kids remember the Christmas story.

All you need are red and or green “M&M” brand lollies, bags you can seal (zip-loc or staple them shut) and the poem reproduced.

Here’s the photo and poem which goes along with it.  I’ve made it large so you can see the words of the poem.

Matthew Chapter One and Luke Chapters One and Two relate the story of the birth of Jesus.

Christmas story mementos

Letter Mosaics “J” for Jesus

This one is a very simple craft for younger children but it can also be adapted to suit teens

Draw the letter ‘J’ in large bubble writing on a piece of card, and have the children paste coloured pieces of paper inside the lines, making a mosaic craft.  This “J’ could help them remember a bible teaching about Jesus.


Use bubble writing to make a word “Jesus” or phrase “Jesus died for me”

For older children:

Instead of paper on card, use the same technique with mosaic tile pieces (old tile, crockery, glass) on pieces of wood or strong board.


Flower Craft

rose-broach“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”   These lovely and simply made flower crafts will help children and teens to remember this verse from Isaiah 40:8

 Follow the links to go to the instructions.

They could also be used to illustrate the Creation story in Genesis Chapter One, Psalm 37:20 and Matthew 6:28

Click on this link here to go to freekidscrafts.com  for the flower coasters.

Click here for the instructions for the Felt flower broaches.

Or click on the photos.


God loves us! No sew fleece pillow.


No-sew fleece pillow from Spoonful.com

These beautiful little pillows are surprisingly easy to make and can be adapted to a large number of Bible passages which talk of God’s love for us; God is love etc.

All you need is some blanket fleece, or even an old blanket will do!  And some foam or synthetic fibre fill.  If you don’t have any access to filling materials, adapt what is on hand.  eg: crumpled paper, dried corn husk or other organic material, foam packing beads etc

For children.

Some preparation may be needed.  When I do this craft with groups of kids, I usually cut the shape out and also cut the fringe ready for the children to tie.  For older kids, leave them to cut the fringing themselves.  It does take a little time to cut all the fringe.

For teens and adults

To make this more challenging for older teens and adults, they could do some embroidery or stitching on the front.  Perhaps a Bible verse or inspirational quote (‘God loves me’).  They could also sew small meaningful trinkets onto the front.  Lots of ways to adapt this craft.

Click on the picture above or click here to go to spoonful.com.

Please note:  There are many relevant bible passages for this craft so I have categorised it into the most relevant Bible book categories.  I have confined it to the verses which speak of love as a noun, love as a verb, the love of Christ and the love of God.