Did ya’ll think that I forgot about the Craft Through the Bible Series? I promise that I didn’t! Between my little man’s appointments and having a tooth removed personally, I’ve been a little behind. I actually have a notebook with a list of Craft Through the Bible ideas, including today’s Garden of Eden Craft. Our last craft finished up with the creation, so the Garden of Eden was the natural next place to go.
When I was brainstorming for ideas for a Garden of Eden craft, I asked my daughter what she imagined the Garden of Eden had looked like. She thought for a minute, and then she replied, “I see beautiful, tropical flowers and bright green leaves.” So that’s how this particular craft came to be. For your child, it may be something totally different, but you can use the same concept of bright green leaves with whatever your child envisions in the center. They may think flowers, or animals, or trees.
- White card stock. Alternatively, you can also use a canvas
- Green leaf shapes- for an 8×10 paper, I used approimately 75 2″ leaves
- Foam stickers- use whatever stickers that your child associates with the Garden of Eden. If you’re using this for a group craft for Sunday School or Children’s Church, consider supplying a variety of stickers (flowers, animals, etc.)
- 3D paint (optional)- I only had Tulip fabric paint on hand, so that’s what I’m using for this craft
Let the child fill in the center of the paper with the foam stickers, making almost an upside “v” shape so that there are more stickers at the bottom than the top. Leave a little white paper around the sides.
Glue the leaves down the sides of the stickers, covering up the outer edges of the stickers. Completely cover the white paper. If you have a Cricut or other cutting machine, now is a good time to pull it out. I cut out all my leaf shapes with the Cricut, and it made this project so much easier! I am sure leaf cut outs can be purchased at an arts and crafts store, as well.
Use the 3D paint to make little lines in the leaves and to accent the flowers (or whatever the stickers may be).
Let the paint dry completely.
Looking for more Bible crafts? See my Craft Through the Bible page!