Childrens Church Crafts – Like a Fish in Water

If you’re looking for Bible craft to do with your childrens church class, try the craft below.  This can be used for  Sunday school also.  It can be used for this Bible passage or adapted to others that you may be teaching.

Bible Craft: “Like a Fish in Water”

Bible passage: Genesis 1:20-23

“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.  And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.  And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”

Bible Craft: Create a fish with construction paper to live in a “sea” created  on a paper plate

Materials: Construction paper, paper plate, glue/tape, scissors, pipe cleaners

1.  Take the paper plate and set it on a piece of brown construction paper.
2.  Trace a little less than half-way around the paper plate on the brown paper.
3.  Cut out the section of brown, making a wavy line for the top to represent sand.
4.  Glue the brown construction paper to the bottom of the paper plate, BUT do not glue the wavy edge.  It should make a little pocket for you to slip things into.
5.  Color the rest of the plate blue to represent the water.
6.  Cut a green pipe cleaner in half and fold those halves in half again.
7.  Slip them inside the pocket created by the wavy edge of the construction paper with the ends facing up.  Glue them in place so that they resemble seaweed.
8.  With your favorite color of construction paper, draw an oval for the body of your fish.  At the end, draw 2 short diagonal lines that connect together with a vertical line.  This will make the tail of your fish.  See the picture for more explanation.
9.  Draw several fish of different sizes and colors.
10. Draw a dot for an eye on your fish.
11. Cut out the fish and arrange them on the paper plate.  They do not all have to face the same direction.
12. Glue down the fish.


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