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Fishers Of Men Tackle Box Bible Craft

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This is one of our favorites Bible crafts. Children make a tackle box full of items they can use for witnessing about Christ.

Fishers Of Men Tackle Box Bible Craft
Fishers Of Men Tackle Box Bible Craft
Fishers Of Men Tackle Box Bible Craft
Fishers Of Men Tackle Box Bible Craft

Ages

Elementary, Tweens

Estimated Time

Tackle Box: 15-20 minutes Additional time required to make items to go into the box.

What You Will Need

Tackle Box:

  • Cardboard drink carriers (from fast food restaurants, bottled drinks, etc.)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Paper bag or butcher paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Small shells
  • Wooden anchor or nautical item
  • Glitter glue for accents (optional)
  • Raffia

Lord’s Prayer Fishing Pole:

  • Stick approximately 12” long
  • Approximately 18” of hemp or string
  • Lord’s Prayer Fish printable on card stock (See downloads below)
  • Two googly eyes
  • Hole punch

10 Commandments Fish:

  • 10 Commandments Fish printable on card stock (See downloads below)
  • Round key ring
  • 5 paper clips

Fisher’s of Men Life Savers and Fish Crackers

  • 2 snack baggies
  • Fisher’s of Men Candy Toppers printable
  • Card stock
  • Fish crackers
  • Gummy Worms
  • Life Savers (Individually wrapped)
  • Permanent marker
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Other:

  • Small Bible (Optional)
  • Church Bulletin
  • Small cross or Shell Cross Craft (See Related Items)
  • The Greatest Treasure (See Related Items)
  • Christian handouts
  • List of upcoming children’s church activities to hand out

Preparation

Print 1 Lord’s Prayer fish printable and 1 set of Ten Commandment fish for each child on bright colored card stock.

Directions

Tackle Box:

  • Have children paint their drink carriers.
  • Write Mark 1: 17, "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." on a piece of butcher paper. Have children tear the edges.
  • Decorate the tackle box with shells, anchor and raffia. .

As children add items to tackle box, explain how they can use each of the items to help bring others to Christ. You can pick and choose from the items you want to make and include. Some are stand alone crafts with lessons. If you have time, you can make the Tackle Box first then add items to it as the children complete them, going over several days. When everything has been completed, children can use their kit to witness for Christ.

Lord’s Prayer Fishing Pole:

  • Cut out fish and Lord’s Prayer
  • Glue Lord’s Prayer to each side of the fish
  • Add googly eyes
  • Punch hole in end near mouth
  • Tie one end of hemp to the fish, the other to the fishing pole

10 Commandments Fish:

  • Cut out fish
  • Use hole punch to add hole at end
  • Slide all ten onto the round key ring
  • Attach paper clips in a row

Fisher’s of Men Life Savers and Fish Crackers

  • Print printables on card stock, cut out and fold in half.
  • Use a ruler and marker and create lines approximately 3/4” wide at an angle across one side of the bag. Repeat on opposite angle to make it look like a net.
  • Open baggie, fold the card over one side of the baggie top. Staple twice. Repeat on second baggie.
  • Fill baggies with appropriate items.

Extras

The great thing about this craft is it can be a simple stand alone craft, or it can be expanded with other crafts, lessons and games into a multiple session, creative learning experience for all ages.

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