Christ is King! Bible Crafts from John 18:33-37

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The final week in the “Church Calendar” celebrates that Jesus is the king, not of an Earthly kingdom, but of Heaven and our lives. These crafts honor Christ as King, as well as the “New Year” joy of the church. A homemade “party cracker” and “pinata” celebrate the new church year, and a crown recalls our Savior and King.

Bible Verses or Captions to Consider…  (John 18:33-37)

Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” -John 18:37

His kingdom is not of this world…

Jesus Christ is KING!

King of Heaven and King of my heart!

Happy Church New Year!

Celebrate Jesus! Happy church New Year!

More Teaching Ideas:

Craft one: “Christ the King Crown”     

You will need:

  • Stickers or decorations
  • Scissors
  • Markers and/or crayons
  • Construction paper or cardstock, or crown shape
  • Glue or tape
  • Cross shapes or paper in cross shapes

Procedure:

  1. Cut a crown shape out of strips of construction paper attached together. Alternatively, use a pre-shaped crown from cardboard or paper.
  2. Decorate the crown with colors, pictures, verses, or captions.
  3. Add stickers, jewels, or additional decorative elements.
  4. Adjust the crown to fit the head of the child wearing it.
  5. Wear or hang the crown to celebrate that Jesus is our king!

Craft Two: “Happy New Year Pinata”

You will need:

  • Markers/crayons
  • Paper bag
  • Decorations (stickers, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Captions/verses
  • Yarn/ribbon
  • Hole punch
  • Small toys or candies

Procedure:
1. Decorate the paper bag on one or both sides, writing verses or captions to commemorate the “New Year” of the church calendar.  
2. Add extra stickers, drawings, or decorations as desired. 
3. Place small toys, candies, or confetti pieces inside of the paper bag.
4. Tie off the bag with string to secure it.
5. Use a small tool (such as a paper towel tube) to hit the “pinata,” breaking it open to reveal joyous contents inside. Happy New Year! 

Craft Three: “New Year Party Crackers”

You will need:

  • Markers/crayons
  • Toilet paper or paper towel tube
  • Decorations (stickers, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Captions/verses
  • Yarn/ribbon
  • Wrapping paper or construction paper
  • Small toys, treats, or confetti

Procedure:
1. Decorate your tube, if not using wrapping paper.  
2. Fill the tube with candy, toys, or other small treats.  
3. If using the wrapping paper, wrap around the tube and tie off at each end to secure. If construction paper is preferred, wrap or tape it to ensure both ends are closed off. 
4. Decorate with additional elements, verses, and captions as desired.
5. When the time is right, break open the “party cracker” with a friend to celebrate the New Year of the church calendar. Enjoy the treats inside! 

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