Sunday School Craft Project – Cooperation: Rainbow

As a religious education teacher, you are often pressed for time and short on supplies.  To help make your life just a little bit easier, we have developed this Sunday school craft project you can do with just a few common supplies.

These are just two of the Bible passages that you could teach using this project.  Bible passage: Romans 12:5 “so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member be-longs to the other” OR Genesis 9:13 “I do set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.”

Sunday School Craft – Cooperation: Rainbow

Craft: Create a rainbow of your Sunday school students’ cutouts of their hands

Materials: Construction paper, glue/tape, scissors, pencils

1. Have each student pick a color of the rainbow.  If there are more students than colors, pair students up.  The colors they can choose from are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and     violet.  When assembling the rainbow, the colors should go in this order.
2. Distribute several sheets of construction paper to each student in the color they have chosen.
3. Students should lay one hand on the construction paper with their fingers spread apart.
4. The students should trace their hands with a pencil onto the construction paper.
5. Using scissors, students should cut out the outline of their hands.
6. Repeat Steps 3-5 so that there are 10 cutouts total for each color of the rainbow.  This may mean that students in pairs only make 5 cutouts each.
7. Have students bring forward their cutouts, beginning with red and working through the colors. Lay one cutout down flat and overlap another cutout on top of it.
8. Glue or tape the cutouts together, so that they overlap and are connected.
9. Repeat Step 8 until all the cutouts of one color are overlapping and connected.  The cutouts should form an arched shape, resembling a rainbow.
10. When one color is completely finished, have the student with the next corresponding color come forward and mimic the arched shape of the first color.  When connecting the cutouts of the second color, the student should overlap the cutouts onto the first color and attach it there as well, so that the cutouts are attached not only to the same color but to the color above and below it as well.
11. When all the handprints have been assembled, you can either attach the entire project to large piece of sturdy paper, or you can hang it carefully on the wall to display the creativity of your class.


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