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Lesson Craft 1 Craft 2 Pop up Card Quilt Box
Creation Book Card Snake Creation Quilt Tree of life
Noah's Ark Book Paper bag animals Boat Ark Quilt Ark
Sanctuary Model.
Exodus Map
Puppet priest Lamb Star Quilt Ark of the Covenant
Exodus Book Bread-in-a-bag Frog Exodus Quilt Exodus
Moses Baby Moses Pyramids of Egypt Baby Moses Exodus Quilt Ark of the covenant
Jonah Book Paper bag whale Whale Quilt Jonah
Daniel Life of Daniel Book Paper bag lion Fruits Quilt Daniel in the lion's den
Prophecy (Daniel) Book of prophecies
Geography Project
Coloring book:
Prophecy symbols
Lion Bear Hug Quilt Lion with wings
The love of God I love you Quilt Card Nativity Heart Quilt Heart
Gifts of the Spirit Heart Pop up gift Gift box Quilt Box
Fruit of the Spirit Nutrition book Pop up fruit Folded card Quilt Fruits
Christmas Star Folded card Angel Folded card nativity Star Quilt Nativity, star box
Valentine's day Heart Flowers Flowers Heart Quilt Heart
Mother's day Flowers Pop up balloons Roses Bear Hug Quilt Roses
Wedding Heart Pop up dove Dove Heart Quilt Love birds
Baby Shower Paper bag baby Pop up Stork Toy Baby Quilt Stork
Biology Bear Lady bug Beetle Wedding Quilt Animals
Astronomy Paper plate outer space Pop up card Solar system Creation Quilt Solar system, star box
Geography Paper plate rain forest Pop up forest scene Trees Creation Quilt Famous landmarks

I Love you story quilt

I Love You Quilt Card
There is a story and a quilt that can be made from this design. Take any quilt design and make a normal single fold card.
There are two ways to create this card.

  1. Computer - Print the design on the outside front cover of the card and print The "I love you" story in the center.
  2. Manual - provide paper and materials for the children to create the card. You can improve the quality of the card by using specialty and textured paper.


  1. For manually created cards draw a blank design on the front.
    The heart squares are 1 inch x 1 inch and the outer edge is 5 inches square.
  2. Fold the card in half.
  3. Let children decorate.

Activity This craft is suitable for mother's day, valentine's day, baby shower and for the "I love you" quilt.

Multiple Fold Cards
Materials and Equipment
* Cost per child: $0.50
Teacher's corner • Construction paper
• Card stock paper
• Glue
• Scissors
• Stickers
Age Groups
• Over 12 use stickers or cut paper and glue
• Under 12: Use stickers and glue stick
Card folds
All the cards are made by printing or pasting both halves of the design on letter sized card stock paper and then folding it.

#Fold Paper Size Center "a" Side "b" Fold "c" Height Pop-Up
1Single 8.5 x 11 - 5.5 - 8 Yes
2Double 8.5 x 11 5.5 2.75 - 8 No
8.5 x 14 7 3.5 - 8 No
3Four 8.5 x 14 5 2.5 2 5 No

  1. Single Fold. Normal card. Print design on the front cover and a message and design in the center. Fold paper in half to (8.5 x 5.5). You can also make this a pop-up card.
  2. Double Fold. Use letter size paper (8.5 x 11). The center is half the width of the paper and both sides are a quarter of the width. The design is printed on both ends. Then the card is folded. A pop-up can be done at each fold but it is not recommended since the area is very small.
  3. Four Fold. Use legal size paper (8.5 x 14). Make the length of the card about five inches. If legal size paper is used then the entire design can be cut from the paper. This gives the design a three dimensional effect because it is folded. A pop-up can be done at each fold but it is not recommended since the area is very small.

Design Your Own
Choose a design that can be divided in two. Or choose a pair of designs that go together.

Exodus Example.

More Design Ideas
Here are some other ideas.
# Event Left Side Right Side Inside Center Back
1 Noah Male animal Female animal After the rainbow. Leaving the ark Bible story
2 Exodus Left Water Right Water People walking through a wall of water Bible story
3 Jonah Whale Jonah Boat on the sea in a storm Bible story
4 Creation Angels with flaming swords Garden of Eden Bible story
5 Creation Adam Eve Garden with a tree and snake Bible story
6 Sanctuary Outer Court Holy Place Map of the sanctuary List of furniture or Jesus
7 Most Holy Place Ten Commandments Ark of the Covenant Map of Heaven or the New Jerusalem List of contents in the Ark
Or, the ten commandments
8 Christmas Angels Shepherds Baby Jesus Bible story
9 July 4 Flag - Stars Flag - Stripes Washington sky with fireworks Constitution and bill of rights
10 Astronomy Sun Earth Solar System Chart of the name of the planets and facts
11 Birthday Toy Cake Picture Information about the child
12 Wedding Groom Bride Cake Information about the couple
13 New Year Old Man Baby Balloons List of possible resolutions
14 Nutrition Fruits Vegetables Food Pryamid Chart of the types of diets
Bible Story SamplesEducation Samples
Bible Card Bible Card
These samples show the front and the inside.

Here are some special occasion samples.
These samples show the Front only.

  1. Heart. Valentine, wedding, friendship, mother's day.
  2. Fruit. Nutrition, Fruit of the Spirit
  3. Tuxedo. Wedding, formal dinner, father's day
  4. Pine Tree. Christmas
  5. House. House warming, welcome, Christmas with nativity scene inside.
  6. Basket. Thanksgiving. Add a bowl of fruit on the inside. Send a basket of hearts for a valentine.
  7. Gift Box. Christmas, general gift, birthday
  8. Baby Stroller. Baby shower
  9. Bear. Baby shower, valentines, wedding
  10. Graduate. Graduation
  11. Roses. Valentine, wedding, friendship, mother's day.
  12. Egypt. Travel

You can do many things to improve the quality of the card.

  1. Computer. Use a computer and color printer to design and print the graphics and the message.
  2. Stickers. Use stickers instead of construction paper cut outs.
  3. Paper. Use specialty paper
  4. Three Dimensional Effects. Add ribbons, bows, stickers, dried flowers, buttons and charms to embellish the card.

Write the appropriate message and add scenery that is related to the theme.

Outside Back
The left and right form the folds in the front but the back can be used to print a story if the inside is used only for pictures. You could also add credits to the bottom.
e.g. Thank you for coming to our special Sabbath school program. (Date and name of church)

Pop Up Cards
Pop up samples
Materials and Equipment
* Cost per child: $0.30
Teacher's corner • Construction paper
• Card stock paper
• Glue
• Scissors
Age Groups
• Over 12 use stickers or cut paper and glue
• Under 12: Use stickers and glue stick
Activity This craft is suitable for any Bible stories with animals or for the Biology lessons.
Exodus - beetles and frogs
Daniel - Lion and bear
Noah and creation - any animal

There are several ways to create three dimensional or "Pop-up" pictures. Some shapes are made on a flat surface, others require that the object crosses over a bend in the paper. Pop up types

    Flat Surface Objects.
  1. Raised Levels. Glue a stiff piece of cardboard or foam or other thick object on the surface. It must be narrower than the object. Glue the object on top of this base.
  2. Flaps and Pockets.
  3. Tent. This can be used to make an object stand up. The two sides of an animal can be glued to each side. You can also fold the paper in two and cut out all parts of the object except the top. When it is opened to form a tent shape it will be two sides of the object joined at the top
  4. Motion. Make an object move.

    Folded Paper Objects. Fold background paper in half. Good technique for cards.
  5. Tabs. Fold paper in half and cut straight lines along dotted lines.
  6. Coil. These are the instructions for a snake.
  7. Moving Mouth. Paste an animal around the moving mouth.

Preparation Pop up steps
Card stock for pop-up

  1. Fold in half and cut along opening.
  2. Fold along edges of triangle (edges of mouth).
  3. Cut out animals, or print on paper for children (older than 10) to cut out.
  4. Use the eyes to make the animal male or female


  1. Pop up center card
  2. Paper lining on the back of the card will appear in the opening of the mouth and the outside of the card
  3. Animal cut out that is around the mouth
  4. Glue stick


  1. For manually created cards draw a blank design on the front.
    The heart squares are 1 inch x 1 inch and the outer edge is 5 inches square.
  2. Fold the card in half.
  3. Let children decorate.

Paper Plate Craft
Paper plate pond scene
Materials and Equipment
* Cost per child: $0.50
Teacher's corner • Paper plate (disposable plate)
• Construction paper
• Card stock paper
• Glue
• Scissors
• Double stick tape
• Foam core or cardboard (for creating different heights)
Age Groups
• Over 12 use stickers or cut paper and glue
• Under 12: Use stickers and glue stick
Activity This craft can be used to make three dimensional sceneries.
Ecology (pond, desert, ocean, rain forest, outer space, sea shore)
Moses crosses the red sea
Moses in the basket
The nativity
• Paper or plastic plate (dinner sized)
• Double stick tape
• Construction or card stock paper.
• Thick paper that can be used to create height
• Glue
• Stickers to decorate

Instructions For A Pond scene

  1. Cut out leaves and flowers. Crease the leaves to give a 3 dimensional effect.
  2. Cut out butterfly and fold it in half - creating a three dimensional effect
  3. Use blue paper plate for the water.
  4. Use the double stick tape to place the foam core or other thick paper that will be used to add height on the paper plate. Place leaves on these and around the edge of the plate until a realistic scene is made.
  5. Add flowers
  6. Add butterfly. Glue only one half or the center of the butterfly to create the dimensional effect.

Variations. The scenery can be viewed from any side or you can create a definite front view. To achieve this, make a background that stands up - example, a shrub or tree or the outline of a house. In front of this background will be your scenery.

Folded Box
Box samples
  • Heart. Top view.
  • Tuxedo. Top view.
  • Jonah. Top and side view. The side flaps can have two separate designs.
  • Ark of the Covenant.
    1. Top View.
    2. Side View 1. As seen from the side next to flap "E".
    3. Side View 2. As seen from flap "E".
Materials and Equipment
* Cost per child: $0.50
Teacher's corner • Card stock paper
• Stickers
• Glue
• Scissors
• Transparent tape (Heavy duty)
Age Groups
• Over 12 Can crease and fold box
• Under 12: Needs help to fold box.
Story OutsideInside
Jonah WaterJonah in the fish. Seaweed, skeletons, fish
Daniel Grass, trees, peopleRocks, lions, Daniel
Noah Water, dark cloudsAnimals
Ark of the Covenant Love Commandments, Manna
Star EarthOuter space
Ocean Ships, skyFish
Use the design ideas from the double fold cards to create more boxes.
Heart Box.
This box fits on an 8.5 x 11 letter sized paper.

  1. Bottom. (2.5 x 2.5 inches)
  2. Sides. (2.5 x .875 inches)
  3. Top Flap. (2.5 x 1.25 inches)
  4. Corners. (.875 x .875 inches) These are folded and tucked inside. This raises the side of the box.
  5. Top Design. (8 x 1.5 inches Maximum) Minimum length is 2.5 inches.
    You can make different boxes by substituting a different shape here. These can be the two halves of one shape or two related pictures. e.g. A whale and a ship from the story of Jonah. Box
    Tuxedo Box.
  6. Closure Slot. This slot must be reinforced before it is cut.


Paper bag puppet
Materials and Equipment
* Cost per child: $0.50
Teacher's corner • Paper bag (lunch bag)
• Construction paper
• Card stock paper
• Glue
• Scissors
Age Groups
• Over 12 use stickers or cut paper and glue
• Under 12: Use stickers and glue stick

Other Paper Crafts
Activity Books for stories, sticker books, and leaf collections for nature honors.
Puppet figures from your stories

Paper Bag Puppets

• Lunch bag
• Construction paper or other colored paper
• Scissors
• Glue
• Crayon or Marker

Designing the Puppet

Any animal or person drawing can be used.
Draw a picture that is slightly wider than the bag
Divide the picture at the mouth.
The Top half can be used as is for the pattern
Change the bottom half by adding an edge that is the length of the fold on the bag


  1. Cut the top half of the puppet and glue on the bottom of the paper bag (Section "A" in the picture).
  2. Cut the bottom half of the puppet figure and glue it to the section of the paper bag that it under the fold created by the bag (Section "B" in the picture).
  3. Decorate the puppet by adding eyes, tongue and other interesting features.
  4. For example, put a fly in the mouth of a paper bag frog. You can use stickers to add these additional features, or cut them out from paper.
  5. Use a heart shape for the nose and the tongue.
    Tongue variation - Roll a strip of paper to create a curved tongue. Glue a fly on the tongue.

Creation Book
Materials Six sheets of paper (Black, light blue, medium blue, blue, and green). Card stock for cover.
Front cover Any color Title and author
1 Black In the beginning there was nothing but God and love.
2 Black (Day 1) Night and day
3 Light Blue (Day 2) Sky and sea
4 (Day 3) Earth, trees and flowers
5 Dark Blue (Day 4) Sun, moon and stars
6 (Day 5) Fish and birds
7 Blue Flamingo
8 Penguin
9 Green Ladybug
10 Green Walrus Variation: Popup Lion
11 Green Bee
12 Green (Day 6) Bear
13 Blue Giraffe
14 Lion
15 Dark Blue Elephant
16 God created me
17 Light Blue (Day 7) Completed world as viewed from outer space
18 Sin and a three dimensional coiled snake.
19 Black
20 Black Hope - cross in the center
Back Cover Any color Print the story of creation
Thank you message or empty.

Any Bible story, nature or animal life cycle can be created as a book. A computer can be used to improve the quality of the book.


• Card stock paper for the book cover.
• Use card stock or regular colored paper for the internal pages.
• Use card stock for pop-up pages.
• Stickers or cut out shapes to decorate the inside.
• Glue
• Scissors
• Crayon or marker
• Long reach Stapler

Basic Instructions

  1. Print text, images and instructions on the paper.
  2. Assemble in order, fold paper in half and staple center.

    Craft Day:
  3. Add words, images and other decorations to each page.
  4. On the front cover put the child's name as the author.

Creation Book

This book is created with a combination of six sheets of paper that form the background of the story. Each sheet makes four pages. The paper is assembled in the following order.

  1. Card stock paper for front and back cover.
  2. Black (pages 1, 2, 19, 20) - represents the darkness in the beginning and the darkness after sin entered the world.
  3. Light blue (pages 3, 4, 17, 18) - Sky, sea and land.
  4. Dark blue (pages 5, 6, 15, 16) - Sun, moon and stars, animals and man.
  5. Medium blue (pages 7, 8, 13, 14) - Animals.
  6. Green ( pages 9, 10, 11, 12) - Animals.

Variations of the Creation Book

Additional pages can be added to the center so that individual created animals can be featured.

Sample Coloring Book or Bible Story Book
# Creation Noah ExodusJonah Sanctuary
-Eden Animals Red Sea HarborOuter Court
1Space Boat Snake Boat Lamb
2Globe Lamb Frog Fish Priest
3Trees Lion Grasshopper In the sea Altar
4Sky Bear Cows In the fish Laver
5Birds Dove Camel Fish Shewbread
6Animals Fish Pharaoh Tree Menorah
7Nature Noah Lamb Nineveh Incense
8Snake Angel Commandments Preaching Ark
-Print the story on the back cover Jesus
Coloring Book

Bible Story Book

Sticker Book

# Nutrition Fruit
of the Spirit
of the Spirit
Cover Food Pyramid Basket of FruitGift Box
1 Sunshine, air Love (Apple)Teacher
2 Water Joy (Banana)Pastor
3 Carbohydrates PeaceHospitality
4 Fruit TruthHealing
5 Vegetables Self controlMiracles
6 Protein Gentle Music
7 Fats and oils KindnessCrafts
8 Rest, exercise GoodnessEternal Life
Back Recipe. Matthew 4: 4 1 Corinthians 13Matthew 28: 19

Nutrition Book
Emphasize the role of a relationship with God as being even more important than food in having life. God gives eternal life.

Food Crafts
You can print simple recipes for each food.

Bread In A Bag Recipe

  • 1 disposable cup
  • 1 gallon heavy duty freezer bag
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water (125-1300)
  • 1 pack Rapid Rise yeast (2 tablespoons)

  • Printed Baking instructions

    Add half cup raisins, if desired
    Makes 2 loaves
  • Preparation (30 minutes).

    Dry Station. Prepare bags ahead, without the yeast and liquid ingredients. Or give each child a bag and let them go to stations set up with each dry ingredient.
    Liquid Station. Prepare cups with honey and oil. Add warm water and yeast last.
  • Wash hands.
  • Make sure their bags are sealed!
  • Mix the flour and salt by shaking up the bag.
  • Dissolve yeast in warm water. Wait 10 minutes.
  • Mix oil and honey with the yeast
  • Add liquid to flour and mix.
  • Mix and knead the dough in the bag by squeezing.

    Baking Instructions. (Take it home)
  • Allow it to rise until doubled for about 1 - 2 hours.
  • Bake at 3500F (1800C) for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Salt Dough Recipe
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup boiling water

    » Mix flour and salt.
    » Add boiling water and oil.
    » Stir with a spoon.
    » Knead when cool.

    This is used as play dough to make shapes. Add food coloring to water if desired.
  • Fast Facts! Since many children are allergic to nuts, no food items should contain nuts or nut oils.
    Fast Facts! While toothpicks can be used to hold food sculptures, they can cause injuries.
    Fast Facts! Use honey, molasses or icing as food glue. Do not use peanut butter.

    Additional Resources
    Craft Book: may be available in the future, but I have given you enough information.
    All costs are in United States dollars (2004 prices) and does not include labor or one time purchases.

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth   Genesis 1: 1 Time: 45 minutes
    Print: 11 pages
    Copyright     Updated : February 23, 2004
    Credits: Original crafts by Laverna Patterson created for for personal use. Not to be sold.
    These may be used for personal crafts only and may not be sold or distributed or used on any web site or books.
    All images were created by Laverna Patterson and are the property of teachinghearts.