The blind man craft will help your Sunday school class remember that Jesus healed those who could not see. Bartimaeus was sitting by the road begging. When he heard that Jesus was walking by, he called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.” Jesus did have mercy because the man was able to see. You can read the story in Mark 10:46-52. Another time, Jesus used clay to heal a man that was blind from birth. The story is in John 9:1-34.
The blind man crafts include funny glasses and play dough.
Sometimes people who are blind wear dark glasses. Here are some shades that you can make. Before you start, show your students a pair of glasses or sunglasses.
Choose your favorite color of construction paper. Fold the paper in half. With your pencil, draw a 3 by 2 1/2 inch oval. For the nose piece, draw a 1/4 inch line from the oval to the fold. Draw another line approximately 1 inch from the first line.
Cut out your pieces. Also, cut a half-circle in the center of the lenses.
Draw your shape on a piece of card stock. Cut the shape out, including, the half-circle.
Glue the two paper glasses together.
Make a hole on each side.
Cut the pipe cleaner in half. Then thread the pipe cleaner piece in the hole on the side of the glasses. Do the same with the other side. Bend some to represent the earpieces.
Jesus made clay then, He put the clay on the man's eyes. John 9:6.
With this recipe, there is no need to cook on the stove. Measure two parts flour to one part salt and one part water and put in a bowl.
You can make a small ball of dough with 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup salt, and 1/4 cup water. Make sure that you have more flour or water in case the dough is too dry or wet.
Add some brown paint so that it looks like mud.
Then add water and mix to make a dough.
Give each child a paper plate. Have them color the top so that it looks like hair. Also, draw a mouth and a nose. Leave the place for the eyes blank.
Give each child two small globs of dough.
Have them place the dough where the eyes would be. Have them place the wiggly eyes on the dough.
Jesus told the man to go wash in the pool of Siloam. See John 9:7. To make the craft accurate, the kids need to remove the dough. Then glue the eyes on the plate.
Then they will be able to take the craft home to show their parents.
The blind man craft will help your class remember that people received their sight. When Jesus was on Earth, He healed other physical ailments. Here are more crafts about healing;