An Easy Make Time For Jesus Craft

by Karen & Grace Morris

Use the make time for Jesus craft to teach your children the importance of having God in their life.

Before you begin the craft, show an hourglass to your class. You can find small ones for cooking eggs or in some board games. Show how the sand starts at the top and slowly moves to the bottom, representing the passing of time.

Next, ask your kids what activities they might have to give up. Then discuss what they need to add to their life so that they can have time with Jesus.

Make Time for Jesus Craft an Hourglass

hourglass craft

Instead of using sand to measure the passing of time, we will use the hourglass to remind us to read the Bible, pray, attend church, and serve others. 

You will need;

  • A sheet of construction paper 12 by 9 inch
  • A sheet of white copy paper 8 1/2 by 11 inch
  • Scraps of colored or white paper 
  • Glue stick
  • Pen
cut the sides off a piece of construction paper

Cut two 1 inch by 12 inch strips from the sides of the paper.

fold the paper in half

Fold the paper in half so that it is 7 by 6 inches. On the fold, mark the center.

Then measure 1/2 inch from each side of the center.

Draw a line from the corner to the 1/2 inch mark at the fold. Do the same for the other side.

cut on the lines

Cut on your lines. You should have two triangles on top of each other. It will look like an hourglass.

glue the sides on and fold the white paper

Glue one of the 1-inch strips to the top and bottom corners of the triangles. Do the same with the other strip.

Fold the copy paper in half.

glue the paper to the back

Glue the white paper to the hourglass so that you have a book. Use the book to write verses to remind you of the importance of making time for Jesus.

cut the pieces out


To make the small Bible, cut a piece of construction paper 2 by 1 1/2 inches. Fold the paper in half. Cut two pieces of white paper, 2 by 1 1/2 inches. Fold the white paper in half.

Then place the white paper inside the colored paper so that it looks like a book. Write “Bible” on the book.

Helping Hands:

Fold a 2-inch square in half. Draw a mitten shape with the thumb on the fold.

Cut the hand out leaving, the thumbs attached. These will be your helping hands to represent the importance of serving. Write “helping” on the hands.

Praying Hands:

Make two more mitten shapes.

Make the top of the hands a little more pointed. Cut the shapes out.

Glue the two hands together, offset them some so that it looks like praying hands. Write “praying” on the hands.


Draw a 1 by 1 1/ 2 inch rectangle. Then add a triangle to one side on the top to represent a church. Write “church” on the shape.

Finished hourglass

Glue the Bible, church, and hands to the bottom of the hourglass.

On the top of the hourglass, write “Make Time for Jesus.” 

Some verses you might include inside your hourglass are;

  • Matthew 6:33,
  • Colossians 3:17,
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:17,
  • Ecclesiastes 3:1-10,
  • 2 Timothy 3:16,
  • Psalms 62:5,
  • James 1:19.

Place your make time for Jesus craft near your desk, so you will remember to read your Bible and pray.

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