Manna from Heaven Bible Crafts God Gives Food

by Karen & Grace Morris

The Manna from heaven Bible crafts shows how God provided for the Hebrews in the desert. He also provided quail for them to eat. So, there are also quail crafts.

The only thing you will need to collect is some cardboard tubes. Most of the other items you will need should be in your supply cabinet.

Click on the pictures of the manna from heaven Bible crafts to make the individual crafts.

First, you will want to read the Bible story found in Exodus chapter 16. It starts with the congregation murmuring against Moses. They were remembering the food that they ate in Egypt. So God told Moses that He would rain bread from heaven.

Manna from Heaven Bible Craft Covering the Land

Manna covers the land

After the dew was gone, there was a substance that covered the land. Exodus 16:14 According to scripture it was like coriander seed, small round, and white. Exodus 16:31

You will need;

  • Construction paper
  • Crayons
  • White tissue paper and or white paper
  • Hole punch optional
  • White glue
picture of manna step 1

Give each child a brown or orange piece of construction paper. With crayons, draw grass and other plants on the paper. Don't draw too many plants, as the Sinai Peninsula is a desert.

step 2

Roll small pieces of white tissue paper into balls. Glue the balls on the picture you drew.  Or use a hole punch to make circles to glue on your picture.

A Basket of Manna

a basket of manna

The Israelites were to take an omer for each person. Exodus 16:16


  • Favorite color of construction paper
  • A 6-inch round object (optional)
  • White paper
  • A 1-inch round object such as a button (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
basket of manna step 1

Cut two 6-inch circles from your favorite color for the basket.

step 2

Fold the circle in half. Draw a line from the fold, about 1/2 to 1 inch, from the curved edge.

step 3

Cut off the fold. Then cut on the line. Do the same with the other circle. 

step 4

You will want several white circles for the manna. An easy way is to cut a 1-inch strip about 10 inches long. Fold the strip back and forth, making 1-inch squares. On the top square, draw a 1-inch circle. Cut on the line.

step 5

You should have 10 circles. Although, you may not need all the circles.

step 6

Glue the white circles to the inside of the basket. Place the other basket piece on top and glue the two together.

Cardboard Tube Quail

cardboard tube quail

God also provided quail in the evenings. Exodus 16:13

You will need;

  • Small cardboard tube such as a toilet roll
  • Brown construction paper
  • Orange or yellow construction paper
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaners
cardboard tube quail step 1

Cut a slit 2-inches from the top to about the center of each side of the tube. 

Cut a 9 by 3 1/2 inch rectangle from brown construction paper.

Also, cut a 1-inch square from orange or yellow paper.

step 2

Fold the rectangle in half and draw a line from the top corner to the folded edge, about 5 inches long. Leave 1 1/2 inches at the fold. Round the bottom corner.

step 3

Unfold to see the wings.

step 4

Place wings in the slits on the cardboard tube.

 Fold the square in half from corner to corner, making a triangle. Glue to the tube for a beak. Add wiggly eyes. Or draw eyes with a marker.

step 5

Place a 12-inch pipe cleaner through the hole in the cardboard tube. Fold a yellow 6-inch pipe cleaner in half. Attach it to the bottom of the 12-inch pipe cleaner. 

step 6

Measure and see how much of a topknot you want your bird to have. Cut off the excess. I cut off about 3 inches. Then fold the end around a pencil.

Paper Quail

paper quail

You will need;

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Hole punch
paper quail step 1

Cut a 7-inch circle from construction paper. Fold the circle in half.

Make a 2 by 1 1/2 inch tear shape from the same color as the circle. Glue the tear shape to the side of the half-circle for the wing.

Cut a 1 by 2 1/2 inch rectangle. 

Also, cut a 1-inch square from yellow paper.

step 2

Draw a cane shape on the rectangle to make the plume for the top of the quail's head.

step 3

Glue the plume just under the fold.

Fold the square in half to make a beak. Glue to the inside of the circle approximately 1/2 inch from the plume.

step 4

Glue the circle together.

Use a hole punch to punch a circle from black paper. Glue just above the beak for an eye.

Even though the children of Israel murmured against Moses, the Lord provided for them.

The manna from heaven Bible crafts will help your class remember this important fact.

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