The Armor of God – Craft Ideas from Ephesians 6:10-20

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How do we protect ourselves spiritually? What is God’s Armor, and how do we clothe ourselves with it? These crafts are just a few fun examples of how to make great visual reminders of the elements that make up the Armor of God. A paper plate serves as the base for a “shield” of faith; a headband makes a “helmet” of salvation, and a paper towel tube offers a great start to a “sword” of the spirit. Aluminum foil highly recommended!

Bible Verses or Craft Captions to Consider…  (Ephesians 6:10-20)

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.                   -Ephesians 6:10-11

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.  -Ephesians 6:13

Put on God’s Armor!

Suit up…with God’s protection!

Shield yourself with FAITH!

Put on the helmet of salvation…

Use the Sword of the Spirit! It’s God’s word!

More Teaching Ideas:

Craft one: “Helmet of Salvation” 

You will need:

  • Construction paper or cardstock
  • Glue, tape, or staples
  • Aluminum foil
  • Popsicle sticks (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Markers, crayons, etc.
  • Other decorations (jewels, stickers, etc.)

Procedure:

  1. Cut paper into strips, and staple or tape together to make a head band.
  2. Decorate the paper with verses, captions, and stickers or decorations as desired.
  3. Use popsicle sticks, paper, or stickers to add a cross shape to the headband.
  4. Measure the papers to fit the student’s head, and staple, glue, or tape to create the “helmet”.
  5. Optional: add aluminum foil for extra helmet flair!

Craft Two: “Shield of Faith”  

You will need:

  • Paper Plates
  • Aluminum foil
  • Pipe cleaners (optional)
  • Stickers/decorations
  • Markers/crayons
  • Cardstock/paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Captions/verses

Procedure:
1. Use verses, captions, stickers, and more to decorate the paper plate as a “shield of faith”.  
2. Place aluminum foil on the back side of the plate, with or without a pipe cleaner base.
3. Add additional decorations or colors as wished.
4. Enjoy using the foil/pipe cleaner handle to wield your “shield”!

Craft Three: “Sword of the Spirit” 

You will need:

  • Paper towel tube
  • Aluminum foil
  • Stickers/decorations
  • Markers/crayons
  • Glue, staples, or tape
  • Construction paper/cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Captions/verses

Procedure:
1. Cover the toilet paper tube with aluminum foil.     
2. Shape or fold the ends to appear as a “sword” shape.
3. Write captions or verses onto paper and attach as a “hilt” on the top of the sword.
4. Decorate with stickers or gems as desired.
5 Use your “sword” for (non-violent) fun to remember that God’s word is our weapon!             

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