Old Testament KJV BIble Crafts

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Daniel Chapter 1 - A Purposed Heart

This craft is based on Daniel chapter 1.  

Daniel  and his three friends found themselves in a foreign land against their will, presented with foods that they believed would not be pleasing to God.  They bravely ask to eat just pulses, generally thought to be food grown from seeds, and to drink water.  There is also a colouring sheet available to print based on this same passage.

The free PDF printable template is found here. 

Light card (160gM2) works well in most printers without sticking.

  • Carefully cut out the shapes on the above PDF printable template.
  • Use the carrot body and carrot tops templates as a pattern to cut out an orange carrot body and green carrot tops from some coloured card.  Light card is ideal, heavy card will not fold well and crease badly.
  • Using the template as a guide, cut some lines into the green carrot top shape, as shown in the picture to the right.
  • Stick the green carrot top onto the inside of the orange carrot body, roughly as shown by the dotted lines on the printed template.
  • Fold the cone as shown in the picture and secure with double sided tape, staples or glue.
  • Colour the corn on the cob yellow and the heart red.
  • Using the templates for corn leaves, cut out two leaves from a sheet of green card or paper.  As before, heavy card will not work well.
  • Stick the two green leaves onto the corn as shown in the picture, only stick down at the bottom of the leaves as shown, leaving the tops loose.
  • Using a pencil, wrap the top of the leaves round it one at a time, to create a curly effect as shown in the picture.
  • Now stick each item onto a paper plate or page as shown in the picture.
  • I also used a hole punch to create holes for a pipe cleaner handle to hang the craft up with.

Daniel Chapter 2 Dream's and Secrets!

This craft is based on Daniel chapter 2.

King Nebuchadnezzar had dreams that were troubling him and keeping him awake at night.  None of the "wise" men could tell him the meaning of his dreams, he was very angry, and threatened to kill all the wise men of Babylon. Daniel went to the King and bravely offered to help, God answered prayer and Daniel was able to tell the King that there is a God in Heaven that revealeth secrets! 

The free printable PDF template is found by clicking here.

Light card (160gM2) works well in most printers without sticking.

  • You will need the printable PDF availbale above, a paper plate (23cm/9inch approx), coloured card OR decorative napkin OR fabric, glue stick, sticky pads and scissors.
  • Trim three edges of the paper plate to make three straight sides.  You can snip with the scissors 2cm inwards at the bottom of the plate, draw a line across to the sides from this slit, and then cut that section off, repeat on the two sides.  See picture.
  • Then, as shown in the picture, cut out two triangles at the top two sides of the plate.  Fold the top flap upwards to create the headboard of the bed.
  • Fold the two side flaps downwards to create the sides of the bed.
  • Cut out a piece of card approx. 8cm X 3cm and create a pillow, you could cover it to match the rest of the bed (see steps below for bedlinen).  Use sticky pads to stick the pillow in place.
  • Cut out the King figure from the PDF printable sheet and the verse of Scripture.
  • Fold forwards a 2cm flap at the bottom of the King's body and use this flap to stick the King to the bed, sitting upright. You could use double sided tape.  Bend his arms at the elbows.
  • Measure the width and breadth of the bed (exclude headboard section) and cut out a piece of either decorative card, plain card to colour, pretty napkin or fabric to create a bed linen.  Stick at the sides leaving the covers loose on the top of the bed.
  • Stick down the Scripture text from the printable PDF.

 

 

 

 

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Daniel Chapter 3 - Faith In The Fiery Furnace!

This craft is based on Daniel chapter 3.

The King made a huge golden image of himself and invited a large crowd of important leaders and rulers to come together when it was finished.  Daniel's three friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are invited.  The King had an announcement made that when music was played, all people must bow down and worship the golden image.  The three friends did not bow down, they only worshipped the one true God.  The King was furious, the faithful friends were cast into the furnace, but they were not alone, God was with them and they were unharmed.  

The free printable PDF template is found by clicking here.

LIGHT CARD 160GM2 WORKS IN MOST PRINTERS

  • You will need the PDF from above printed on white card, some yellow, orange and red light card or heavy paper, glue stick, stapler, scissors, crayons and stickers if desired.
  • Colour the printed PDF template of the furnace, red/brown bricks look good as in the picture.
  • Draw around the child's hand on some yellow, orange and red card.  You need four or five hands cut out, a mix of colours looks best.
  • Staple or glue the hand cut outs along the back of the A4 furnace template so that they look like flames coming up out of it.
  • Fold the furnace A4 sheet into a circle as shown in the picture and secure with glue and staples if needed for extra hold. 
  • Decorate with stickers if desired.

Daniel Chapter 4 - A Royal Messsage

This craft is based on Daniel chapter 4, God has been showing King Nebuchadnezzar, in different ways, that He is the one true God.  The King has another dream, this time it is about a giant tree.  Again he makes the same mistake of first  consulting the "wise men" who used magic and other sinful practices.  Once again Daniel was able to step in with answers from God.  Daniel warned the King of the need to repent and change his ways, but he did not listen.  The dream was fulfilled and only after seven years of great suffering, King Nebuchadnezzar looked to God for help.  This chapter is an amazing turnaround as we read of the same King who cast God's children into the fiery furnace, now writing a public announcement about the greatness and majesty of God, and of HIs eternal kingdom.  What a message!

The free PDF template with the scripture text can be downloaded by clicking here. 

Light card (160gM2) works well in most printers.

  • You will need a paper plate.  I used a bright green plate, if you have only white, have the children colour the white plate green. 
  • You will also need a kitchen roll tube (I save these up and have them ready when needed),
  • You will need craft pom poms to use as fruits, and stickers of birds for the tree canopy.  You could also use butterflies, flowers, ladybirds etc.
  • You will need stickers of land animals for the tree trunk.
  • Cut two slits at each side of one end of the kitchen roll tube, cut down 5cm at an angle so that the top of the slit is approx 2cm across from the bottom of the slit.  You need to do this to make your plate sit straight and prevent it hanging  forward (if the paper plate has a raised edge).  Make sure to cut the slit at each side facing the same direction.
  • Decorate the paper plate with stickers of birds and flowers.
  • Add the coloured pom poms as fruits to the canopy of the tree.
  • Insert the paper plate into the holes in the kitchen roll tube.
  • Stick the Scripture text from the PDF onto the front of the tube (tree trunk).
  • Decorate around the base of the tree trunk with the land animals.

 

 

Daniel Chapter 5 - The Writing On The Wall

This craft is based on Daniel chapter 5.  King Belshazzar now rules in Babylon.  The Bible tells us that King Belshazzar held a great feast, and invited many important men.  He made a very foolish decision, he asked for the very precious gold and silver cups that had been stolen from God's temple many years before, to be used for the feast.  These people praised false gods.  The very same hour something very strange happened, as they witnessed the fingers of a man's hand writing on the wall.  Once again we read of a Babylonian king needing the help of Daniel, he was needed this time to explain what this writing  meant.  Sadly, the king did not listen to Daniel's message from God, and was killed that very night.  Another remarkable Bible passage that has many valuable lessons for children.

The free PDF template of the colouring sheet is available to print by clicking here.

The free PDF template of the fingers/hand is available by clicking here.

  • You will need the PDF A4 colouring sheet from the above link.  Light card is best, 160gM2 fits through most inkjet printers with no trouble.
  • There is also another PDF of the fingers, again print on light card and carefully cut out.  Colour the hand with crayons or whatever you decide to use.
  • You will need a large craft/lolly stick and some double sided sticky tape, the thick padded tape holds better.
  • Stick the wrist area of the hand to the top of the lolly stick.
  • Colour in the A4 sheet with the writing on the wall, then then you need to make a slit in the A4 sheet to allow the hand to be inserted from the back.  I used an A4 paper trimmer.  I slit a hole roughly the width of the writing, along the top edge of the bottom row of brick.  This allows the hand to be moved along the section of writing.

Daniel Chapter 6 - Daniel In The Lion's Den

This craft is based on Daniel chapter 6, and is one of the best known and loved Bible passages.  Another new King reigns in Babylon, King Darius.  Daniel is now over eighty years of age.  Daniel was favoured by the King and this created jealousy in the other rulers, they plotted to get Daniel in bad favour with the King.  Convincing the King to make a new law forbidding anyone to pray to any god or man for thirty days, they knew Daniel would be faithful to his God, the one true God.  The King is left with no other choice than to cast Daniel into the den of lions.  Yet again, God rescues and protects in a miraculous way! 

The free printable PDF is available to print by clicking here.  Light card (160gM2) works in most printers without sticking.

  • You will need to print the free PDF template from the above link, sellotape, scissors, a sheet of A4 coloured heavy card, yellow or brown wool, a yellow doily, and sticky eyes.
  • Carefully cut out the pieces for the lion's body and head, and the Scripture text box.
  • Colour in the lion's body and head.
  • Stick the Scripture text to the bottom of an A4 coloured piece of heavy card.
  • Stick the lion's body above the Scripture text, as in the picture.
  • Cut the wool into 4  X 28cm lengths, then double them over and tie at the middle with another small piece of wool, making a tail.  Secure the lion's tail at the top of the body shape using a piece of sellotape.
  • Stick down a yellow doily (or colour a white one) as in the picture to create the lion's mane.
  • Stick down the lion's head in the centre of the doily.
  • Add sticky eyes.
  • Bend the lion's ears slightly to make them sit out a little on the page.

Tell Others About God's Word!

Joshua 1:8 KJV "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth..."

The free PDF printable template can be downloaded by clicking here.

This craft requires you to print one A4 sheet, this will make two crafts.  As always I recommend a light card to print on, 160g/M2 fits through most inkjet printers easily, or you could print on paper and glue to a supporting sheet of card after printing.

You can watch a video on how to make this craft on our Instagram or Facebook page.

  • You will also require a paper plate.  I used a pink one, red would also be good or colour in a white one. 
  • Cut the three shapes from the PDF free template and glue the largest shape (with the scripture text) to the back of the plate as shown in the second picture, and fold the plate in two.
  • Fold the two white strips of card in half lengthwise (see the third picture)and  cut one half into four equal sections as shown and the other cut into multiple cut sections to form the teeth.
  • Now stick the "teeth" down inside the paper plate as shown in the fourth picture, make sure the scripture text on the other side of the plate at the top side.
  • Cut out a circle of pink or red paper/card slightly smaller than the inside area of the paper plate.  I used a small saucepan lid.  Cut the circle out and glue down to the inside central area of the plate.
  • Now bend back about 2.5cm of the larger blank cut out from the template sheet and stick it down to form the tongue.  You can then glue the smaller cut out shape (with Know, Obey & Tell text) on top of the tongue as shown.
  • Lastly, place a staple at either end where the plate folds and smile!
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Joseph And The Coat of Many Colours - Genesis 37:3

The PDF template that can be printed free of charge is found here.

Print the free template by clicking on the link above.  I recommend printing on light card, 160g/M2 is good and fits through an inkjet printer.  Ordinary paper is fine too.

  • Colour in the heading and the picture. 

You can either colour the coat or you can use cut out pieces of brightly coloured felt or other fabric scraps.  Cover the coat area with a suitable glue (Pritt stick is good) and stick the fabric pieces down, they can be cut to shape or just roughly patched on for younger children.

Further ideas:

Use 3D googly eyes, colour the background, use pieces of wool for his hair,  just be creative and have fun!

Remember some of the craft items suggested above may not be suitable for children under 3 years of age as they are a potential choking hazzard.

Josiah - The Boy King (2 Kings)

The PDF template can be found here.

Print the template onto light card.  I find that the 160 g/M2 weight works well in an injet printer and does not cause paper jams.  If you do not have card you could stick two sheets of paper together, ordinary paper will be too flimsy.

Next you will need:

Crayons or colouring pencils, scissors, sticky gem stones, large lolly pop stick, sticky tape.

  • Firstly you need cut out the main template.  Then cut the eyes out as shown in the picture.
  • Next colour in the picture.
  • Stick the gem stones onto the crown, this is optional.
  • Lastly stick a large lolly pop stick to the back of the craft, roughly half of the stick.  Sellotape works well or parcel tape is extra secure.
  • Don't forget to write the childs name on the back.
  • The children can use this craft as a fun mask, please remember crafts are not suitable for children under 3 years old due to choking hazzards.

 

Rahab  (Joshua Chapters 2 & 6)

The PDF templates can be found here and here.

Print the PDF above (on light card)which allows you to print two craft templates on one A4 sheet.  Cut the two towers out and print others as needed. I recommend 160 g/M2 light card for inkjet printers.

The other link is for the scripture text boxes, twelve boxes can be printed on one A4 sheet.  These need to be cut into individual boxes.  Paper or card are both suitable.

Next you will need:

Colouring pencils or crayons, red curling ribbon, double sided tape or glue stick.

  • It is useful to have a small slit cut in each tower in advance, this should be slightly bigger than the width of the curling ribbon.  The slit should be placed at the bottom of the window as shown in the picture.  
  • The children colour the craft.
  • Tie a knot at one end of a lenght of curling ribbon, and slit through the hole made earlier.  The knot should be at the back and big enough to stop the curling ribbon from falling out.
  • Attach the verse to the bottom of the tower as shown, either with double sided tape which can be attached to the scripture box in advance, or with a glue stick.
  • Carefully fold the tower into three walls as shown in the picture, the tower should stand upright.
  • Write the childs name on the back.
  • Remember this craft will not be suitable for children under 3 years - choking hazzard.

 

The Garden Of Eden - The Serpent Tempts Eve (Genesis Chapter 3)

The PDF templates can be found here.

You can print off two background sheets (with the memory verse) on one A4 page and four sets of tree trunks and tree tops on another A4 page.

Cut the background sheet into two, then cut out the parts of the tree with scissors.

Next you will need:

1 pipe cleaner, some coloured card, craft wiggly eyes, small coloured balls, stapler, glue dots, glue or double sided tape.

  • Cut out a small circle to form a base for the serpents head and then form a circle the same size as the card circle at one end of the pipe cleaner.  Shape the remaining lenghth of pipe cleaner as shown in the picture.  Stick the circle end of the pipe cleaner to the card circle with glue dots, then stick on two eyes with glue dots as shown.
  • The tree trunk needs to be stuck down to the page first and then the tree top is placed on the page, slightly overlapping the tree trunk edges.  You can use either double sided tape or glue sticks.  Double sided tape is a good option if you are working with very young children and are short on help as the glue sticks can be very messy!
  • Use glue dots to stick the "fruits" onto the tree.  I like to remind the children that the Bible does not tell us what kind of fruit it was or what colour etc.  They can be creative!
  • Finally the serpent can be stapled into place as shown or as you prefer.

I have made this craft in the past with a black piece of card stuck behind the tree.  This would be helpful for teaching younger children if you have been using colours to teach them the basics about the Gospel, a black background will help them to remember they have been learning about sin.

The 10th Plague - The Passover (Exodus Chapter 22:13)

The PDF templates can be printed by clicking here.

This craft requires you to print 2 full A4 sheets per child.  As always, I recommend light card (160g/M2 fits smoothly through an inkjet printer) but paper is fine.

  • Start off by getting the children to colour in, there is a lot of detail to colour on the cover sheet, if you have limited time with the children suggest they finish the details at home later.
  • The door needs to be cut around on the three sides as shown in the picture opposite, the vertical left hand side of the door does not need cut.  This allows the door to open and close, fold over neatly along the uncut side.  The best way to slit the door opening neatly is to use a paper trimmer.
  • The under sheet will have printed instructions on it as to where to apply glue, a Pritt/hard glue stick is good for this.  If you want to avoid a mess and be very organised you could cut some strips of double sided tape and apply them to the areas to be glued.  The children then simply need to peel the tape off and stick sheets together.
  • Once the sheets are stuck together (obviously no glue/tape should be applied to the door areas) the door should open and close and reveal the scripture text, this has been included to help the children relate the lesson to their own need of salvation.
  • Remember to be careful with children under 3 years of age regarding choking hazzards and the use of scissors and glue. 
  • You could add some further embellishments such as small wooden craft sticks as door posts, stickers or a gemstone as a door handle and in the centre of the flower.