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Vacation Bible School (VBS) Crafts and Activities Page

 

 

Outback and Australian Craft Ideas

Kangaroo Planter Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Have children make Kangaroo Planters, and plant flowers to
give to the sick.

Kangaroo Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Have children make Kangaroos with a pockets.


 

 

Great Crafts for Any VBS

 

Silver Duct Tape Cross Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Foil Cross Craft

Foil Tape Cross Crafts are appropriate for all ages and very cheap to make. A roll of foil tape will make hundreds of crosses. Even very young children can use untensil such as straws and the tips of pens to decorate their crowns.

Children can write their names on the cross to remind them that Jesus died for them.

Note - Children will want to make more than one of these so make lots of extras.

Make up lots of samples and so children picrture of different design they may want to incorporate into thier own design.

 

 

 

Folding Craft Stick Books of the Bible Memory Game www.daniellesplace.com

Folding Craft Sticks Canvas

These folding craft stick canvases can be used for many different purposes. The stick canvas folds up into a compact pile of sticks and unfolds again to reveal the art work.

Children of all ages will enjoy working with these.

Younger children can use markers to draw pictures of what they are learning about. They can make gifts with special messages to give to their neighbors and friends.

Older children can write Bible verses and decorate the canvases with permanent markers. These would make great gifts for prison ministry or shut-ins.

The craft stick canvases are very cheap and easy to make, but do take some preparation. I would suggest that they are taped together by adults before class. Children will have difficulty taping them correctly and lining up the sticks so they are straight.

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Creator - Fish Craft

Craft Stick Fish Craft for VBS from www.daniellesplace.com

This Craft Stick Fish Craft is great for Vacation Bible School. It costs only pennies to make and allow room for creativity.

These fish were made with jumbo craft sticks, but you can use regular-sized craft sticks instead. You can use the "Jesus" pattern or let your children design their own center.

 

 

 

 

 

Elijah and the Raven Craft Kit - Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

Provider - Raven Craft

This cute little bird can be made from craft foam or construction paper.

A small sign is attached to its beak to remind children of the story, and that God will provide for them like he did Elijah in the wilderness.

 

 

 

lion paper plate craf from www.daniellesplace.com

 

Protector - Paper Plate Lion Craft

Younger children will enjoy making this lion paper plate craft.

It will remind them how God protected Daniel and he protects them.

 

 

 

Silver Tape Duct Tape Cross Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Savior - Cross Craft

This cross craft is appropriate for all ages and very cheap to make. A roll of foil tape will make hundreds of crowns. Even very young children can use untensil such as straws and the tips of pens to decorate their crowns.

Every cross will be unique. Make extras because children love to make more than one of these.

 

 

 

King of Kings Crown Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

King - Foil Crown Craft


This Foil Crown Craft is appropriate for all ages and very cheap to make.

A roll of foil tape will make hundreds of crowns. Even very young children can use untensil such as straws and the tips of pens to decorate their crowns.

Every crown will be unique. Make extras because children love to make more than one of these.

 

 

Nature of God Posters from www.daniellesplace.com

Nature of God Posters


Posters are great creative crafts for all ages and everyone is one of a kind. Cut out words and letter shapes for: Creator, Provider, Protector, Savoir, and King from different colors of paper (Left over scrapbooking paper would work great or cut letters from advertisments.) Stick them all in the center of the table with stickers and Christian-themed pictures and have your children search through them and pick the ones they want to use to create a unigue poster.

 

 

Jungle Decorations and Games

 


 

 

Ocean and Water Craft Ideas from this Site:

 

Twisted Water Bottle Fish Craft from www.daniellesplace.com Rainbow fish puppet craft made from paper cups www.daniellesplace.com Craft stick Tissue Paper Fish Sock Octopus Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com Bubble Wrap Sea Turtle Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

 

 

Love is . . . "Floatsam" Folding Craft Stick Craft or Plaque Craft

Folding Craft Stick "Floatsam" Craft

This Craft is great for any age child. Older children can tape the crafts stick together so that they fan fold up into a pile, and younger children can glue the sticks to other sticks to make a plaque.

Have your children write words and draw pictures on the craft sticks that describe what love is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper Treasure Chest Craft

Paper Treasure Chest Craft for VBS from www.daniellesplace.com

This is a great Craft for any age. Children will love storing their treasures in the box.

Print out the pattern onto brown paper and have your children add details with colored pencils.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Is . . . Paper Plate Craft, Game, and Learning Activity

Love Is . . . Paper Plate Craft, Game, and Learning Activity  from www.daniellesplace.com

In this Game children learn what it means to love with this fun paper plate game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craft Suggestions from this site:

 


 


 


 

Agency D3 VBS

 

Grades - First - 6th, Uses HCSB Translation - Includes a take-home CD to minister to families - Seems like it is designed more for older children


362687: Agency D3--VBS Grades 1-6 Starter Kit

Agency D3: Discover Decide Defend, the 2014 VBS from Lifeway.

Bible Theme: But honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. (1 Peter 3:15)

Bible Translation: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Ages: Grade 1 to Grade 6 (ages 6-12);

Agency D3 is an organization comprised of highly skilled operatives - the best of the best - dedicated to discovering, deciding and defending the truth of Jesus. Cadets are trained to answer the most important question, "Who is Jesus?" They'll use evidence kits to follow eyewitness reports, physical proof, and biblical accounts to collect and log evidence about Jesus. Prepare your agents for adventure and intrigue with gadgets, maps, activity training grounds, communications, and snacks while investigating 1 Peter 3:15.

Bible Content (Evidence / Scripture Verses):

Day 1: Is Jesus Really God's Son? (An Eyewitness Report - Matthew 3:13-17; John 1:29-36)Day 2: Was Jesus More Than Just a Good Man? (Background Check - Mark 6:1-6, 30-56)Day 3: Was Jesus' Death Real? (Death Confirmed -Mark 14:22-28; 15:22-47)Day 4: Is Jesus Alive? (Physical Proof - Luke 24:1-48)Day 5: What Do I Do with the Evidence About Jesus? (Summing Up the Evidence - Acts 2:14-42; 1 Peter 3:15)

 

 

 

Craft Ideas from this site:

Secret Message Folding Craft Stick
Game and Craft

Unfolded the words on this craft look like just a bunch of words, but if you fold up the craft stick and look from the side a secret message is revealed.

 

 

 

 

 

Craft Ideas for Any VBS

 

Folding Craft Sticks Bible Verse Memory Game

Folding Craft Sticks Bible Verse Review Game www.daniellesplace.com

The craft sticks are taped together so that when the craft sticks are pushed together from the top and bottom of the stack they fan fold up into a compact stack of sticks for storage. This craft is great to use as a memorization tool. Children can test themselves by unfolding one section at a time to reveal the next part of the verse.

What you will need:

WoodsiesWoodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" 50/Pkg - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape. *You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Permanent Markers, crayons, or colored pencils - (The washable markers don't work well because the smear.)

 

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Canvas:

1. Cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.

3. Turn the2. Place two sticks together, side by side, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape. two sticks over so that they are diaganal to you.

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

Folding Craft Stick Bible Lesson Review Craft www.daniellesplace.com

5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

Children can use permanment markers, pens, or colored pencils to write the Bible verse on the sticks and then decorate them. They can also draw a picture on the back of the sticks that represents the Bible verse or the Bible story.

If a child messes up while working on his canvas, you can pull off the tape where he messed up and replace it with new tape.

These folding craft stick canvases can also be used for other purposes. You can also be used to make greeting cards for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Birthdays.

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The sticks can be reused by just pulling off the tape and placing new tape over the sticks.

 

 

Craft Stick Fish Craft

Craft Stick Fish Craft from www.daniellesplace.com www.daniellesplace.com

 

Craft Stick Fish

This craft is great for Vacation Bible School. It costs only pennies to make and allow room for creativity.

These fish were made with jumbo craft sticks, but you can use regular-sized craft sticks instead. You can use the "Jesus" pattern or let your children design their own center.

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Handling Craft Projects

Hand out a brown paper bag and small paper plate for each project. The children should put their names on both before they start their craft. The paper plate keeps you from having to clean paint off the table and off your hands when the children are done with their projects. You just pick up the paper plate with their projects on them and move them to a table to dry without having to touch the wet project. When the project dries stick them in the paper bag to store.  (We kept all the projects until the last day)  They were then taken to the children's rooms. After our closing program the children took their parents to meet their teachers and pick up their projects. This was a good incentive to get the children and parents to come back.

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Memory Cross-Bible Verse Craft and Memorization

Here is a great way for your students to memorize Bible verses. This origami cross can be folded over and over changing shapes and showing a different part of the Bible verse each time. Your children will find that it is hard to stop using them once they start. Memory Cross offers Bible verses that go along with many of the most popular Vacation Bible School programs. They have one for the plan of salvation which would be a great witnessing tool for your VBS. They also have many other Bible verse packages you can pick from. If they don't have what you want, you can custom order them. Or you can order blank ones and have your children make their own. (See the pictures below.) Go to Memory Cross to order yours today!    

 

Memory cross

 

Great Craft for any VBS Program!

 

This origami craft is fun to play with and educational at the same time. It is designed so that each time it is folded it shows another picture or part of a Bible verse and then keeps repeating over and over. The Memory Cross will help your children remember their Bible verses as they play. They can be used with any VBS program. Children of all ages will enjoy designing their own Memory Crosses. The small Memory Crosses cost 40 cents each and the 7" x 7" cost 50 cents each. Go to Memory Cross web site to order yours today!

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VBS Crafts and Activity Ideas

 

Western Theme VBS


 


 

 

Egypt Theme


 


 


 

 

Safari Theme


 


 

mancala game Craft

Also See the African Safari Crafts and Activities Page


 

 

Memory Cross