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.
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.
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 message on your lunch bag. A great idea is to write down a memory verse. Leave a border on a top, bottom, and sides.
Younger children can draw a picture. Maybe something from a Bible story.
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.
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.
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.
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 food coloring and water in the glue.
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.
When the pot is drying, some glue should roll down the cardboard roll and onto 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.
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.