Kids that read the Bible get introduced to a lot of wonderful Bible characters. They get to meet characters that have great faith, no faith, and vacillating faith. We think that studding the life of these historical men and women help children understand how God works in the lives of people who follow Him.
Why not make a summer craft project where kids pick a Bible character that they admire and draw a “mug shot” of them on a Makit mug. Have them list on the backside of the mug five things they admire about that character.
With kits from a company called MakIt it is easy for kids to design full color Bible art keepsakes. Here is what they have to say about their product.
“Since 1969 the Make A Plate Kit has been our signature product. We have continued to add new products and ideas that inspire creativity. Our Photo Plate kit is a great way to preserve that special photograph, or create a collage of pictures. It adds to the fun of creating a one-of-a-kind keepsake. With our unique system, we create a 10” melamine plate, made from the original artwork. Every Makit plate is non-toxic, dishwasher safe, and made for everyday use.”
The more chances our kids have to interact with Bible characters the more they will realize they were real people like themselves.
We love the Makit craft kits as they have mugs that kids can keep for years. If they make a mug a year they could have a keepsake collection of Bible characters that will remind them of how God works in the lives of individuals. What fun!
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.