by Karen & Grace Morris
Elisha Bible crafts are about an interesting prophet of God. He knew Elijah. He even saw Elijah taken to heaven in a whirlwind. Several acts of Elisha are mentioned in the Bible. He helped a widow pay her debt, healed a king of leprosy, and caused an ax to float. A man and woman were kind to him and provided a room. The stories about Elisha are in Second Kings chapters two through thirteen. The stories for the Elisha Bible crafts are found in 2 Kings 4, 5, and 6.
The Elisha Bible crafts are easy. Most just use construction paper but you might also make sure that you have some foil, paper plates, craft sticks, and envelopes.
A widow had two sons. She owed a creditor some money. He came to take her two sons. She asked Elisha what to do. Elisha wanted to know what she had. She said that she only had a jar of oil. The prophet told the widow to borrow empty containers from her neighbors. She filled the containers with her oil. The oil did not run out until she had filled the last container. She then sold the oil. It was enough money to pay off the creditor. The story is in 2 Kings 4:1-7.
Print the PDF of the jars. (opens in a new window) Color the containers different colors. Or you could use the PDF as a template and cut the jars from different colors of construction paper.
Fold a paper plate in half. Then fold the sides over to the center. Unfold and you should have six wedge shapes. Do the same for the second plate.
On one of the plates cut on the fold lines so that you cut out one of the wedges.
Cut out the jars. Glue the smaller containers to the six places on the paper plate.
Glue the larger container just above the cut edge so that it looks like something is being poured out.
Cut a tear shape from yellow construction paper. Glue near the jar. Also, make two or more circles using a hole punch and glue just below the tear shape.
Poke the brad through the center of both paper plates. A push pin makes a small hole so that the brad is easier to push in.
A Shunammite woman thought that Elisha was a man of God. So, she asked her husband to make an upper room for Elisha. She wanted the room to have a bed, table, stool, and a candlestick. You can read the story in 2 Kings 4:8-11.
Fold your 9 by 12 sheet of paper in half. Draw a rounded door 5 by 4 inches next to the fold. It is approximately 2 inches from the bottom.
Cut on your lines.
Cut 3 1/2 by 1 inch piece of construction paper.
For the bed, cut a 3 by 1 1/4 inch rectangle. Also cut a 1 1/4 by 3/4 rounded rectangle for the pillow. Glue the pillow to the top of the bed.
Cut a 1 1/2 inch square from paper. Cut the square into a small “h” shape to make the chair.
For the table, cut a 2 by 1 1/2 inch rectangle. Cut two small rectangles at two of the corners so that it looks like a table.
For the candle, cut a 1/2 inch square from paper. Also, cut a small tear shape from yellow paper for the flame. Glue the flame to the candlestick. Glue the candle on the table.
Fold the 3 1/2 by 1 inch rectangle back and forth to make the stairs. Glue the stairs just inside the door and on the outside.
Glue the candle to the table.
Place the bed, table, and chair behind the door and glue them in place.
There are two Elisha Bible crafts that take place at the Jordan River.
Naaman wanted Elisha to heal him. Elisha sent a messenger to tell Naaman to wash in the Jordan River seven times and then he would be healed. The story is in 2 Kings 5:1-14.
Cut two stick figures approximately 4 1/2 by 3 inches from the index cards. Draw a face and hair on both. Add red dots to represent leprosy on one of the stick figures.
Glue the craft stick to one of the figures.
Glue the other stick figure on top of the craft stick.
Cut two 9 1/2 by 4 inch rectangles from blue paper. (Make the paper the size of the envelope.)
Cut the flap off the envelope.
Glue one piece of paper to one side of the envelope. Do the same with the other piece. You can use a glue stick if you want. Cut a wave design in the top of the paper and envelope.
Fold the envelope in half. Cut a small slit in the bottom center.
Place the craft stick through the slit in the envelope. Move the craft stick up and down to represent Naaman dipping in the river. After seven dips, turn the envelope over to the side with no spots.
Another Naaman is healed craft.
The sons of the prophets went to the Jordan River to cut some wood and the ax head fell into the river. The men were worried because it was borrowed. The man of God asked them where the ax fell into the water. They showed him. The man of God tossed in a stick and the ax floated. 2 Kings 6 :1-7.
Cut a 12 by 3 1/4 inch curved rectangle from blue paper. Make the rectangle look like a river.
Cut a 2 1/2 by 1 1/4 inch rectangle with a 2 1/4 by 1 inch handle for the ax head. Cut a slit in the ax for the pipe cleaner.
Cover the top of the ax head with foil.
Make a loop in the pipe cleaner near the ax.
Measure 3 1/2 inches from the bottom of the green background and about 5 1/4 inches from one side. With a pencil, make a mark.
Place the brad in the loop on the pipe cleaner.
To make the brad more stable, add a piece of the index card to the back of the background.
Add glue to the ends of the blue rectangle. Don't glue the center.
Place the river over the ax.
Move the brown pipe cleaner to the blue rectangle. When you do, the ax should show. Just like when the men threw the stick in the river and the ax floated.
After doing Elisha Bible crafts, you will learn about some of the awesome miracles that God preformed through this prophet.