Awana Craft for Keep and Saved

AWANA Craft for Keep & Saved

The words for the last two letters in the word SPARKS are Keep and Saved.  We cannot keep the whole law and need Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross to save us.

For whoever shall keep the whole law, And yet stumble in one point, He is guilty of all.
James 2:10

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, And you will be saved.
Acts 16:31

I created this craft to symbolize the outward works of the law that we attempt and the inward work on our hearts that God’s Spirit does when we put our faith in Jesus Christ.  We glued the verse about the law on the outside of the box and placed the verse about belief along with the cross inside the box.

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We created a tiny tote by using an envelope punch board.  You can view a detailed video tutorial with step-by-step instructions.  The craft also used a 3/4″ circle punch and a large oval punch.  You can download the printable for the two verses here.  We made the cross from sticks gathered from my front yard twisted together with a red pipe cleaner.

Envelope Punch Board from Stampin' Up!

Awana Craft for Savior and Power

Coffee Filter Earth CraftOur story time for the first three weeks of AWANA focuses on the verses for the word SPARKS.

S stands for Savior

1 John 4:14
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.

P stands for Power

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.

Coffee Filter Earth Craft

We used markers on a coffee filter to draw the earth. Then I sprayed the filter to make the colors run together. Although the instructions I found online suggested using a blow dryer to dry the filters, I brought my iron and a towel to quickly dry the filters. The students glued their earth to the verse page and added a cross from black construction paper.  You can download the printable here.

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Craft for Let Your Light Shine

Our Awana lesson this week is from Luke 11:33-36:

33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.” ESV

LampCraftI found some great ideas online using battery-operated tea lights, but that expense didn’t fit into my craft budget this week.  So I created a yellow cylinder imprinted with the name JESUS to remind our kids about the importance of letting Jesus shine out through us.

You can download the template and instructions here.