Christian Crafts for Kids

christian crafts for kids

Christian crafts for kids are a hands-on way to teach lessons about life. Since crafts are something that all cultures have in common, they become a great way to teach about different countries.

Oftentimes, children and adults who are living in poverty sell crafts as a way to provide for their families. This page features crafts from various cultures. Kids will learn how to create their own games, make candles, recycle trash into toys, design puzzles, and even how to make their own soap! Through these Christian crafts for kids, children will gain a deeper understanding of living in poverty.

While making these crafts, take time to discuss how people live in developing countries. Have your children locate the difference countries on a map and encourage them to research the area—neighboring countries, bodies of water, languages spoken, and religions. It may be just what your child needs to develop a compassionate heart for those who are less fortunate.

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For the Birds

Make a birdfeeder out of a pinecone, peanut butter and seed!

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Kids Activity: Make your own jump rope!
Jump for Joy

Kids living in poverty often make toys by reusing old items. You can reuse plastic bags to make this jump rope.

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Kids Activity: Pieces of the Whole
Pieces of the Whole

A tangram is an ancient Chinese puzzle. Make your own magnetic tangram set with a recycled tin container.

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Kids Craft: Hanging Together
Hanging Together

Decorate clothespins to look like your family members!

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A Cup of Laughter

Craft a cuica [KWEE-kah], a Brazilian instrument that makes a laughing sound, with supplies around your house!

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Make and play this game from Haiti, which is similar to the game of jacks.

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A Place for Thanks

This Thai-themed placemat will keep your table clean while reminding you to be thankful for food and to ask God to provide for kids who don’t have enough to eat. Decorate it with bright colors like those worn by Thailand’s Karen tribe.

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Shekere, Rattle and Roll

Here’s how to make your own shekere using recycled and found items, the way children who can’t afford instruments do.

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An “Egg”-cellent Bus

In Chennai, India, many kids take the city bus to school. Recycle an egg carton to make a city bus like the ones found in Chennai!

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Sculpt a Masterpiece

Children around the world enjoy sculpting! Here’s a recipe for play dough so you can make your own sculptures.

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Make your own game board for mancala, a game of strategy that’s been around for thousands of years.

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Little Light of Mine

Candles can help kids who don’t have electricity in their homes to read in the dark. Try making your own candle!

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Stompin' Feet

You can recycle cans and pretend you’re an elephant!

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Unforgettable Watering Can

Recycle empty milk jugs to make this elephant watering can!

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Designed to a T!

Design your own T-shirt, just like some Compassion-assisted children in Peru.

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Give a Hoot!

Choose what colors you want to use for this wise owl.

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Let Friendship Bloom

Reuse colorful tissue paper to make flowers to give away.

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A Puzzle With a Purpose

Create a puzzle that features your own artwork and an encouraging Bible verse.

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Weave Your Own Rug

A mat can help keep floors in kids’ homes tidier and warmer, which is important for their family’s health. This one can be made from strips of old towels or other fabrics, but an unneeded bed sheet works best.

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Easy Homemade Soap

It is important to wash your hands with soap because soap washes away and kills germs that make people sick. Compassion centers teach kids in developing countries just how important this is. You can make your own soap. Craft stores sell the supplies.

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A Basket for Goodies

Weave a school-supply basket using a cereal box and water bottle, just like kids in other countries do.

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Ready, Set, Go!

Make a memory game from bottle caps.

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Make your own music shaker from recycled materials.

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