Free Christian Kids' Crafts

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Free Christian Kids' Crafts
Crafts can be made based on symbols of Christianity, such as the cross. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Add an element of fun and creativity to religion class or family prayer time by including meaningful Christian crafts for kids. Children can listen to a teacher's or parent's words while creating a craft relevant to the lesson. If you prefer not to teach while the children are busy with crafts, you can play Christian music while the children are crafting.

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The Cross

The cross is a widely recognised symbol of Christianity that reminds Christians of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Children can create a faux stained-glass cross out of construction paper and waxed paper. Cut a cross out of construction paper. You can save or discard the paper cross, but you need to keep the page with the cross-shaped cutout. Use crayons to colour a rectangle of waxed paper larger than the cross cutout. Tape the coloured waxed paper on the back of the construction page and hang in a window.

The Fish

The fish is one of the earliest symbols of Christianity. It is commonly seen as a stylised outline called the ichthus -- after the ancient Greek word for fish. Create a decorative fish ornament with glue, glitter, waxed paper and ribbon. Use a pencil to draw the outline of the fish on a piece of waxed paper. Trace over the pencil line with a thick line of glue. Sprinkle glitter heavily to completely cover the glue. When dry, the glue will harden enough to maintain the fish shape when peeled off the waxed paper. Peel the glitter fish off the waxed paper and attach a ribbon for hanging.

Good Shepherd

Jesus Christ is often referred to as the Good Shepherd. Using construction paper for the background, draw a shepherd and a pasture scene. Bend a pipe cleaner in the shape of shepherd's crook and glue the crook near the shepherd. Glue cotton balls on the page to create a herd of sheep. Draw details such as legs at the bottom of each cotton ball sheep.

Bible Bookmark

A Bible bookmark can be used to mark a favourite passage or to keep your place during daily devotions. Provide a variety of holy cards featuring saints, angels and Biblical figures to children. Allow each child to chose a holy card. Cut strips of construction paper equal to the width of the holy cards and double in length. Glue the holy card at the top of the strip. Add a favourite Bible verse to the remaining space on the strip of paper. Laminate the bookmark to improve durability.

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