Free Armor of God Craft

by Karen & Grace Morris

Have fun making this armor of God craft. The project is based on Ephesians 6:10-18. It is a quick and easy activity to make in your Sunday School class. Or you can make it at home with your own children.

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All you will need is a copy of the PDF and a paper bag for each student. 

The quick and easy craft will bring the Bible verses to life for the children in your class.

Creating the armor of God craft is a great way to teach about the verses found in Ephesians chapter six. As your students make each piece, talk about the biblical significance so that you can deeper their understanding.

Here Are Some of My Thoughts

When Paul was writing the letter to the Ephesians, he was prisoner in Rome. He probably looked at a Roman guard and thought about how he could use it as a visual to teach biblical truth.

First, you need to understand how people dressed during that time frame. Everyone wore a tunic, which was a piece of fabric with holes for your head and arms. If you wanted to go on a journey or into battle, you wore a belt so you could tuck the tunic into it, so your tunic would not flap around. So we need to put on the Belt of Truth. Truth is found in the Bible.

The soldier's belt also had a strap for his sword. The Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. It is the Spirit that reveals the Bible to us. The Bible is sharper than a two-edged sword. (Hebrews 4:12)

The breastplate protects the heart and other vital organs. In the Bible, the heart refers to our thinking (the definition of the Greek word kardia. See Strong's Concordance), but the breastplate can also protect our emotions. The righteousness of Christ protects us.

The shoes protect our feet. We can stand because we as Christians know that we have peace with God because Jesus died for our sins.

We use the Shield of Faith by trusting in God.

The Helmet of Salvation gives us hope that we believed the message and are Christians. God is now for us.

Here’s the good news: this craft is not complicated at all. No need to become a blacksmith! Follow the step-by-step directions, even young children will enjoy creating their own armor of God craft.

The Armor of God Craft

Be sure to make your own paper bag puppet so that your students can see what the finished product will look like.

finished puppet

You will need:

You can also provide additional materials, such as sequins, foil, and colored paper, so that the children can decorate their armor.

armor step 1

Print a copy of the PDF for each student. There are three pages the helmet and shoes, breastplate and belt, the shield and sword.

Let your children color each piece. Roman armor was made from iron or bronze, so use gray for most of the pieces. Then cut around the outside of each piece.

armor step 2

Glue the belt of truth to the breastplate. It is important to believe the truth and be truthful.

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Glue the breastplate to the bag just below the flap. In 1 Thessalonians 5:8, the breastplate is call faith and love.

armor step 4

Place some glue on the tab of the shoes. Put the tab on the inside of the bag so that you can read the words on the shoes. The Shoes of Peace of the Gospel reminds us to spread the love of Christ where ever you go.

armor step 5

Glue the long rectangle on the back of the bag below the flap.

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Glue the arms to the ends of the rectangle, so that they show in front of the breastplate.

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Glue the Shield of Faith to one of the hands on your puppet. The purpose of a shield is to protect. Our faith in Christ acts as a shield, protecting us from anything that tries to shake us.

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Glue the helmet to the flap of the bag. The helmet represents salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

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The final piece of the armor is the Sword of the Spirit. Have your students glue it to the other hand on the puppet. The sword is the Word of God. Teach your class how the Bible can help them live life.

By the time your class finishes the armor of God craft, they will have learned something about Ephesians 6:10-18 on a deeper level. It’s a wonderful, easy, and fun way to bring the Bible to life.

Once the craft session concludes, encourage your students to take their Armor of God home and place it somewhere they can see often. This way, the daily visual reminder will act as a conversation opener with family and inspires them to continue living by these principles.

In conclusion, this armor of God craft is an innovative approach to teach your Sunday School class the precepts found in Ephesians 6:10-18. It affirms that crafting can indeed be an instrument for teaching faith – hammering in biblical principles in a way that's enjoyable and memorable.

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