This craft will be a fun way for the children to remember some parts of the armor of God. Emphasize to the children that this armor is stronger and more powerful than actually fighting with swords, our hands or other weapons.
Squirt a little paint into several paper plates. Put the plates on the tables with the sponges.
Give each child a circle and long rectangular strip. Let paint the circle and rectangular strip.
Give each child a baby wipe to clean their hands. Let the painted items dry while you tell the story and/or do other activities.
After the circles and strips are dry, have an adult write with the black marker "Belt of Truth" onto the rectangular strips and write "Shield of Faith" onto the circles.
Place the belts, shields, and a pipe cleaner in front of each child's seat. Bring the children back to the table to finish the craft.
Help the children tape a pipe cleaner onto the back of their circle with the mailing tape to make a handle for their shield. Tape the "Belt of Truth" together around each child's waist.
- You might want to have old T-shirts available to put over the children's clothes before they paint.
Items you will need
- Pre-cut large circles made out of brown grocery bags (one for each child)
- Long rectangular strip cut from brown grocery bags (one for each child)
- Any color pipe cleaners (one for each child)
- Mailing tape
- Paint sponges
- Non-toxic paints
- Paper plates
- Black marker
- Baby wipes