The Jesus heals crafts will show some of the ways Jesus helped people when He lived on earth. In the Bible John's disciples came to Jesus and asked if He was the Messiah. Jesus replied that the blind see, the lame walk, the deaf hear, the lepers are healed, and the dead are raised. You can read the statement in Matthew11:5 and Luke 7:22.
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 lens.
Get your cardstock and use the shape as a pattern. Draw around the half-circle in the center of each lenses.
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.
Here are some earmuffs that represent people that are hard of hearing. Before you start, bring in a pair of safety headphones to show your students how difficult it is to hear with them on.
To make each headphone; you will need 2 paper cups, a 12-inch and two 6-inch pipe cleaners, and some construction paper.
From the bottom of the cup, measure 1/2 inch. Cut on your line. Do the same with the other cup.
Cut two 6 by 1-inch pieces of construction paper. Then, fold the paper in half.
Place some glue on the inside of the rectangle. With the fold on the cut edge of the cup, glue the rectangle to the inside and outside. Overlap the ends.
Cut an 8 by 3-inch rectangle from construction paper. Fold the rectangle so that it is 8 by 1 1/2 inches. On the paper print, “I Want to Hear.”
Punch a hole in the side of each cup.
Punch a hole approximately 1/4 inch from the edge of the rectangle. Punch another hole about 1/2 inches from this hole. Do the same to the other side of the rectangle.
Thread the 12-inch pipe cleaner through the holes in the rectangle. You want the pipe cleaner on the bottom of the rectangle.
Twist the two 6-inch pipe cleaners to the ends of the 12-inch pipe cleaner.
Thread the ends of the 6-inch pipe cleaners through the hole on the paper cup. Adjust to fit on the child's head.
Jesus also cleansed lepers.
On the flap of the bag, draw a face. Add yarn for hair.
Cut a 5 by 2 rectangle. Fold the rectangle in half and round the ends so that it looks like a bandage.
Also, cut on the fold. Glue the ends to the paper bag. On the flaps, write, “lepers are“.
Fold the flaps back some. On the inside, write, “cleansed”.
Here is a craft that will help you remember Luke 7:22 (or Matthew 11:5).
Cut six 1 by 4 1/2 inch rectangles from brown paper and round the ends.
Glue the bandages to the background piece.
Also, cut three red and two white 2-inch squares.
Make two oval shapes approximately 3/4 by 1 inch. Add five dots to the top to make feet.
For the blind man, stick two wiggly eyes in the center of the first rectangle.
Glue the feet to the next rectangle.
Leave the third rectangle blank for the lepers are cleansed.
To make the ears, fold a 2-inch piece of red construction paper in half. Cut out a heart shape approximately 1 inch tall. But, round the bottom of the heart.
Also, fold a piece of white paper and make a heart shape slightly smaller than the red heart.
Glue the two hearts together. Cut the hearts in half.
Glue the ears to the sides of a bandage number four.
Now, make a 1-inch heart shape from red paper.
For the last bandage, make a white oval. With a pen, draw a dollar sign. Glue to the last rectangle.
After you finish the craft, have the students say the verse while pointing to the pictures.
The Jesus heals crafts will help your students remember a fact about Jesus when He was on earth.