King Josiah Bible Crafts
a Boy Who Loved God's Word

by Karen & Grace Morris

King Josiah Bible crafts will help kids remember a boy who loved God's word. Make a crown and royal robe for Josiah. Make a scroll for the one that was found.

In 2 Kings 22, we read about Josiah, an 8-year-old boy who was made king. It does not say that he had a crown. But we know that other kings of Israel were crowned, such as Saul, David, and Jehoash. Esther was also crowned. We also don't know if they wore a special robe or not. 

We do know that Josiah did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. He wanted the temple money to be counted and given to workmen. Then the temple could be repaired. When they were repairing the temple, the high priest found a scroll of the law. He had the scroll brought to Josiah and read. Find the story about rebuilding the temple in 2 Kings 23.

To make one of the King Josiah Bible crafts,

You will need;

  • Cardboard tube toilet roll size
  • Purple construction paper
  • A scrap of yellow construction paper
  • Markers
  • White paper
  • Glue stick
  • Drinking straw
  • Large paper clip
  • Purple pipe cleaner

If you don't want to use a cardboard toilet roll, cut a tube to fit. It needs to be 4 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches wide. You can also buy cardboard tubes from Amazon.

cut a rectangle for the robe and crown

Cut a 6 by 3-inch rectangle from purple paper. Cut off the top corners to make it rounded.

Cut a 6 1/2 by 1-inch rectangle from yellow paper. Fold in half and cut zigzag lines starting at the fold to make the points of the crown.

glue the robe to the tube and draw a face on the tube

Glue the robe on the cardboard tube.

With markers, add a face above the purple robe.

glue the crown on

Unfold the paper and glue it to the top of the tube just above the face.

place a pipe cleaner on a paper clip

Attach the center of the pipe cleaner to the top of the paper clip. 

clip the paper clip to the back of the tube

Clip the paper clip to the bottom back of the cardboard tube.

bend the pipe cleaner to make hands

Bend the pipe cleaner ends to make hands. 

Next, make the scroll that the high priest found when they were repairing the temple. 

cut the straw

Cut the bendable part off the drinking straw. Then, cut two 3 1/2 inches pieces.

cut a piece of paper for the scroll

Cut a white rectangle 3 by 2 inches. On the rectangle write “book of the law.”

glue the straws to the paper

Place some glue on one of the ends of the paper. Add one of the straws to the end and roll the paper around the straw. Do the same on the other side.

add the scroll the doll

Place the ends of the straw in the loops of the pipe cleaner.

Josiah read the lost book to the people of Judah. He made a vow to walk in the ways of the Lord. He also had the idols removed from the temple and throughout Judah. You can read the account in 2 Kings 23.

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You will need;

  • Sheet of construction paper for the background
  • Construction paper for the crown
  • Marker
  • White glue
  • Glitter
  • Small paper cups
  • Paintbrush

Before you start class, make some glitter glue. Add some glue to a paper cup. Then add glitter. 

write the message on the background

At the top of the background, write “No idols.” At the bottom of the sheet, write “walk in the ways of the Lord.”

fold a rectangle in half

Cut a 6 1/2 by 4-inch rectangle from construction paper to make the crown. You could use purple or yellow.

Fold the rectangle in half. Measure 1 inch from the top. Draw a line. 

cut a zigzag line

Starting at the top near the fold, cut a zigzag to the 1-inch line.

write Josiah on the crown

With a pencil, write "Josiah" on the crown.

use glitter to write over the name

Unfold and glue between the two messages.

Use the paintbrush to write Josiah on the crown with the glitter glue. You can also dab some on the points of the crown to represent jewels.

The glue will dry clear and you will be left with glitter. The glue does take some time to dry.

Want to make something glittery without the mess? Add a glob of white glue to a container. Then add glitter. Use a cheap paintbrush to add the glitter glue to your project. When the glue is dry, you will see nothing but glitter. 

Make the King Josiah Bible crafts in remembrance of a faithful king of Judah.

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