“Behold and Believe” Bible Crafts from Luke 1:26-38 on Mary’s Visit from an Angel

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There are many marvelous variations possible when considering crafts that relate to angels. We might not know exactly what angels look like, but the traditional notion of white winged creatures lend themselves to fun creative creations.

We most notably associate the celestial messengers with Christmas, due to the proclamation of Christ’s birth. In this Gospel lesson, an angel visits Mary to announce to her that she will be the chosen mother of Jesus. These crafts celebrate that annunciation with a few fun and simple versions of angels. These can be made into puppets, pins, ornaments, or simple decorations. Have fun and “take flight!”

Bible Verses or Craft Captions to Consider…  (Main Text: Luke 1:36-48)

For nothing will be impossible with God.
 -Luke 1:37

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.”    -Luke 1:38

Angels Share Good News! Glory to God in the Highest!

Just believe…God provides great messages!

Trust and obey…God can do the impossible!

Bible Passage: Luke 1:26-38

Craft one: “Angel cup ornament”

You will need:

  • Construction paper or card stock
  • Markers, stickers, or other decorating materials
  • String, yarn, or pipe cleaner
  • Scissors
  • Coffee filters and/or cupcake liners
  • Glue or tape
  • Google eyes, pipe cleaners (optional)
  • Popsicle sticks (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Decorate the cup as desired, drawing or gluing on eyes, mouth, or sticker elements.
  2. Use a folded cupcake liner or coffee filter as “wings”, and tape or glue them behind the cup.
  3. Attach a pipe cleaner halo. Add a string if you’d like to let your angel hang as a decoration; or place a popsicle stick inside the cup if you prefer your angel to be a puppet.

Craft Two: “Angel pin ”  

You will need:

  • Google eyes
  • Popsicle sticks or clothespins
  • Markers or crayons
  • Glue and/or tape
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Coffee filters or cupcake liners
  • Pipe cleaners, string, or ribbon

Procedure:
1. Choose a clothespin, popsicle stick, or other wooden piece as the base of your angel (or use multiple elements and make a whole Heavenly host!). 
2. Add drawn or glued facial elements to your wooden angels.
3. Use coffee filters or cupcake liners (or lace doilies) as wings, and attach them behind the angel bodies with tape or glue.    
4. Give your angel(s) halos and string, if you’d like to hang them up.
5. Tape or glue a safety pin to the back of the bodies and make yourself a wearable pin!      

Craft Three: “Angel Plate”  

You will need:

  • Paper plate of any size
  • Paper (construction) (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Coffee filters
  • Glue or tape
  • Decorative supplies (stickers, eyes, glitter, etc.)
  • Crayons or markers
  • String or ribbon (if desired to hang)

Procedure:
1. Decorate paper plate with “Angelic” facial features like a drawn mouth, google eyes, button nose, etc. Add ribbon or yarn hair if desired.
2. Use lace, coffee filters, or doilies for wings, attaching them behind the plate with glue or tape. 
3. Affix a string or pipe cleaner halo to the top of the plate.
4. Add verses or captions. Place a popsicle stick behind the plate if you’d like to make a puppet or mask; or merely hang as a decoration.


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