Road to Emmaus Craft Ideas

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Use these crafts when teaching kids about when Jesus appeared to his Disciples on the Road to Emmaus. They work with any Luke 24:13-35 lesson plan for Sunday School. Download the craft directions, watch our how-to instructions video, and then gather your craft supplies.

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The Risen Messiah…Revealed! Craft Ideas for The Disciples on the Road to Emmaus 

The stories of Jesus and His post-resurrection appearances remind us that we don’t always understand or recognize what God is doing in our lives. Sometimes things we experience are a bit like puzzle pieces, and we don’t have the full picture immediately. If we trust God, though, we can rest assured that He is working for our blessing and benefit.  These craft ideas offer reminders of the story and the principles of God’s power and control. Feel free to adjust as necessary. Happy crafting!

Bible Verses or Craft Captions to Consider…  (Story: Luke 24:13-35)

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. –Romans 8:28

And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. –Luke 24:31

Keep your eyes open for Jesus!

God is always working…even when life is puzzling!

More Teaching Ideas for the Road to Emmaus

Craft one: “Look for Jesus Binoculars”

Craft one: “Look for Jesus Binoculars”

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Yarn or string
  • Markers, stickers, or other decorating materials
  • Masking tape
  • Hole punch
  • Construction paper (optional)
  • Toilet paper rolls or paper towel tubes


  1. Tape your toilet paper tubes together, perhaps placing a small piece of paper between the tubes to separate them slightly.
  2. Add colorful decorations, if desired, with writing, stickers, or pictures.
  3. Punch a hole in the sides of the tubes.
  4. String yarn through the holes to make the binoculars wear-able.
  5. Peer through your “binoculars” and keep an eye out for what God is doing!

Craft Two: “On the Road to Emmaus”

Road to Emmaus Craft

You will need:

  • Construction Paper or paper plate
  • Glue or tape
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons


  1. Create your disciple “puppets”: print pictures to color, or draw pictures yourself of the men who will be walking the road to Emmaus.
  2. After drawing or coloring your men, cut them out and attach to popsicle sticks.
  3. Decorate a paper or paper plate with images of the “road” or outside area to set the scene.
  4. Cut a slit across the bottom of the paper.   
  5. Carefully slide the disciples and Jesus into the slit and use the stick to “walk” them across the page on the road.   

Craft Three: “Puzzle it Out”  

Puzzle Craft on Trusting God

You will need:

  • Construction Paper
  • Cardboard or cardstock
  • Markers or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stickers or extra decorations


  1. Decorate the paper with pictures, words, and plenty of colors.
  2. Glue the picture onto a harder surface such as cardboard or cardstock (glue stick recommended). Make sure all parts are securely pasted on.  
  3. When the glue is dry, cut the picture into pieces, as large or small as you prefer.
  4. Scramble up your pieces and have fun putting the puzzle together again!  

Bonus Craft Ideas

word search craft
  • Create a “hidden pictures” challenge by drawing small images to hunt for within a bigger illustration.
  • Make your own word search, with various words surrounded by other letters.
  • Make a “color by numbers” challenge for someone else to complete: draw a picture in pencil or black and white ink, labeling sections with numbers that correspond to suggested colors.
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