In the multi-media world we live in today, children are often entertained by mp3 players and video games. Age-appropriate Bible crafts for children ages 6 to 8 can combine wholesome entertainment and life-enriching learning experiences. Bible crafts are typically based on a particular scripture passage and can focus on a variety of themes, such as characters in the Bible, spiritual gifts or the love of God.
Characters of the Bible Crafts
Children ages 6 to 8 will enjoy a Bible lesson about a particular character of the Bible followed by a craft about that character. For an Angel T-shirt Craft, read Matthew 24:36 about angels. Then make angel t-shirts by printing an angel template on transfer printer paper and ironing the paper onto a 100% cotton t-shirt. Let the transfer rest long enough before peeling it from the shirt, or it may not stick.
Or create a Coat of Many Colors Craft. Teach the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colors in Genesis 37:3. Print a template for the kids to color and glue colored patches onto the coat.
Biblical Theme Crafts
Teach your 6- to 8-year-olds about biblical themes by helping them create a keepsake based on the lesson. Read 1 Corinthians 12:7, which states that a spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. Cover all sides of a rectangular tissue box with black construction paper. Cut around three sides of the box to create a treasure chest. Decorate on your own or using a template. Fill the treasure box with chocolate gold coins, painted rocks and sparkles.
Or teach a lesson on the love of God, based on John 3:16. Have children cut out hearts from red or pink construction paper, then write the words to John 3:16 on their heart. Glue the heart to cardboard – for stiffness – and cut out. Glue the heart to a magnet.
Brittany McComas has been writing since 2000. She has served as a scriptwriter, freelance writer, editor, dramaturg and producer for theater, television, radio and film. She wrote for a television series that won a Royal Television Society Award. McComas holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater from West Virginia University and a Master of Arts in scriptwriting from Bath Spa University.