We are still in the book of Genesis for this week’s Craft Through the Bible activity. Today’s craft accompanies Genesis 22:9 and the story of Abraham and Isaac and the Altar. Children have little understanding of what an altar is, and this craft may help them to at least have a visual of what an altar is. This specific craft is for kids kindergarten through the third grade age range.
When researching this story and craft, I noticed that most photos show rocks and stones when portraying the altar. If you want to incorporate that into the craft, feel free. I’m keeping this basic for the younger kiddos and simply portraying the wood portion that is mentioned in Genesis 22:9.
- Uncoated paper plate
- Tan paint
- Green paint (optional)
- Brown strips of paper
- Orange square of tissue paper
- Glue stick
Paint the plate a tan color. Let dry.
If desired, use green paint to add grass like shapes. Let dry completely.
Glue the brown strips of paper, alternating which direction that they are glued. Do this until there are two left.
Scrunch the orange tissue paper. Glue the base of it in the center.
Use the last two strips of paper to glue close to each side of the “fire.”
Alternatively, you can also use crayons, markers, or colored pencils to color in the background. Orange construction paper may work, too, but I do not think that it would fold up as nicely or easily as the tissue paper.
Looking for more Bible themed crafts and projects? Check out the Craft Through the Bible page for more activities and kids’ crafts!