Sunday School crafts are a fantastic way to help reinforce important lessons from the Bible and keep your students engaged and interested in your lesson. In this article, I’ll explain 3 of my favorite Sunday School craft ideas and provide step by step explanations and materials lists to help you use them in class. Each one is simple, easy, and affordable for any size church.
At the bottom of this post, you can find thumbnail images of the templates you’ll need. Click on the thumbnail, then print it out for your own use
Let’s get started!
You can use this Sunday School craft when discussing forgiveness, love, hope, promises, or around Easter time.
- Sturdy Cardboard
- Collage Materials such as pebbles, shells, noodles, dried beans, cereal
- Small Bowls/Containers
- Cross Template Provided
Before children arrive, cut a large cross out of cardboard for each child. Place the collage materials into small containers.
Show children how to place a small amount of glue onto one portion of the cross, and then select collage materials to glue onto it. Then place glue onto another por-tion of the cross, and select more collage materials to glue onto it, and so on, until the entire cross is covered.
Tell children to place collage materials very close together, so that each one is touching the other. Children can be as creative as they wish with their collage materials and then each cross will come out different!
When finished, remind children that the cross is a symbol of God’s Son, Jesus and the love he showed to each one of us!
Sunflower Bible Craft
Before children arrive, make copies of the leaf and stem pattern provided. Each child will need enough construction paper to make 14 yellow petals, 2 stems and 2 green leaves.
- Construction Paper
- Markers, Paint or Crayons
- Sunflower Seeds
- Patterns Provided
- Paper Plates
- Paint Brushes (if using paint)
When your class is ready to begin the craft, distribute paper plates and have your students flip them over the “wrong way”. Instruct the class to color the center of the plate brown. Have the students glue the sunflower seeds into the center.
Have each child cut out 14 yellow petals (or another color if they wish), 2 green stem sections, and 2 green leaves.
Glue (or tape) together the stem sections so they form one long stem.
Glue the yellow petals around the decorated paper plate to form the flower shape. Next, glue the green petals half way down the stem. Glue or tape the stem section to the flower.
These look great on bulletin boards during the Spring and are a perfect tie in when teaching about the Parable of the Seed!
Before children arrive, create a large heart onto 8 ½ x 11″ paper and photocopy for each child.
- Construction Paper
- Markers or Crayons
- Hole Punch
- Yarn or Ribbon
- Heart Pattern (Provided)
Ask kids to cut out the heart pattern, trace onto construction paper twice, and then cut them out. Fold the top third of one heart down and cut on the folded line.
Holding each heart together, punch holes into the outside edges about one half inch apart, all the way around the edges. Be sure the bottom two thirds of the one heart matches up exactly to the whole one.
Utilize ribbon or yarn to lace the two patterns together. Continue the lacing all the way around the top, too, tying in a bow at the center. Decorate as desired.
Fill the heart pockets with Bible verses that children are trying to learn or messages to spread God’s Word with others!
Below are thumbnails of the templates you’ll need for these Sunday School crafts. Just click on anyone to open it up full size, then print and use!
Want More Sunday School Crafts?
Looking for more? I recently posted a video of one of my most crowd pleasing Sunday School crafts of all! Go watch the video now – all you need is a skinny balloon, markers, scissors, and some sheets of paper cut in fourths.