by Karen & Grace Morris
Jesus calming the storm Bible craft is fun to make in your Sunday school class. Most of the supplies should be in your church supply cabinet. It is also easy to make.
When your students have finished making the craft, they can use it to tell the story to their friends and family.
After Jesus was teaching the crowd, He and His disciples got into a boat. Jesus fell asleep.
While the disciples were sailing across the sea (sometimes called a lake), a storm blew in. The wind was so bad that the disciples thought that the boat would sink.
So they woke Jesus up. He rebuked them for their disbelief and calmed the storm.
You can read the story in Mark 4:35-40 and Luke 8:22-25.
Fold the three cupcake liners in half. Make a line of glue on the bottom near the fold on one of the cupcake liners. Place the other cupcake liners on the glue. This will be the waves.
To make a boat, draw a crescent 4 1/4 by 1 inch. Then add a rectangle that is 2 by 1/2 inches. Add a 1 1/2 inch triangle for the sail. Before you cut the shape out, add a 5 1/4 by 1 1/2 inch rectangle to the bottom of the boat.
If you don't want to draw your own boat, then download the free PDF. (PDF opens in a new window)
Glue the boat in the center of the cupcake liner waves. It will be above the cupcake liners. The rectangle will hang below.
Draw the number six three times on black paper. The round shape is approximately 3 1/2 inches. Cut the number so that it is about 1/4 inch wide. This will be the wind.
On your paper, draw a curved line approximately 8 inches long. Start it about 1 inch from the bottom edge and curve the line, approximately 4 1/2 inches from the other bottom corner. Cut on the line, but don't cut near the edges. This will be the stormy sea.
Glue the spirals that represent the wind to the top corner above the curved line.
Add the boat with the waves to the cut line.
When you move the boat to the wind, it will look like a stormy sea. Move the boat back to the start after Jesus calms the sea.
Now, use this calming the storm Bible craft to tell the story.