My daughter’s class studied Exodus 13 a few weeks ago. She brought home a cute craft that accompanied Exodus 13:21 and 22.
“By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.”
I’m not sure where the teacher came up with the idea or if it is her own original, but the craft looks simple enough to do in a group setting, making it great for me to share with all of you who teach group church classes. With a little prep, your Sunday School class, children’s church, or VBS would have a quick, easy, and inexpensive craft!
- Cotton balls
- School glue
- White paper
- Orange and yellow tissue paper
If you teach older kids, they can do this prep work themselves. If you teach a younger children’s church class (Kindergarten and younger), then you may want to do this prep step for them.
Prep for the craft by cutting the orange and yellow tissue paper into small pieces. Set aside.
Cut a cloud shape out of the white paper, one for each child.
Give each child a cloud shape. They will apply the school glue liberally on one side. Press the tissue paper onto the glue until it covers the white paper shape.
Turn the cloud shape over. Apply school glue liberally again. Press cotton balls into the glue until the shape is covered. Let the glue dry completely.
That’s it! My daughter brought home the craft and re-told the entire Bible story using it. The craft truly reinforced the Bible lesson for her. It is a good idea for children who are visual learners.
What are your favorite Bible craft ideas? What Bible stories would you like to have a new craft idea to accompany the story? Leave me a comment below!