Mark 1

Mr. Clean



Crafts

Choose from the following craft suggestions depending on time, age ranges, and group size. {10–15 minutes}


K–2nd

Option 1: Adhesive Bandage Cross

construction paper, adhesive bandages, crayons, heart stickers

Gather supplies. Make a sample craft.

Give each child a piece of construction paper and three adhesive bandages. Set crayons and stickers on tables. Have children write “Jesus is our healer” on the paper. Have them open their three adhesive bandages and use them to form a cross on their paper. Have them add heart stickers to remember Jesus’s great love and compassion for us.

Option 2: Stick Puppets

cardstock, paper, scissors, crayons, glue sticks, craft sticks, white dot stickers

Gather supplies. On cardstock, make an outline of a sad face and a happy face (one per child). Print the words Unclean and Clean and cut out. Make a sample craft.

Give each child a sad face / happy face paper, unclean and clean words, and scissors. Place crayons, glue sticks, craft sticks, and white dot stickers on tables. Have children color and cut out the two faces. Glue the sad face and unclean to one side of a craft stick, and the happy face and clean to the other side. Have them place white dot stickers on the sad face to show they have leprosy. Remind children that people with leprosy had sad, lonely lives, but Jesus healed the leper and made him clean.

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3rd–5th

Option 1: Handprint Picture

red copy paper, colored construction paper, pencils, scissors, glue sticks

Gather supplies. Make copies of a 2-inch heart on red paper (one per child). Make a sample craft.

Give each child two pieces of construction paper (different colors) and a red heart paper. Set remaining supplies on tables. Have children trace their hand on construction paper and cut it out. Next, have them cut out the red heart. Have the children glue their handprint to the second piece of construction paper and glue the heart to the middle of their handprint. Remind children that Jesus had compassion on the leper and touched him when no one else would.

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Option 2: “Create in Me a Clean Heart” Puffy Paint

shaving cream, glue, bowls, paint brushes, cardstock, string, stapler, glitter (optional)

Gather supplies. Cut string into 18-inch lengths. Stir together equal parts white liquid glue and white foam shaving cream to make a “paint” mixture (add glitter if desired). Put mixture in bowls and set on tables. On colored cardstock, print the words “Create in me a clean heart” in bubble letters and put a large heart under it (one copy per child). Make a sample craft.

Give each child a heart paper and string. Place glue mixture and paint brushes on tables. Have children fold the top of their paper down over the string for hanging and staple to hold in place. Have children paint the bubble letters and heart with the glue mixture. Remind children that our sins make us dirty, but Jesus can make us clean!

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