- White, pink, yellow and green index cards
- Hole punch
- Yarn, pastel colors, enough for each student to have a 2-foot length
- Paper clips, varying colors
- Markers, crayons
Related Scripture: The Ascension: Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven
In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
Create templates, about 3″ x 3″, of a star, a cloud, and the outline of Jesus. If you are uncomfortable with freehand, there are many likenesses on the Internet that you can size and use.
Have students follow these steps:
1. Trace around the star on the pink, yellow, and blue index cards. Cut them out.
2. Trace around the cloud on the blue and white index cards. Cut them out.
3. On a second white index card, trace around the body of Jesus. Cut him out.
4. Write on the stars and cloud one word each: JESUS IS COMING BACK SOMEDAY.
5. Decorate the ornaments with the markers and crayons, making pretty rainbow lines or smile faces.
6. Punch a hole though all 7 pieces and attach to a paper clip
7. Taking a long piece of yarn, attach the ornaments one at a time, tying a knot around each paperclip to keep it in place. Ornaments should be about 2 inches apart, and the ones on either end should be about 6 inches from it.
Do you think your Sunday school students will enjoy creating this fun and educational Bible craft? Share your thoughts and experiences below!