Craft Ideas: Psalm 139 Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

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Psalm 139 is a beautiful and comforting reminder that we are carefully created by God, with intention and purpose and strong love. The Lord made the universe and all that is in it, and He has designed us and made us, too! God made us unique and dearly cared for, which is a wonderful truth to take to heart. These crafts recollect that, and also allow for some fun creativity. A “woven together” place mat incorporates paper weaving. A “Creativity Plate” allows for a variety of fun media. And a “Designed by Hand Hand” incorporates fun art work designs and hand printing. These craft suggestions are part of our complete Psalm 139 Sunday School Lesson.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made…  
Craft Ideas for the Encouragement of Psalm 139  

Craft one: “Woven Together Place Mat”
You will need:

  • Crayons or markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Paper (Construction/cardstock)
  • Stickers, glitter, or other decorative items

Procedure:

  1. Cut construction paper into strips about an inch each, horizontally.
  2. On another paper (different color), cut slits vertically along the page, 1-2 inches apart.
  3. Carefully weave the strips among the slits, alternating in and out/back and forth, to create a checkerboard pattern.
  4. Add verses and captions to the woven mat.
  5. If desired, cover the mat with a Ziploc bag or plastic wrap to make it a practical waterproof placemat. Or add a hanger of some sort to display.

Craft Two: “Creativity Plate”  

You will need:

Procedure:
1. Write captions and verses on the paper plate to celebrate God’s creation becoming creative.    
2. Use creativity to add decorations to the plate. Items could be molded play-doh, twisted pipe cleaners, ribbon design, crosses or otherwise.         
3. Attach additional decorations (stickers, glitter, etc.) as desired.
4. Attach string or pipe cleaner, if desired, to hang the plate on display (provided items don’t fall off easily).    

Craft Three: “Designed by Hand Hand”  

You will need:

  • Construction Paper or cardstock
  • Glue or tape
  • Scissors
  • Decorative elements as desired
  • Markers or crayons

Procedure:
1. Trace a hand on one piece of paper (light-colored suggested).  
2. Color the hand with a variety of colors and designs.         
3. Add extra decorations to the hand, along with captions/verses.  
4. Cut hand out and mount on another (different colored) piece of paper.
5. Attach magnet or string to hang as display, if desired.       

Bible Verses or Captions to Craft Consider… (Psalm 139)

You have searched me, Lord,
 and you know me. -Psalm 139:1

How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
  How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you. -Psalm 139:17-18

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well. -Psalm 139:13-14

Woven together!

Fearfully and Wonderfully made!

Created to be creative!

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