Sometimes there are multiple crafts that come out of one Bible story. That is definitely the case with the recollection of Noah and the flood in Genesis 8. I love how the Bible shares the story of the dove and Noah. Today’s Dove Paper Plate craft for kids is inspired by this story. This craft is inexpensive and is perfect for VBS, Sunday School, and Children’s Church.
Supplies (affiliate links included in some links):
- Uncoated paper plate
- Wiggle eye
- Orange card stock, cut into a triangle for the beak
- Glue stick
- Branch with leaves
Part of the supply list includes a branch with leaves. Turn this into a fun activity for the kids. Let the kids head outside, weather permitting, and find the perfect branch for their craft. It only needs to be a couple of inches long. Any branch will do, but I found that the ones with larger leaves do not work as well.
Cut the paper plate in half.
Take one half of of the plate. Cut a piece for the tail and a piece for a wing.
Use the glue stick to glue the tail and wing on the other half of the plate.
Stick on the wiggle eye. Glue the card stock triangle on for the beak.
Cut a small slit under the beak.
Slide the branch in the slit. Ours pictured below was a perfect fit and didn’t need any glue to hold, but feel free to add a spot of glue or a glue dot if if helps hold the branch in place.
Optional: If desired, add a hole and ribbon in the top of the plate for hanging the craft.
Share this craft along with a lesson from Genesis 8, following a lesson on Noah and the Flood!
Want more Bible themed crafts? See the Craft Through the Bible craft and project page.