The “Feast of the Angels” is the day that the Angels Michael and Gabriel are remembered by certain sectors of the Christian faith. This “Feast of the Angels” Bible Craft will give children a chance to get to know a little more about them.
The scripture verses concerning Michael and Gabriel are fraught with mysteries, and we’re not using them, as they have raised more questions than answers in the Church. One thing we can be sure of is that they exist, and children can take heart in some of the ways they can help us.
Feast of the Angels Bible Craft: Angel Mobile
– Card stock
– Template of angel
– Two craft dowels, each about seven inches long.
– Colored markers
– Internet pictures of Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael (optional)
Make templates of angel. Students will add details. Size template as illustrated.
Today, many people in the Christian faith are celebrating Angel Remembrance Day with three of God’s most famous angels as guests of honor.
The word “angel” means Messenger of God. The three angels we will learn about today are Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.
Michael was the leader of God’s army who drove the devil out of Heaven. He protects planet Earth from bad spirits and bad nations with bad leaders. He fights with them.
Gabriel’s name means “the power of God.” He is the angel who was appeared to Mary and told her she would bear a child who would be the Son of God.
Raphael’s name means “God has healed.” While not in the Bible, this angel has healed others in God’s name according to Jewish Traditions.
Let’s make them our guests of honor in class today by making a craft for them.
Feast of the Angels Bible Craft Instructions
1. Use the template to draw outline of angels on card stock, and then cut out three angels.
2. Use markers to color body of angels and make each one a different color. Angels are spirits and not seen, so we use our imaginations as to colors and design. Use black marker to make a dot for the eyes and brown marker to color hair. Angel’s wings are white, but use black marker to draw the lines in the wings.
3. Attach a string to each angel; each string will be a different length.
4. Cut three circles from white card paper, each about two inches in diameter.
5. On one circle write “Michael thank you for watching over us.” On the second circle write “Gabriel, thank you for telling us great things.” On the third circle write “Raphael, thank you for helping us when illness strikes.”
6. Attach piece of string to each circle, making them of different lengths.
7. Make a cross with the two pieces of dowels and use yarn to wrap around center of the cross so that it stays together.
8. Tie a long string of yarn around the center of the cross so that the mobile can be hung.
9. Fasten ends of each angel and circle strings to dowels.
Psalm 103:20 says, “Bless the Lord, all you angels, mighty in strength and attentive, obedient to every command.” Psalm 148:2 says, “Praise him, all you angels; give praise, all you hosts.” Hang your mobile in your bedroom this week and see if the angels don’t come down to get their gift of gratitude from you!
If you get special protection, that’s Angel Michael!
If you get great news, that’s Angel Gabriel!
If you, a friend or relative get healing fast, that’s Angel Raphael!
They love gratitude, which is like a gift to them. If they come for the gratitude that’s surrounding your craft, they may leave you with a gift like something above.