by Karen & Grace Morris
Here are some Queen Esther Bible crafts that use easy-to-find materials. Your Sunday school class can use the crafts to act out different parts of the story. They are fun and easy to make.
The book of Esther is about a Jewish woman who becomes queen and saves the Jewish people from being killed.
King Ahasuerus ruled from Ethiopia to India, over 127 providence. Esther 1:1.
Cut a 9 by 12-inch piece of construction paper in half so that it is 4 1/2 by 12 inches.
Fold the paper in half.
Fold the paper in half again.
Fold the paper in half one more time so that the paper measures 4 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches
Find the center of the top of the paper. Mark an angled line from the center to both folded edges. Cut on your line. You will have a point on one end.
On both sides, cut angled lines like you would if you were making a snowflake.
Unfold your paper. You should have something that will look like the front of a crown. Decorated if you want with glitter and jewels.
Cut off 3 inches from the bottom of a file folder. Cut on the fold.
Staple the pieces to the ends of the crown. Fit to the child's head. Staple where the two ends overlap.
Esther found favor with the king. He gave her the royal crown. Esther 2:17
Fold a 9 by 12 inch piece of paper in half so that it is 9 by 6 inches.
2 inches from the bottom of the cut side, draw a curved line to the fold. It will look similar to a hill.
Cut on your line.
Unfold and decorate your crown with glitter and stick on jewels. Let the glue dry before you do the next step.
Cut a 2-inch strip from a file folder. Staple to the file folder to the sides of the crown and fit to the child's head.
King Ahasuerus held out his golden scepter to Queen Esther. Esther 5:2.
Cut a piece of gold wrapping paper the length of the straw and about 1 1/2 inches wide. With a glue stick, add some glue to the back.
Place the straw on one of the long ends of the back of the wrapping paper. Roll the straw to the other end. Add some more glue to the end of the paper if it does not stick to the straw.
Hold approximately 1 inch of a pipe cleaner next to your finger. Roll the long end around your finger to make a coil.
Put the short piece of the pipe cleaner into one end of the straw. Squish the coil to make the top of the scepter.
Buy and Print out Queen Esther and King Ahasuerus paper dolls.(available at TPT)
If you use card stock, it will be more sturdy but will be more difficult for the child to cut out the dolls.
Color Queen Esther's robe and crown. Also, color her hair. Cut out the doll, robe, and crown.
Fold the crown around Queen Esther's head. Place the robe on her and fold the tabs over her shoulders and waist.
Color the picture of the king. Then cut around the outside of the picture.
Use the dolls to act out the story.
Use the Queen Esther Bible crafts to help your class remember this interesting lady.