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Creation Crafts for Sunday School

Creation Crafts for Day 4 of Creation

 

The following ideas come from the lesson "Light of the World" about the Fourth Day of Creation on The Resource Room

 

Sun, Moon, Stars Mobile Bible Craft for Sunday School

Sun, Moon, Stars Mobile Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Regular-sized Paper Plates

Water Color Paints, Markers, Highlighter Markers, Colored Pencils.

Hole Punch

Yarn or String

Glue

Scissors

 

How to Make the Sun, Stars, Moon Mobile:

1. Before class cut regular-sized paper plates in half and glue the halves together, top to top, as shown in the picture. Punch four holes along the cut edge of one of the halves. Tie string or yarn from each hole. Cut sun, moon, and star shapes from card stock (heavy paper), punch holes in the tops of the shapes.

2. In class have your children write "God made the sun, moon, and stars." Genesis 1:16 on the front of the paper plate and draw a picture. (A printable pattern is available to members on The Resource Room.) They may want to paint the paper plate with water color paint, or decorate it with markers.

4. Children can color the stars, moons, and sun shapes, and add glitter if they would like, and then tie them to the strings. (A printable pattern is available to members on The Resource Room.)

5. You can get a little more complicated and use salt dough and cookie cutters to make the shapes, but you will have to do this several days before class to give the salt dough time to dry.

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Make Sun, Moon, and Star Sugar Cookies or Cinnamon Toast

Bring in cookie cutters and prepared dough or fresh white bread and let your children cut sun, moon and star shapes from the dough or bread. Toast or cook the cookies and then let them add cinnamon and sugar or icing.


 

 

"Jesus Lights up My Life" Craft

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What you will need: Card stock, yellow paper cup, glue, scissors, and markers.

How to Make a Sunshine Father's Day Card:

1. Print out the "Jesus, Lights up my Life!" pattern and make copies. (Patterns Available Members.)

2. Cut the rim off the cup.

3. Mark one inch from the bottom of the cup all the way around.

4. In class have your children cut slits about 1/2" apart all the way down to the 1" mark on the cup and then fold down the rays to make the sun.

5. Glue the sun to a piece of paper.

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God Created the Sun, Moon, and Stars Coloring Sheet

God Created the Sun, Moon, and Stars Coloring Sheet from www.daniellesplace.com

This cheery picture makes a great coloring sheet for preschool children. The large shapes are easy to color and the words next to each shape will help teach them to recognize words. The Bible verse with this sheet is Psalm 19:1 - "The heavens declare the glory of God; and
the firmament sheweth his handywork."

 

Patterns for this coloring sheet are available to members on The Resource Room. It is availble in both KJV and NIV.

 

 

 

 

"Lift Up Your Eyes and Look to the Heavens" Activity Sheet

Lift up your eyes to the heavens, Isaiah 40:26 Activity Sheet from www.daniellesplace.com

"Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing." Is. 40:26

Print out the picture onto dark paper and then have your children color the picture with colored pencils.

This Pattern is available to members on The Resource Room

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Play a Day and Night Things Identification Game

Discuss how God made day and night and put the sun, moon, and stars in the sky and why we have night and day. Name some good things about both. Like God gave us the day and put the sun in the sky to warm up the earth. We can go outside and play when it is light. The sun helps the grass, trees, and flowers grow. God gave us night so that we can rest. He put the stars and moon in the sky so we could see at night. All that God made is beautiful. And God saw that they were good. Fill a box full of things that you would use at night and some things that you would use during the day. For example, you could use slippers, pillow, teddy bear, alarm clock, bath robe, flash light, reading glasses, sun block, sun visor, shoes, Bible, etc. Show the children one item at a time and discuss what time of day you would use them.

 

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Decorate Cookies

Decorate cookies shaped like stars, moons, and suns with icing and sprinkles. You can buy the icing already made or use the recipe below:

Draw an Outline of a Sun and a Half Moon on a Sheet of Paper.

Have the children stick star stickers on the paper around the sun and moon outline. Cut or tear about 3" squares of yellow tissue paper. Have the children wad up the tissue squares and touch them to some watered down white glue and stick the tissue paper wad to the sun and moon. Thanks, Donna, for sending in this craft idea.

 

 

Graham Cracker Stars

What you will need: Graham crackers, frosting dyed yellow, gumdrops

How to make:

1. Break a graham cracker rectangle in half to make two squares.

2. Frost one square with frosting dyed yellow (I bought lemon frosting in a can);

3. Frost the second square and put it at right angles to the first one so it forms an 8 pointed star.

4. Put on sprinkles if you wish. Top with a spicy gumdrop to signify the spices brought by the
wise men.

 

 

Borax Stars

What you will need:

Borax found in the laundry detergent section of your store, pipe cleaners, wooden craft stick or other stick, a quart canning jar with a wide mouth, and string.

How to make:

1. Bend the pipe cleaner into an interesting shape like a star or heart.

2. Tie a string to the top of your shape and then tie the end of the string to a stick. Make sure the string is just long enough so that when you place the stick across the top of the jar the pipe cleaner shape will hang down into the jar but not touch the bottom.

3. Fill the jar with boiling water. Mix the Borax into the water a tablespoon at a time. You will need about three tablespoons per cup of water. Keep mixing Borax until you notice that the Borax isn’t dissolving and is settling on the bottom of the jar.

4. Place the stick across the top of the jar so that the pipe cleaner shape hangs down into the Borax solution. Set the jar aside overnight and do not disturb it until morning. In the morning you should have a beautiful crystallized pipe cleaner shape.

5. You can add beads to the top of your crystallized shape and hang a piece of paper with the words “Let there be Light” from the bottom of the shape.

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Make an "I Am the Light of the World" Sundial from a Paper Plate and Clay

Paper Plate Craft Sundial "I am the Light of the World" Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need: Paper plate, paint, paper, clay or play dough, marker, and craft sticks.

How to make:

1. In class have the children decorate the outside rim of a paper plate. Also have the write the Bible verse, "I am the Light of the world." John 8:12 around edge of the bottom of the paper plate. They should also make an dot in the center of the paper plate and a plus sign with letters N, S, E, W on the lines to make it look like a sundial. (A printable pattern for this craft is available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. Give each child a small ball of clay or play dough. Have them stick it to the middle of the plate and then press the craft stick into the clay so that it stands straight up. If you don't have clay, children can just punch a hole in the center of the paper plate and push a sharp straight stick through the hole down into the earth.

3. Children can use their sundial to tell time. Instruct them to place it out in their yard where it will be in the sun all day long. (They may need to put rocks on the sundial so it doesn't blow away.) They need to go outside every hour the first day and draw a line through the center of the shadow made by the craft stick. Show them how to mark the time of day next to the line they drew. After the first day of drawing lines, they can go outside and see what time it is by looking at the shadow of the stick and seeing where it falls on the lines they drew the day before.

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Make a Star Necklace

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Have your children make star necklaces using General Mills Fruity Stars Cereal and thin braiding cord, or cord used to make necklaces.

 

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Make a Sun, Moon, and Star Picture

God Created the Sun, Moon, and Stars Activity Sheet for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Paper, crayons or colored pencils, and star stickers or star-shaped cereal or pasta.

What to do:

1. Before class print out the craft page and make copies.

(A Pattern for this craft is available to members of The Resource Room.)

2. In class have your children color the picture and then glue on cereal stars, or use star stickers.

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Play a Sun and Planets Bible Verse Review Game

Before the game explain to the children that all the planets revolve around the sun. The sun is the center of our universe and Jesus should be in the center of our lives. Tell them that they are going to play a game and that if they are picked by the "sun", they will need to come up with one way they can make Jesus the center of their lives.

Have an adult be the "sun". The children will be the "planets" that revolve around the sun. Have them make a circle around the "sun". Play some music as the children walk around the "sun". Stop the music after a short period of time. The "sun" lifts up his right arm and points straight out like a hand on a clock. The child that is closest to his arm must say the Bible verse. He then gets a snack and goes back to his seat. Keep playing until all the children have been picked. Or you can have the child say one thing about why he is glad God made the sun, moon, or stars. For example, he may say, "I'm glad God made the star because they are so beautiful.

 

 

Keep the Stars in the Sky Balloon Game

Before class blow up some blue balloon and draw stars on them with a permanent ink marker. Give your children balloons and tell them to hit the balloons up in the air and try to keep the stars in the sky. You can also break the children up into teams and have them hit the balloon back and forth. See which team can do it the longest without dropping the balloon. If you have young children that are afraid of balloons, you can use inflatable balls.

 

 

Star Wars Bible Verse Review Game

sunday school star wars bible verse review cards bible game from www.daniellesplace.com

Before class print out the playing cards. In class give each child at least one card. Have your children line up in two rows with a table at the front of the room. Have the first two children place their cards down on the table. The child who has the highest card wins both cards. He must read or repeat the part of the Bible verse that is on the highest card, and then goes to the back of the line. If a child looses all his cards he must sit down. The child places the cards he wins underneath the cards that are already in his hands. He may not look at the cards once they are in his pile. Have the next two children in line place the card on top of their pile on the table. The child who has the highest card wins both cards. If the cards are of the same value, no one wins and they keep their cards. Keep playing until one child has all the cards or for a specified amount of time. Then see who has the highest score. (A Pattern for this activity is available to members of The Resource Room.)

A complete lesson is available on The Resource Room

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Sun Prints

Solar Print Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Sun Art Paper Kit (Kit Includes 15 Sheets)

Items to to make sun prints such as leaves and other natural shapes or small items found around the house. Craft foam shapes would work well also.

A large rectangle cake pan

Lemon Juice (Optional)

Water

Paper Towel

Pieces of card board the same size as the sun art paper.

 

How to Make the Sun Prints

1. Before class gather everything you will need. If you have access to natural items where you will be making the print such as leaves and flowers, you can have your children collect the items they would like to use before you start.

Place some water in the cake pan. If you have a sink, you can just fill the sink with a couple of inches of water and add a little lemon juice. Place pieces of paper towels on a counter near the sink or water where the children can put their wet sun art papers.

2. Have your children pick the items they would like to use for the print and arrange them on a sheet of paper.

3. When a child has decided on a design, give him a sheet of paper and place it with the blue side up on the piece of cardboard. If you are working outside, do this step in the shade. Tell your children that they should place their items on the paper as quickly as possible. Once their items are placed, pick up the paper and cardboard and place it in the sun. The paper will start to turn a lighter color. When the paper has turned a very light blue place the sheet of paper in the water. Rinse the sheet for about a minute and then place it on a paper towel. Place another piece of paper towel on top to dry off the paper.

4. If it is a windy day place the clear acrylic sheet over the items so they do not move while your are waiting for the sun to turn the paper a light color.

 

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"I am the light of the World" Sun Catcher

"I am the Light of the World" Tissue Paper and Clear Contact Paper Suncather Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock

Different colors of tissue paper

Clear contact paper

Scissors

Markers

 

 

 

How to make:

1. Before class cut card stock into frame shapes.

2. Cut pieces of clear contact paper to the same size as the border.

3. In class peal off the back of the contact paper and place it over a frame.

4. Have your students cut or tear pieces of tissue paper to make designs and stick them to the contact paper.

5. When the children are done with their designs, place another piece of contact paper over the back of the design. (Printing Problems?)

 

 

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