Elijah Bible crafts will take you through the key points of the prophet's life. By the way, you won't need a lot of supplies, mostly colored paper and paper plates.
During the time of Elijah, Ahab was king of Israel. The king's wife's name was Jezebel. They worshiped Baal, not the Lord. You can read the stories about Elijah in 1 Kings 17 through 2 Kings 2.
The first two Elijah Bible crafts show that God provided food for His prophet.
Elijah predicts a drought. The Lord tells him to go to the brook of Cherith and the ravens will bring bread and meat for him to eat. 1 Kings 17:1-6
With a white pencil, draw a 6-inch circle from black paper. You could use a regular pencil, but white is easier to see.
Cut the circle out. Also, cut two 2 1/2 by 9 inch rectangles.
Hold the two rectangles together and round the bottom of one of the corners to make the tips of the wings. Cut slits in the sides to make the feathers.
Glue the rectangles to the back of the circle at an angle so that they look like wings.
Cut a 1 1/2 inch square from orange or yellow paper. Fold so that it look like a triangle.
Make a small hole just below the fold on the orange square. Also, make a hole where you want the beak to go on the raven. Use a push pin to make the holes. Thread a paper clip through the two holes.
Or you could put a dot of hot glue just below the fold on the orange paper. Bend the center of the paper clip up some and place the clip on the hot glue.
Cut a 4 by 2 inch rectangle from light brown paper. Round the top corners so that it looks like a loaf of bread. Place the paper under the center part of the paper clip to represent the bread that the raven brought.
Write on the rectangle “God Provided.”
Place under the paper clip.
The creek dried up, and God told Elijah to go to a woman and ask for bread. She said that she only had enough flour and oil to make one cake, enough for her son and her. Elijah said that there would be enough flour and oil until the Lord brought rain to the land. So the woman made bread, enough for herself, her son, and Elijah. 1Kings 17:7-16
Fold a paper plate in half. Mark the sides in 2 1/2 inches from the edge.
Fold the sides to the center on the 2 1/2 marks.
Cut off the sides on the fold line. Fold the rim down to the outside.
Color the inside of the large piece of the paper plate brown.
Staple the sides. Write flour on the outside.
Use one of the side pieces that were cut off from the paper plate. Draw a bottle shape on it.
Fold and cut a slit.
Cut a 4 3/4 by 2 1/2 rectangle from yellow paper.
Glue the rectangle to the back of the bottle shape. Write oil on the front.
Elijah asked the king to assemble the people and the prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel. The prophets of Baal made an altar and called on their gods. Elijah made an altar with twelve stones. He placed wood on the altar and made a trench around it. Then he had his servants fill four barrels with water and poured it on the offering and altar. They did it three times. Elijah then prayed. The Lord sent fire down from heaven and consumed the offering, altar, and licked up the water. 1 Kings 18:20-38
From brown paper, cut six 2-inch circles. Also, cut a 10 by 1 inch rectangle and a two 4 by 1/2 inch rectangles.
From white construction paper, cut six 2-inch circles. Color the circles gray.
Glue the circles on the white background sheet so that it looks like a pile of rocks.
Cut four squares, 2 3/4 inches. Cut off the bottom corners Also, cut a curved line on the top so that it looks like a bucket.
From blue paper cut four tear shapes 2 3/4 by 1 inch. Also, cut a rectangle 10 by 1 1/2 inches.
Glue the tear shapes to the buckets to represent water that was poured out. Glue the rectangle to the large brown rectangle.
Glue the two 4 by 1/2 inch rectangles to the top of the rocks at an angle so that it looks like wood.
Glue the buckets to the sides of the picture. Place the rectangles on the bottom of the page.
Use a blue crayon to color over the picture.
To make the fire from heaven, draw curved lines on the yellow paper. The lines look something like a long S shape that ends in a point. Go around the S shapes with an orange marker. Cut around the shapes. With the marker, make more squiggly lines near the top.
Fold about 1 inch off the top of the picture and 1 inch on the top of the yellow paper. Place the yellow paper on the back of the picture with the flame towards the inside. Staple the flame to the picture.
Bring the flame to the front to show that fire from heaven that consumed the altar.
Another one of Elijah Bible crafts that uses a paper plate.
When Elijah and Elisha were talking, a chariot and horses of fire appeared. 2 Kings 2:11
Cool, there are more fiery Elijah Bible crafts.
Draw a 3 1/2 by 3 inch rectangle in the center of the paper plate.
Make yellow, red, and orange lines on the rectangle to represent fire. Color the rest of the plate blue or gray.
Cut a spiral around the plate. Cut around the rectangle. It still needs to be attached to the spiral.
Cut off a 3-inch piece of the end and attach just below the chariot to give it more stability.
From black paper, cut a 9 by 3 inch rectangle. Fold the rectangle in half. Draw a boot shape on the paper. The neck is approximately 3 1/2 by 1 and the curved part is about 2 1/2 by 1 1/2. Also cut a 1-inch square from black paper.
Cut on your lines. You will have two boot shapes. Cut the square corner to corner so that you have two triangles.
Glue the triangles to the top of the boot shape for ears.
Cut a 2 1/2 by 1 inch rectangle from orange and red tissue paper for the mane. Glue to the side of the boot shape.
Glue the two boot shapes together to make the horse.
Cut 12 inch of red yarn. Wrap once around the nose of the horse. Then wrap it around the neck and tie in a knot.
Cut two 2 inch circles from black paper. Fold in half and in half again. Cut a curved line at the tip of the fold to make the wheels of the chariot. Glue the wheels to the sides of the chariot.
Paper clip the horse to the paper plate just below the chariot.
Cut 2 by 1 inch rectangles that come to a point for the flames. Glue to the chariot.
When making Elijah Bible crafts, think about how the Lord took care of His prophet.