For today’s Bible craft activity, we are going to create a Noah’s Ark out of a paper bag. Complete with all of the animals (using animal crackers!), your children will have a great time learning about the story of Noah and the Great Flood, and creating an ark of their very own.
Bible Craft: Paper Bag Arks
Bible Craft Materials:
- Brown paper bags, 1 for each child
- Animal crackers
- Scotch tape
Noah & the Great Flood
1And it came to pass, when men began to mul]ply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
5And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagina]on of the thoughts of his heart was only evil con]nually.
6And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
13And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with
17And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
18But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.
19And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
22Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
7And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
10And it came to pass a0er seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
12And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
19And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
21And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cable, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
24And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fi0y days.
4And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
5And the waters decreased con]nually un]l the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
6And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
15And God spake unto Noah, saying,
16Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.
17Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cable, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruidul, and mul]ply upon the earth.
20And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagina]on of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
22While the earth remaineth, seed]me and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Bible Craft Preparation:
Complete one “Brown Bag Ark” as an example, using the instructions below.
Have children follow these steps:
- Close their brown bag and cut along near the bottom, so that the bag keeps maybe 3 inches of siding all around.
- Use the discarded brown bag piece and draw Noah onto it using crayons or markers. They can also draw his wife and sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
- Have them cut around each character as carefully as possible, writing the names of the sons on the backs of them (as this will help them remember their names)
- Using blue markers and crayons, have them draw rain drops on the brown bag portion that is the ark.
- Write the term NOAH’S ARK on the side and place several windows as their imaginations dictate. They can have windows with curtains or just windows colored in.
- Inside, place their characters, plus 10 to 12 animal crackers.
- Use a piece of tape to keep the bag shut at the top, so animals and characters won’t spill out!
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