Welcome to the first craft in the Craft Through the Bible series! We’re starting right smack dab at the beginning with a Creation Day 1 Craft. I know that many (if not all) of you come here looking for very inexpensive crafts that can be replicated for a group, such as Sunday School or Children’s Church, so the 7 Days of Creation Crafts will be paper plate crafts.
When teaching the creation in a group setting that meets weekly, I prefer to do one creation day at a time. This way, the days can be reviewed weekly and learning the days can be reinforced. This is why I’m sharing a separate craft for each day. At the end of the paper plate series, I’ll also share a craft idea that combines all the days into one project for those who prefer that route.
Adult Preparation: I’ve designed this craft for the kids to paint on both sides of the plate. One side does need drying time before the other side can be painted. Plan your time accordingly.
1. Gather supplies:
- Paper plate
- Yellow paint
- Black paint
- Black marker
- Hole punch
2. Draw a black line down the center of each plate.
3. Have the kids paint yellow on one side of the black line and black on the other. Let them do this on both sides. Let each one dry completely.
4. Punch a hole in the plate.
5. Place the string through the hole and tie.
6. Optional: Print out the below Day 1 Printable. Have the kids cut it out and glue to the back of the plate.
Have the kids take their Day 1 Creation home or save them until they have completed all seven days.
Alternative ideas: Replace the paint with crayons, colored pencils, or markers for a “cleaner” version of the activity.
Use a pipe cleaner (fuzzy stick) instead of string.
Stop by next Monday for the second craft in the Craft through the Bible Series. We’ll be doing Creation Day 2.
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