Armor of God Bible Crafts
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Armor of God Helmet

sunday school Armor of God Helmet bible craftsunday school Armor of God bible craftWhat you will need: newspapers, silver/gold poster board, brass brads, silver paint, and tape.

How to make:

1. Cut out a visor from silver poster board as shown in the picture. A Pattern for the Visor is available to members of Danielle's Place and The Resource Room. Cut out the slats in the middle. Use the pattern to trace the shape onto silver poster board. The silver poster board is actually silver and gold. One side is silver and one is gold. Poke a hole at each end of the visor.

sunday school Armor of God Helmet pattern bible craft2. To make the hat part of the helmet place two or three pieces of newspaper on top of each other and fold them in half on the natural fold with the fold on your left. Fold the top half down over the bottom half. The new fold should be at the top. Fold the top two corners in so that they meet in the middle. See diagram # 1.

3. Fold up the bottom edge so that it meets the bottom edge of the triangles you just made. But only fold up 4 layers of newspaper. The other layers will be folded up on the back. See diagram # 2.

4. Fold up the bottom edge of the newspaper again so that it is folded at the bottom edge of the triangles. See diagram # 3.

5. Turn the hat over and do the same thing to the other side.

6. Fold the points that stick out back and over each other. Punch a hole in the folded-over triangles. This is where you will attach the visor. Tape it down.

7. Put your hand up inside the triangle and spread it out.

8. Paint the hat silver or a metal color.

9. Attach the visor to the hat with brads so that it can be lifted up and down.

Comment about this Craft:

I used the instructions for the newspaper hats, but used heavy duty aluminum foil instead. I used the wide foil. The face guard was cut from silver poster board using the pattern on the web site and attached with paper brads. Elaine

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Armor of God Breastplate

What you will need: Paper grocery bags, silver poster board or silver paint, tape or glue, and scissors.

How to make:

1. Cut a 5" hole in the middle bottom of a grocery bag. Cut a line from the hole up the middle of one of the longer sides of the grocery bag to the top of the bag. Cut 5" armholes at the bottom side of each bag.

2. Cut 3" x 4" rectangles from the silver poster board. Round off one of the 3" sides. This will be the bottom of the pieces.

3. Tape the pieces onto the front and back of the grocery bag starting at the bottom. Tape or glue a row all the way across overlapping as you go. Tape another row on top of that one over lapping the bottom row. Keep adding rows until the back and front are covered. You may want to paint the top and side to match the front and back.

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Armor of God Belt

sunday school Armor of God Belt bible craftWhat you will need: Card stock, metallic crayons, glue or tape, brown construction paper, 1 1/2" silver sequins or other circles cut from shiny paper, and scissors.

How to make:

1. Draw a belt onto card stock and cut it out. A Belt Pattern as shown in the picture is available to members. Glue the pieces together. You may have to cut off some squares depending on how big you want the belt. If you want to make the belt fit over the breastplate you will have to make it extra big. You may have to print out the pattern more than once and piece it together.

2. Cut one of the slits open at the end of the belt depending on how big you need the belt.

3. Color the belt with metallic crayons (Crayola).

4. To make the apron, cut brown construction paper into 2" stripes. Glue sequins down the lengths of the strips. Glue the strips to the front of the belt.

Comments about this Craft:

For ease of construction, I printed the belt pattern on regular copier paper then had the children color, cut, and glue them to sentence strips purchased at the teacher supply store. I punched a hole in each end of the strip and attached yarn to each end to tie around the children’s waists. They used metallic crayons to decorate the waistband and apron strips. I gave them one gold seal sticker to go in the middle front of the waistband. Elaine

sunday school Belt of Truth bible craft"The Belt of Truth Game" - (For Older Children)

Children try to match up the "Truth" Bible verses to the lies that are written on the belt. Some of the Bible verses may work with more than one lie, so they may have to switch some around so all the Bible verses match one of the lies.

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Armor of God Sword

Crafts

Aluminum Foil Sword

sunday school Armor of God Sword bible craftWhat you will need:

Foam core board (You can find this in the same place you buy poster board.) or card board,

Exacto knife

Ruler

Pencil

Scissors

Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil

Tape

Brown, Gold, and Other Colors of paint

How to make:

1. Cut out the blade shape from the foam core board. I made mine 20" long. It is 3 inches across at the bottom and 1" at the top. Round off the top point.

2. Cut out a handle from foam core board using an Exacto knife and use it to cut two more handle shapes from the foam core board. Glue one handle shape to one side the blade at the bottom. Glue the other to the other side. Cut the third shape apart so that you can slide the pieces in between the other two handle pieces glued to the sword. (A Pattern for the Handle is available to members only subscribers.) Place glue on each side of the pieces and insert them between the two pieces you glued onto the blade. Use sand paper if you would like to make the edges smooth.

3. Paint the handle brown like wood and add some decorations.

4. Wrap a piece of aluminum foil around the blade and tape it on.

 

Books-of-the-Bible Sword Bookmark Craft

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Foil Tape and Craft Stick Sword of the Spirit Craft

Sword of the Spirit Foil Tape and Craft Stick Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Craft Foamamazon 2

Two-inch Aluminum Foil Tapeamazon 3

Jumbo Craft Sticks

Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks

Mini glue gun

Ball Point Pens

Scissors

Markers

 

How to Make the Foil Tape Sword:

1. Cut two sword shapes from craft foam about 8 inches long and no wider than the tape at its widest end. (A pattern for the sword is available to members.)

2. To make the sword handle glue two mini jumbo craft sticks perpendicular to the jumbo craft stick about 3 inches from one end of the stick so that the mini craft sticks. The mini craft sticks should be on each side of the jumbo craft stick.

3. Glue the short end of the handle onto one side of the craft foam sword and then glue the other craft foam sword on top to cover the top of the handle.

4. Cut pieces of foil tape the length of the sword and stick them over the craft foam sword on both sides.

5. In class have your children write the Bible verse on the sword with a ball point pen, and then color the handle of the sword with markers.

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Armor of God Shield

1. Shield and Sword Foil Tape Bible Craft for Sunday School


These would make a great craft for vacation Bible school. They cost less than twenty cents each to make.

Shield and Sword Foil Tape Bible Craft for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Craft Foamitem1 or Color Splash! Bright Value Foam (pack of 12)item4

foil tape

 

 

 

 

4" Aluminum Foil Tapeitem2

Utensils to engrave the tape such as a ballpoint pen, straws, the end of a paintbrush, and the tines of a fork

Paper

Scissors

item3Craft Gems or Faceted Acrylic Gemstones, 1/2 lb. (bag of 2000)item6

 

How to Make the Foil Tape Shield and Sword:

1. Make a shield template no wider than four inches wide and five inches long with the Bible verse written in the middle. (A printable pattern is available to members on The Resource Room.) Cut out the patterns.

2. Cut the foil tape into five-inch pieces and the craft foam into 4" x 5" rectangles. Peel off the backing from the tape being careful not to crease the tape. Stick the tape on the foam sheets smoothing them down so there are no bumps.

3. Place the template on the cut foil tape and trace around it using a ballpoint pen. Cut out the shield shape.

4. Engrave the foil shapes with a pen tracing over the letters on the pattern. Remove the pattern and add more engraving using other utensils.

5. To make a sword print out a sword pattern onto card stock. (A printable pattern is available to members the Resource Room.) Make the sword wide enough to fit a craft stick in the center. Place a sword shape pattern on top of another sheet of card stock and cut it out so that you have two sword shapes. Glue a craft stick in between the two sword shapes. Use the sword blade shape to cut the shape from the foil tape so that it overlaps about 1/2 inch on all sides. Remove the backing of the tape and stick it to the sword. Cut another blade shape from the tape and stick to the back of the sword.

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2. Shield with Fiery Darts Craft and Learning Activity

Shield of Faith and Satan's Fiery Darts www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Craft Foamitem1 or Color Splash! Bright Value Foam (pack of 12)item4foil tape

 

 

 

 

4" Aluminum Foil Tapeitem2

Utensils to engrave the tape such as a ballpoint pen, straws, the end of a paintbrush, and the tines of a fork

Card Stock (Heavy Paper)

Scissors

Silver Buttons

Toothpicks

Red Paper

 

How to Make the Foil Tape Shield and Sword:

1. Make a shield template by drawing a 3.75" circle onto card stock (heavy paper). Cut out the template.

2. Cut the foil tape into four-inch pieces and the craft foam into 4" x 4" squares. Peel off the backing from the tape being careful not to crease the tape. Stick the tape onto the foam sheets smoothing them down so there are no bumps.

3. Place the template on the cut foil tape and trace around it using a ballpoint pen. Cut out the shield shape.

4. Engrave the shield and other objects by pressing down into the foam.

5. Glue silver buttons and other objects to the shield.

3. Print out flame shapes onto red paper and cut them out. (A pattern is available to members on The Resource Room.)

4. Curl the flame patterns around the ends of toothpicks and glue them using tacky glue.

5. In class have your children think about Satan's fiery darts. Have them write things on the flames the shield of faith can protect them from such as: insults, lies, envy, greed, bad names, etc. They can then stick the "fiery darts" into their shields.

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2. Foam Core Board Shield

sunday school Armor of God Shield bible craftCut a shield shape from half a sheet of foam core board or cardboard. Paint the shield with child-safe paint. Add a coat of arms if you would like. Cut a strip of cardboard and glue to the back for a handle.

I purchased 14” cardboard cake rounds and the children painted them with metallic paint for shields. The children wrote “Shield of Faith” on the front when they were dry. The cake boards were inexpensive and a lot less prep time for me. I used duct tape for the handle by pressing the flat ends of the tape to the board then pressing the middle part of the tape together. Elaine

 

Armor of God Shoes of Peace

 

Make Soldier Shoes

shoesWhat you will need: Scraps of old floor linoleum, stretchy material that doesn't fray such as spandex, (You won't need very much, about 2" - 3" for each child. So you can make 18 sets of straps from a yard of material) hole punch, and scissors.

shoesWhat to do:

1. Flatten out the linoleum on the floor so that the bottom side of the linoleum is facing up. Trace the children's feet and cut them out. Linoleum is fairly easy to cut so you shouldn't need special scissors.

2. Mark six holes about 1/2" to 3/4" depending on the size of the shoe along each side of the sole starting at about where the base of the toe would be. Punch holes in the linoleum sole with a hole punch. I used a leather punch.

3. Cut strips of material so that the stretch of the material is along the length of the material. Spandex stretches both ways so you won't have to worry about which way to cut it. I cut 1" strips across the whole width of the material. I think it was 45" wide and used the whole length. Cut both ends to a point as shown in the picture.

4. Start threading the strip through the holes at the toe so that the material goes from side to side over the top of the shoe. The brown on the diagram is the material on the top of the shoe. The pink shows how the material looks on the bottom of the shoe. Use the diagram to thread the rest of the shoe. When you get to the last holes place the child's foot in the shoe loosening it if you have to. Bring the material strips up in front of the child's foot crossing them over and then behind the heal of their feet winding it around their legs until you run out of material and then tie it at the top. (If you don't want to use material, you can use 3/4" elastic instead.)

This craft comes for the "Armor of God - Shoes" Bible lesson on The Resource Room where you will find even more crafts, games and learning activities for Sunday School.

 

Tunic and Cape

The tunic and cape were made from a piece of stretchy red material that cost $1.00 a yard at Wal-mart. I used one yard for the tunic and one for the cape. To make the cape I just cut a square piece of material and tied two corners together around the neck. To make the tunic I just folded a rectangle piece in half and cut a neck hole in the middle of the folded end. Put it over the child's head and use a length of material to tie it around the child's waist.

Comments about this Craft:

I cut the shoes from fun foam and used curling ribbon for the laces. It was precious to see the children wearing their shoes as they left church. Elaine

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Songs for the Armor of God Theme

March to a Military Chant - Start by counting one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, etc. until all the children are marching at the same pace. Act like a drill sergeant. Tell them to stand tall, face forward, lift their feet up high, and look proud to be in the Lord's army. Then tell them to repeat after you the following lines. Once they get the rhythm and words, you can have them march in a circle.

We Are Christians
Written by Carolyn Warvel

Do not copy this song and place it on another web site, blog, pdf. file etc.

We are Christians passing by. (We are Christians passing by.)
We will hold our heads up high. (We will hold our heads up high.)
We don't steal and we don't lie. (We don't steal and we don't lie.)
"Stand for the truth" is our cry. (Stand for truth is our cry.)
God is God of earth and sky. (God is God of earth and sky.)
On God's words we can rely. (On God's words we can rely.)
For our sins, we know he died. (For our sins, we know he died.)
We'll stick with him by and by. (We'll stick with him by and by.)

© Copyright 2005, Carolyn Warvel

This chant comes from The Resource Room from the Armor of God Lessons.

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"Camp Agape, and the Army of God"

Sent in by Tammy Butcher

This past Sunday, I decorated my classroom with a small army pup tent, I put treats and stickers, etc. inside of the tent. I put up paper on the wall for the kids to draw pictures of "CAMP AGAPE" it was cool!  They drew trees and tents. The kids did great work!!!

The children and I sat in a circle, we began by talking about our soldiers in the army. We compared a soldiers life with a Christians life.

Soldiers

Soldier's of Christ
1. They must make a decision to join. 1. We must make the decision to ask Jesus into our hearts.
2. They must pass a physical. The doctor checks their hearts. 2. Our hearts must be right with God.

3. They have to going through training camp to get ready to fight their enemies.

(Do jumping jacks, pushups, etc.)

3. In Christian Training Camp we read the Bible, pray, praise, and study to we are ready to fight our spiritual enemies.

(Sing songs of praise.)

4. An "in service" soldier's job is to take care of us, others, and those that are weaker.

4. An "in his service" Christian's job is to take care of others - to take care of their needs: food, clothes, etc.

(Talk about how we can serve others.)

1. I gave out prizes to those who were sharing ways to help others. We did an army chant, but CHRISTIANIZED! They loved it!!!!

2. At the end we talked about soldiers who go AWOL - how they go to prison, are cast away from others, and how they can no longer serve. We talked about how a person can go AWOL, ( Away with Our life!) If they die without knowing Jesus, they will be cast out and will not enter heaven.

I ended with the sinners prayer. The kids had lots of hugs for me after service. It was a great lesson! Boot Camp will continue Next Week! Hope you share the fun! Tammy Butcher

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Super Bowl Sunday School Theme - God's Team -- The Winning Team


The following ideas were sent in by Brenda Darnell

On Super Bowl Sunday use the football theme to teach about the importance of the Armor or God.

Emphasize that every team member is critical, even the water boy who encourages, refreshes, and exhorts. Cheerleaders are the intercessors and exhorters. The fans in the stadium are like the host of Heaven. God gave us the game plan (the Bible), etc.

Have your children come up with a cheer using a Bible verse.

Cover a PVC pipe hoop with paper, have your children paint a logo on the paper, and then line up and run through the hoop like football players at the beginning of the game.

Football Armor/Armor of God - Protects your body.

Football Helmet - is your lifesaver. It covers your brain, your thoughts, and keeps you reminded of your job. The Helmet of Salvation - I will keep my mind stayed on Thee!

Football Cleats for better traction - dig in and fight! Be ready to run when the LORD calls you out onto the field! Gospel Shoes - guide our steps, and help us walk in the right path.

Shoulder Pads and Jersey - identity and protection. In Isaiah God speaks about kings and queens returning our kidnapped children on their shoulders. Our children are our treasure from the LORD. Matthew says, “Wherever your treasure shall be, there shall your heart be also”. The things that are precious and useful to us need to be protected! They need to be 'covered' and seen as belonging to God Himself. Righteous breastplate - to guard your heart from Satan and to have your identity in Christ

Hip Pads and Sweat Towel - keep you dry and somewhat cleaned off. Belt of Truth - keeps you clean from lies. When you are wrapped in Truth, the enemy cannot win at trying to embarrass or humiliate you. Even when you get knocked down, you're protected!

Wristband - keeps your hands dry so you don’t lose the football. The wristband is not as big or as impressive as a shield, but it helps you use the strength of your arms more effectively. It's a little something that can make a big difference.

Shield of Faith – is reliable and protects the word of God. When you stand up and proclaim the works of the LORD, you're holding up a shield of faith in Him. You're telling the world that you know Him, trust Him and follow Him.

Football - can be compared to God’s words. The key to winning is keeping the ball on your side while passing it to your teammates, and be willing to let them make the play, too. Your job is to see that the football makes it to the goal line - Heaven! Bible - pass the word to teammates and keep it on your side to win. Don't be a glory hog, share, share, share! We are all winners when we share the Good News of Jesus!

Other Activities: Find a story of a Famous Christian football player. Read his testimony to the kids in a condensed fun version. Show them pictures of different football players (cartoons, real life, doesn't matter). Then read Eph 6:11-18 and talk to the kids about why God wants us to be protected. Tell about the attacks of the enemy and how, if they wear their armor and play on Gods team, they will be protected and God will help them win.

Craft: Make a Team Poster – Divide your children into teams. Give each team a piece of large poster board. Let them come up with a name for their team and design a poster to represent their team.

Make Arm Bands - The kids favorite part was getting two arm bands of their team colors and decorating them; this helps to identify at all times whose team they're on.

Memory Game - divide the kids up into two teams. Each team as a helper - a teen assistant for their coach. Each team repeats the memory verse after their coach. The loudest team wins.
Have each team say it at least 3 times. This is a great way to introduce teamwork and teach the kids to work together to WIN FOR JESUS!

Game 2 – Three kids stand side-by-side with three kids facing them on the opposite side.
The child at the end of the line gets the football (light weight or foam footballs are best). The kids say the verse "Ephesians 6 :11" and pass the football to each other. (Tell them to toss, not THROW the football.).
If you don't have enough kids to put three or more on a side have the teams join in ONE big circle together and the WHOLE class work together to say the verse passage and then pass the football/Bible.

 

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