Five Fun Crafts Ideas


Looking for craft ideas for your children's ministry?

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Here you can find five of some of the craft ideas that we offer on this site...

1. How to make a marble run

marble run 1This is a craft idea that will especially appeal to boys, although girls will enjoy it too. For which Bible stories or themes could you use a marble run?

Think about the story of Jacob who saw a ladder going up to heaven. Or stories that have a building theme. Or what about stories where water plays an important role? Then if you use blue marbles, they can represent the flowing water. You could also use it at Christmas because of the angels who came from heaven, or as a picture of Jesus who came down from heaven. 

 To learn more about how to make a marble run, click on this link.


2. Psalm 150 - Thank you paper chain 

Paper Chain to thank God withIn Psalm 150 the writer calls us to praise God. When we praise God we are also thanking him for who he is and what he does. What are we thankful for? Do we tell God that we are thankful? Let’s make a paper chain of all sorts of things that we are thankful for.

To discover more about this fun prayer and crafts idea, click on this link.


3. Let's make crystals 

Abrams promise Sunday school kids ministry crystal makingTalk about the meaning of a promise. Read the Bible passage together. What does God promise Abram? Often it’s harder to believe in a promise if you can’t imagine how it could come true, or if you have to wait for a long time. Today we’re going to make crystals. This is a promise, but you’ll have to wait before you can see the crystals.

To check out this fun crafts idea, click on this link.


4. Create a night sky

abram1In the activity below we give you four easy craft ideas to (re)create a night sky with the children. You could use these ideas around God's promise to Abram, Advent or Christmas as you are thinking about the star of Bethlehem. Of course you can also use this idea also for the themes of creation and the greatness of God.

To find out more about these fun crafts ideas, click on this link.


5. Shooting at wolves - the Good Shepherd

wolfA shepherd should be able to defend himself against the wolves, that's why we’re going to have an arrow-shooting competition. We are going to the children how they can make their own arrow-shooter, and also how to make paper arrows.  Then we will put up some cardboard wolf heads, and see if the children can shoot their arrows and hit the wolves.

To start working with this fun crafts idea, click on this link.


Of course these are just a few of the fun crafts ideas on Creative Kidswork. 
You can find all the crafts ideas  here on the site.

 

 

Five Of Our Best Object Lessons


Let us introduce you to our Top 5 object lessons

Here at Creative Kidswork we offer you literally hundreds of fun, Biblical, easy to do object lessons that you can use within your Sunday school lesson or kids ministry. We at Creative Kidswork really believe in the power of the object lesson. Maybe we can get you also excited about them by giving you six reasons why you should use them. 

Object lessons:
- can help you to communicate an (abstract) Biblical truth in a clear and easy way. 
- are fun! 
- are visual! 
- will help children remember the Biblical lessons much longer. 
- can (very often) be reproduced at home, so children can demonstrate what they have learned
- can be of educational value. 

Nr 1 - The Energy Stick - a must have for any children’s worker, youth worker or pastor

energystickInvite a few children to come forward. Ask them to stand in a circle and hold hands. Take the energy stick in your right hand and take the hand of the child on your left. Ask the child on your right to also take hold of the other end (the silver end) of the energy stick. When they do this, something amazing happens. Lights go on and you hear a funny noise.

To learn more about our number 1 object lesson, click on this link.

Nr 2 - The (Holy) Trinity explained with the use of a Matryoska doll

russiandollHow do you explain the Biblical truth of the (Holy) Trinity n a way that they can see it and understand it? Of course you can use the image of an egg or the image of water. But did you know that you can also use a Matryoshka doll / Russian doll to very easily and visually explain the truth of the Trinity to them?

To learn more about our number 2 object lesson, click on this link.


Nr 3 - How to make a stick drawing magically come to life

brind a stick drawing to lifeYou can create a magical moment by bringing a stick figure to life. Ideal for when you do a talk about creation, the raising of Lazarus, Moses floating in the river, being alive in Christ, the raising of the son of the widow of Nain. 

To learn more about our number 3 object lesson, click on this link.


Nr 4 - Probably the best object lesson on the theme of faith

best object lesson on faithYou ask a child, teenager or adult to sit on a chair. You fill the cup with water and you promise them that you will turn the cup over above their heads, but that no water will come out.  Can they trust you? It is hard to trust when everything inside you screams the opposite. This is what faith is!

To learn more about our number 4 object lesson, click on this link.


Nr 5 - Demonstrating Jesus' power with the use of a balancing Soda Can

The only object lesson you can do all over the worldDid you know you can use a balancing Soda Can to tell any Bible story about Jesus healing and restoring people? And the great thing is that you can find a Soda Can all over the world. Wherever you are, you can do this object lesson! 

To learn more about our number 5 object lesson, click on this link.


Of course these are just a few of the hundreds of object lessons on Creative Kidswork. 
You can find all our object lessons here on the site.

Seven Cool Science Experiments

 

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Let us introduce you to seven cool science experiments on our site

We offer you lots of fun, Biblical and easy to do cool science experiments, that you can use within your Sunday school lesson or kids ministry.

We picked these seven ideas to show you which Bible stories and Biblical lessons you can tell and teach with the use of a science experiment.

1. How to use a Useless Box in your kids ministry  

Use the Useless Box for an object lesson

Have you ever heard of a Useless Box? It is a modern gadget that is seemingly totally useless. But we think it is a great way to tell Bible stories! Stories such as: 'God calling Moses near the burning bush', 'Paul's struggle with the flesh in Romans 7' and 'Jesus healing the centurion's servant.'

To learn more about an useless box, click on this link.

2. Believing you are right even when you are not! 

certainThis is fun illustration that you can use for teenagers and adults when you talk about being certain of something. Sometimes we totally believe that we are right even when we're not. When you use the gimmick that I demonstrate in the video below it will open the conversation. Hopefully it will help you talk about the truth of the Bible, what is faith? 

To learn more about this cool science experiment, click on this link.


3. Make a rainbow of snow

snow instantThis is not only a fun and spectacular experiment! We are offering you six powerful Biblical lessons that you can teach about while using a rainbow of snow. Lessons like the promises of God, the story of the Jesus calming the storm, the names of Jesus, the diversity of the church, the fruit of the Spirit and the names of God.

To learn more about how you make a rainbow of slnow,click on this link.


4. Create an altar of thanksgiving with a home-made lava lamp

altarDifferent people in the Bible created an altar as a way to thank God or to worship Him. Wouldn’t it be fun if we could also make an altar. An altar that we can use to thank God for all the good things He has given us. Or maybe use to worship God with. Of course we can't use a fire or an animal, but maybe we can use a lava lamp…

To learn more about you can make your own lava lamp, click on this link..


5. How to tell any Bible story using the Iodine and Thiosulfate Reaction

chemical cross Such a  simple yet spectacular experiment. With the help of iodine, starch and sodium thiosulfate you can tell any Bible story. Discover how...

To learn more about tis wonderful science experiment, click on this link.


6. How to create e a rainbow in a bowl of milk

rainbow of milkDid you know that you can create the most beautiful colour effects, even a rainbow, in a bowl of milk? You can combine this experiment with several Bible stories or Christian themes: creation, Noah and the rainbow, the Bethlehem star, light conquering darkness and the cross.  

Want to know how to make a rainbow in milk, click on this link.


7. The Sinking Orange Experiment

Jesus and the Samaritan womanWhat happens when you place a unpeeled orange into a bowl of water? Will it sink or float? And what happens when it is peeled? Which Bible stories can you tell with this experiment? What do you think about:  Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman, Jesus walking on the water, God's protection for His people, the great cloud of witnesses in Hebrew 12.

Want to know more about how you can use the floating orange experiment, click on this link..


Of course these are just a few of the cool science experiments on Creative Kidswork.
You can find all our easy to do experiments here on the site.