6 Parables of Jesus Crafts for Kids

by Karen & Grace Morris

Kids can have fun while making the parables of Jesus crafts. Jesus told stories to illustrate a point. Here we will use crafts to show His stories. 

parables of Jesus crafts

Click the pictures to go to the individual parables of Jesus crafts.

The Parable of the Lost Sheep Craft

parable of the lost sheep

A shepherd has a hundred sheep but looses one. He goes out to find the one lost sheep.

You can find the parable in Mathew 18:10-14 and Luke 15:3-7.

You will need;

  • A sheet of green construction paper
  • Scraps of green, white, black, brown paper
  • Scissors
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Glue stick
draw a cloud shape

On a small rectangle draw a 3 by 2-inch cloud shape. Cut the shape out. This will be the sheep's body.

cut the head, legs, ears, and tail pieces

Cut an oval approximately 1 1/2 by 1 inch for the face. Cut four thin strips of black paper for the legs. Cut three small tear shapes for the tail and ears. 

add wiggly eyes

Glue each ear to the sides of the oval shape. Add wiggly eyes between the two ears.

glue the sheep to the paper

Glue the head to the body piece. Glue the tail and legs to the back of the cloud shape.

Cut several ovals from brown paper to make boulders. Glue to the green sheet.

Glue the sheep on one side of the green paper. 

cut a rectangle for the grass

Cut a 4 1/2 inch square from green paper. Cut narrow long strips to represent grass.

glue the rectangle over the sheep

Glue the bottom of the grass piece to the green paper over the sheep.

The Lost Coin Craft

parable of the lost coin craft

A woman has ten coins but looses one. She cleans her house to find it. The story in Luke 15:8-10.

You will need;

  • Popsicle stick
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Coin
  • Tape
  • A small piece of white copy paper
  • Silver crayon
wrap yarn around a piece of cardboard

Cut a piece of yarn approximately 12 inches and set aside.

Wrap more yarn around a 3 by 2-inch piece of cardboard several times to make the tassel.

wrap the yarn near one end

Carefully remove the yarn from the cardboard.

Wrap the cut piece of yarn around near one end of the loops. Tie the ends of the yarn in a knot.

glue the tassel to the craft stick

Slip the tassel on the end of a Popsicle stick. Pull the yarn back and add a drop of glue to the top and bottom of the stick. Press the yarn into the glue.

Cut the bottom loops even.

make a rubbing of a coin

Roll a piece of tape so that it is sticky on both sides. Or you could use double back tape. Place the tape on a table.

Add the coin to the tape.

Place the paper over the coin. With the sides of a crayon lightly color over the coin. The picture of the coin will be etched on the paper.

add the coin to the broom

Cut around the outline of the coin.

Glue the coin to the bottom of the broom.

The last two parables of Jesus crafts were about loosing something.

3 Parables of Jesus Crafts - Kingdom of Heaven

Pearl of Great Cost 

pearl of great cost

The kingdom of heaven is like a pearl of great cost. A merchant finds it and sells everything he has to get the pearl. You can find the story in Mathew 13:45-46.

supplies;

  • Medium-sized plastic lid
  • Construction paper
  • White felt
  • Scissors
  • Pearl button with a shank
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Tacky glue
  • Marker
draw around your lid

Place your lid on the construction paper and draw around.

make a tab on one end

On one side add a 2 by a 2-inch tab.

put the button on a piece of pipe cleaner

Cut the shape out. 

Put your button on the center of the pipe cleaner.

add the pearl to the felt

Measure the inside of the lid. Cut a piece of felt to fit.

Place the button on the center of the felt. Make a mark on the left and right of the button.

Use the scissors to make a small slit where you made your mark. The slit should only be large enough for a pipe cleaner to go through.

Thread the ends of the pipe cleaner through the slits in the felt.

glue the felt to the lid

Glue the felt to the inside of the lid. 

glue the tab to the back of the lid

Glue the paper tab to the outside of the lid.

write your message on the paper

Write, "Pearl of Great Price", on the paper. 

Lost Treasure

lost treasure craft

Heaven is like buried treasure. The parable is in Mathew 13:44.

Supplies;

  • Green construction paper
  • Black construction paper
  • A scrap of brown paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Jewels with sticky backs
  • Sequins
  • Glitter
cut a piece of black paper

Cut a rectangle from black paper 6 by 5 inches. Cut off the corners to round the rectangle.

Glue to the green paper.

add a piece of brown paper

Cut a 4 by 3-inch rectangle from brown paper. Glue to the center of the black paper.

add jewels

Add some jewels to the brown paper. Next, add some glue dots and add the sequins. Last, add more glue and add the glitter. Let it dry.

cut a cover sheet to hide your treasure

From green paper cut an 8 by 7-inch rectangle. Fold the rectangle in half. Mark 1 inch from the cut edges.

Cut on the fold and on the top and bottom.

you will have a door

You should have two flaps that you can fold back.

glue over your treasure

Put some glue on the 1-inch border. Place on top of the jewels and black paper.

When you pull back the green flaps you will see the buried treasure in the field.

A Net Cast in the Sea

parable of heaven is like a net

Heaven is like a net cast into the sea. Read about the net in Mathew 13:47-50.

You will need;

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn
  • Cardstock
  • Construction paper
make some holes

Cut the center out of the paper plate.

Color your plate if you want.

With a hole punch make holes about 1 inch apart near the hole in the center.

add the yarn

Cut pieces of yarn approximately 12 inches. Thread a piece of yarn in each hole and make a knot.

When all of the yarn is threaded in the holes, tie the loose ends together with a knot.

make the fish

Make fish out of two different colored construction paper. For each fish, you will need a rectangle 4 by 3 inches. On the corners on the right side draw an angled line 1 1/2 inches to the center. From the end of the lines draw an oval. You should have a fish shape.

make the handle of the net

Cut a piece of cardstock that is 8 by 2 1/2 inches. Fold the cardstock so that it is 8 by 1 1/4 inches. Color the handle with a crayon.

Glue to the back of the paper plate.

Place your fish in the net.

10 Oil Lamps

oil lamps with oil container craft

Five ladies were foolish and didn't bring extra oil. Five were wise and brought oil. The parable is in Mathew 25:1-13.

Supplies;

  • Brown construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • A scrap of yellow tissue paper
  • Glue stick
  • Marker
draw your lamp shape

Fold an 8 by 7 1/2 inch piece of brown construction paper in half so that it is 4 by 7 1/2 inches.

Draw a curved line in the center of the folded line.

Approximately 1/2 inch from one side draw another curved line on the fold.

On the opposite side draw a “V” approximately 1 inch from the edge. 

cut the shape out

Cut on the lines. Also, round the bottom by cutting off the corners.

For the handle, fold the end piece and cut out the center.

To make the flame, cut a 1 by 2-inch piece of yellow tissue paper. Round one end of the tissue.

glue the flame in the lamp

Place the flame in the hole at the end of the lamp. Glue the flame in place.

Glue the lamp together.

make the oil container

To make the oil container, you will need a 4 7 1/2 inch piece of brown construction paper.

Fold the paper so that it is 2 by 7 1/2 inches.

To make the spout, curve the top starting approximately 1/2 inch from the fold.

Cut off the corner to round the bottom.

write the message

Write, "5 brought oil", on the container.

Hopefully, the parables of Jesus crafts have helped you teach your kids these important Biblical truths.

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