There are many excellent ways to incorporate creation into crafts for children. Crafts can focus on biblical stories and the truths behind the verses. The crafts should be fun for both children and parents and have a scientific and biblical foundation
Diorama of the Seven Days of Creation
For the first craft gather a shoebox, markers, cardboard from a cereal box, scissors and glue. The craft will be a diorama of the seven days of creation. Make sure to read Genesis 1 and 2 before beginning the diorama. Map out each day of creation and write down what happens on each day. Then take the shoebox and divide it into seven sections, one for each day of creation. Beginning with day one, draw and cut out shapes and figures for each day. After the shapes and figures have been cut out, decorate and colour them in. Make sure to colour and decorate the background for each day before gluing in the figures. Discuss what happened on each day of creation as the background is decorated and the figures and shapes are put in.
Creation Story Book
The next craft that can be done is to make a storybook of creation. Read the story out loud and begin to write down the main events that happened. Take each of the main events that were written down and put them in language that relates to a child. Put each of the new main events, one each on a page. Draw a picture to go along with each page. Colour in each picture.
Clay Garden of Eden
A fun craft for kids involves creating with clay. Picture what the Garden of Eden would look like at the end of creation. Gather different colours of clay for different parts of the garden. Begin moulding animals, trees, and Adam and Eve. Decorate a shoebox with markers and place the clay figures in the model of the Garden of Eden as imagined by a child.
Comic Book of Creation and The Fall
To help younger children understand the importance of the Creation and the Fall, read Genesis 1-3 out loud. Then gather paper, pencils, and markers. Write down in simple statements what happened in Genesis 1-3. Set this aside. Take the paper and draw a sequence of pictures depicting the actions in these chapters. Use simple comic book art. Then take the statements from earlier and make them into dialogue where it will fit. Put the dialogue into comic bubbles. When that is done, colour in the comic. This will help simplify what happened and visualise the story for younger children.
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