I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to look at is a snake. I think they are gross even when they are behind glass in a pet place. They just stare at you all creepy like and curl around everything. So if God told Moses to tell people to look at his bronze snake and they would be healed, yikes, not at the top of my list of things to do. But, I would do it so I could live. Faith needs to be stronger than our fear.
Kids need to know that sometimes, we need to believe in the most far-fetched thing. We don’t know God’s plan, but he has it all worked out, we just need to trust him. Even though this craft goes with Numbers 21, we can be reminded of this event in John 3:14-15. It says, “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” The words of Jesus, Amen.
- one pipe cleaner per child
- one straw per child (a pencil would work too)
- two beads per child
I just pulled stuff from my box, you could really make these any color and the kids will get the point. I mean, let’s face it, most crafts end up in the garbage when they get home. You are giving the kids an experience to remember. Check out the step by step directions in this picture, so easy!
This is just something a little different from a paper activity and if you are doing a Bible snake theme for some reason, check out this Snake Proof craft! Or if you want some yummy snake-like things to make, you have to try these Homemade Tootsie Rolls. They actually work. Have fun teaching!