A huge thanks to Family Christian Stores for sponsoring today’s post and Little Bible Heroes Book giveaway!
If you’ve been following along on Monday’s Craft Through the Bible series, don’t despair! I know that the story of Joseph does not come right smack in the middle of the creation story. We’ll be picking up with that series on Monday. Today’s Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors craft is an addition to my weekly series, and it comes along with a fun book Little Bible Heroes book giveaway from Family Christian Stores!
This craft is inexpensive and only requires a few supplies, making it ideal for economical parents and those planning crafts for large groups.
- A large variety of paint colors, including one that the child wants to use for a skin color
- An uncoated paper plate
Use the marker to draw three lines on the paper plate, as seen below.
Paint the skin color on the top portion of the plate.
Paint a variety of colors in stripes below. This is to represent the coat of many colors. Leave the middle white as a shirt.
Let all the paint dry completely.
Grab the marker again and draw a nose and mouth at the top of the plate.
I created this craft to pair with one of the fun Little Bible Heroes books, the one that contains the story of Joseph. The Little Bible Heroes books are not only cute, but they also help kids learn more about significant Bible stories. The books are flip books, meaning that there are two stories within one book. Halfway through the book, there are questions that parents and kids can discuss regarding each story. It’s at that point that the book “flips.” The book also flips on each side for beginning the story.
This particular Little Bible Heroes book contains the story of Joseph in one half of the book and the story of The Good Samaritan in the other half of the book.
Laura Kelly says
Oh my goodness, I love this so! What a GREAT way to make the connection real for kiddos. You are awesome sauce.
Very cute idea. I am pinning it on my Bible lesson board.
I love the plate idea – that would go over so well in Sunday School!! Anything with rainbow colors would be great to teach the kids the true meaning!! 🙂
Lici Lee says
For my class for the Good Samaritan Story I usually purchase white paper bags which the kids would decorate. The kids would donate items and pack them in a bag with a little note to the receiver. We then would visit and gift these bags at either a nursing home or a children’s home.
It’d be cute to have kids trace their hands and then label each finger with someone in their life they could “lend a helping hand” to.
Love this idea, will have to use it with my Sunday School class.
Have your kids purchase a toy item to donate for the Good Samaritan.
Megan @ Wit & Wander says
You could make blessing bags and give them to homeless people in your city for the good samaritan craft. It’s not a craft in the traditional sense, but it captures the heart of the story – to stop and see people in need.
Sarah Hernandez says
I think a craft that involves thinking about neighbors and doing “neighborly” things for everyone…not just the neighbors by proximity. Maybe drawing a house to think about close neighbors, the street to think about further neighbors, and continuing up to city, state, country, world, etc.