10 Commandments Craft Ideas


Authored by Carly Hart in Crafts 
Published on 11-07-2009

Reinforcing Bible lessons with crafts is one of the best ways to teach young children about the stories of the Bible. The story of Moses and the 10 Commandments is an important Bible lesson to teach children what moral and theological rules to follow to please God and avoid sin. Parents and teachers can use these fun 10 Commandments craft ideas at home or at Sunday School to reinforce the lesson of Moses and the 10 Commandments.

10 Commandments Craft Idea: Moses on Mount Sinai

This 10 Commandments craft idea is great to use with young preschoolers. These items are needed:

  • 1 piece of brown construction paper
  • 1 piece of gray construction paper
  • Clip art picture of Moses
  • The 10 Commandments stickers
  • Crayons, colored pencils or markers
  • Elmer’s Glue or glue sticks

This 10 Commandment craft features Moses on Mount Sinai. The brown piece of construction paper will serve as the background. Take the gray construction paper and cut out mountains to glue onto the brown background piece. Next, have the children color the Moses clip art and glue him atop Mount Sinai. Finally, have the children place the stickers on the mountains, along the edges or across the top of the background.

Tip: It helps to reinforce the story of Moses if labels are used. If the children are old enough to write, have them label Moses, Mount Sinai and title their artwork “The 10 Commandments.”

10 Commandments Craft Idea: Make Scrolls

Though Moses brought them down from Mount Sinai written on tablets, consider teaching children about the 10 Commandments by making them as scrolls. These supplies are needed:

  • 1 empty toilet paper roll per child
  • Construction paper scraps
  • Light brown or light blue resume paper, cut down into 4″ x 3″ pieces (10 per child)
  • 1 pencil, sharpened
  • 2 small rubber bands per child
  • 2 pieces of wax paper, cut down into 3″ x 3″ pieces
  • Elmer’s Glue or glue sticks

To make this 10 Commandments craft, first take the empty toilet paper roll and secure one piece of the wax paper to the bottom of the toilet paper roll using one of the rubber bands. Next, have the children decorate the toilet paper roll using the construction paper scraps, ensuring that the children are careful to glue scraps over the rubber band holding the wax paper over one side of the toilet paper roll.

While the glue is drying, have the children prepare the 10 Commandments by writing them out. Older children can use the more traditional versions of the 10 Commandments (Thou Shalt Not…) and younger children can use the more modern versions that are easier for them to understand (Do not steal). Once they are written on each of the ten scrolls, have the children roll them up using the pencil as a guide by rolling them around the pencil itself.

Once the roll is dry, have the children insert all ten of the scrolls inside. Using the final rubber band and piece of wax paper, have the child secure the wax paper over the top of the roll.

Teaching the story of Moses to children can be fun using these 10 Commandment craft ideas. For the most part, the supplies needed for these 10 Commandments crafts are readily on hand, except for the resume paper and the stickers.



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