By Rev. Doug Forbes
Bible Story Collages are fun and easy to make, and they provide children with a chance to be creative independently. They are also a positive reminder of favorite Bible stories and the morals that accompany them.To make Bible Story Collages you need: Bibles, Bible concordances, colored construction paper, scissors, glue sticks and glitter glue.
Ask your students to use their Bibles and concordances to find a favorite Bible story they would like to illustrate. Allow time for each child to share his or her favorite Bible story and the moral.
Give each young person several pieces of colored construction paper, and ask them to cut the paper into squares, triangles, circles and rectangles approximately one half to one inch in size. Ask the children to place their pieces of construction paper on an uncut piece of construction paper to create a scene from the Bible story, and provide helpful suggestions as needed. Once the scene is assembled, apply glue to the small pieces of paper and press them onto the uncut piece of construction paper. You may wish to use various colors of glitter glue for a finishing touch.
Encourage your students to show their works of art to their parents, guardians or grandparents, and share the Bible story and moral it represents.