Bible Crafts from John 15:9-17 “Love in Action”

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How do we show love? In what ways can we demonstrate and share the love of Jesus with those around us? It’s part of the Great Commandment, and yet sometimes we forget it quickly. These crafts offer simple ways to remember and consider that God loves us, and He wants us to love others. A “friendship bouquet” uses paper elements to craft flowers to give as a caring display. A “helping heart wreath” allows kids to brainstorm practical methods for showing love to others. Either of these crafts can also be adapted and used as gifts for friends or for Mother’s Day.

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Bible Verses or Captions to Consider…

If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. -John 15:10

No longer do I call you servants,  for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another. -John 15:15-17

What does love look like?  Here’s how I show love… A bouquet for you! I show love for Jesus when…

More Teaching Ideas:

Craft one: “Friendship Bouquet”

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Paper or cardstock
  • Markers or crayons
  • Verse caption or extra decoration (optional)
  • Cupcake liners and/or coffee filters
  • Popsicle sticks and/or pipe cleaners
  • stickers, glitter, or other extra decorations.


  1. Choose what materials to use for your flowers (or select a variety). Cut shapes out of paper and liners accordingly.
  2. Decorate your paper or coffee filter flowers with colors, words, and decorations.
  3. Attach flowers to popsicle sticks or pipe cleaners for “stems.” 
  4. Decorate a large piece of paper as a holder or “vase” for the bouquet. Use stickers, verses, and other decorations. Alternately, use a jar or bottle for the vase.
  5. Fold and tape your flower holder. Place “flowers” inside and give to a friend or family member as a gift!

Craft Two: “Helping Hearts Wreath”

You will need:

  • Glue and/or tape
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Caption or verse (Optional)
  • Markers or crayons
  • String or pipe cleaner (optional)
  • Paper plates
  • Stickers or other decorations (optional)

1. Cut several hearts out of paper, making different colors and sizes. 
2. On each heart, write an idea of an action that will demonstrate love for God and others.
3. Decorate the paper plate with verses, stickers, or other items as desired.
4. Glue or tape the hearts around the plate to create a “wreath.”
5. If desired, attach a string or pipe cleaner to hang as decoration.

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