Bible Scroll Craft Kids Can Make

by Karen & Grace Morris

The Bible scroll craft would be great for learning Bible verses. This can make memorizing Scripture fun!

You can also tell your children about the Dead Sea Scrolls. The scrolls were found between 1946-1956 by Bedouin shepherds and archaeologists (according to Wikipedia). They were in jars in caves. In 2021 archeologist found another cave for a total of 12.

But unlike the scrolls in the caves of Qumran, your child will want to look at their scroll every day. So they can remember the verses.

Bible scroll craft

You can even make a container to put the scroll in.

Do you have preschoolers? Instead of writing a verse, have them draw pictures on the Bible scroll craft.

You will need;

For the Bible Scroll Craft;

  • Brown paper lunch bag
  • Pens, markers, or pencils
  • White or tacky glue
  • 2 Plastic straws

For Container;

  • Small cardboard roll
  • White glue
  • Eye dropper
  • Water
  • Yellow and red food coloring
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper plate
rip the paper bag

Cut the side without the seam from a lunch sized paper bag.

Wad the paper lunch bag up and rip the sides so that it looks old.

write a verse

Write a message on your lunch bag. A great idea is to write down a memory verse. Leave a border on a top, bottom, and sides.

preschooler can draw

Younger children can draw a picture. Maybe something from a Bible story.

add the straw to the sides

Add some glue to the sides of the scroll. Cut the straws so that they are about 6 to 6 3/4 inches. Place on the glue and roll some. Let the glue dry.

roll the scroll

After the glue has dried, roll each of the straws to the center. You will be able to unroll it anytime you like. However, when you're ready to put it back in its pot below, remember to roll it back up.

Directions for the Earthenware Pot

earthenware pots

The glue paint will look shiny, like glaze that is used on pottery. The picture shows the difference. The first container is painted with the glue, the second one is painted with washable paint.

add food coloring to glue

So put some white glue on a paper plate. Add about 18 drops of water using the eye dropper, so that the glue is thin like paint. Add 2 drops of red food coloring and 3 drops of yellow to the glue to turn it orange.

Be careful, food coloring with spot clothes.

mix the colors and glue

Mix the food coloring and water in the glue.

paint the cardboard tube

With a paintbrush, paint the glue on the cardboard roll. Let dry on a paper plate. To make it darker, you can paint a second coat.

let the tube dry

When the pot is drying, some glue should roll down the cardboard roll and onto the paper plate.

cut around the paper plate

After it dries, don't remove the cardboard roll from the paper plate. Instead, cut around the cardboard roll so that a piece of the paper plate covers one of the openings.

add the scroll to the pot

Put your scroll inside the pot.

Want to read more about the Dead Sea Scrolls? Here is the link to the Wikipedia article.

The Bible scroll craft can help children remember Scripture. They might even want to make more than one scroll.

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