Monthly Archives: February 2015

1 John 2:15 Torn Paper Heart Craft

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Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15

So, how many different times are you and the kiddos in your class going to make hearts to show Jesus’ love or to love one another? Probably a lot. Here is a simple way to change it up.

For this craft you need:

  • one printed page per child 1 John 2 15
  • torn or cut little squares of colored paper
  • glue
  • tablecloth or newspaper for the table

Simply have the kids glue the pieces of paper in the heart. No two will be alike and they will enjoy being able to create their heart as they like. After all, Jesus loves us each for the individual we are and we each feel his love differently in our lives.

1 John 3:2 Butterfly Craft

June 2014 012Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2)

At some point, school age children study butterflies. How they start as a caterpillar, wrap themselves in a cocoon, and transform into a beautiful, unique butterfly. Right now, here on earth, as we grow in Christ we are like that caterpillar. What we will be or do is not fully known, but if we listen to God, pray to Him, and follow His word, we will see the path He wants us to take. We are in that cocoon. When we accept Jesus into our hearts and ask Him to forgive us of our sins, we become that butterfly. We have Him living in our hearts and we can see Him.

For this craft you need:

Watercolor paints advice: Water color does not come out of cement in sidewalks! I was nearly in tears when I walked out and saw the teacher had done the project right on the sidewalk in front of the doors. There was water color all over! I thought you could just pour water over it and it would wash off. No! I had to go home and get a brush and baking soda, and we scrubbed. After much effort between myself and my husband, we got it pretty faded. We did let the people we were renting from know and they said no big deal, she didn’t even notice. Live and learn!

Of course, you could just use crayons, but the paints can mix things up a bit.