Bible story crafts for children – Crafts for children La Luz del Mundo

Children will enjoy the connection made in this craft between the loving glow of candlelight and the Light it symbolizes. This is one of the really popular kids Bible story crafts because it is about the light of God and reminds kids that they too have this light and should let it shine. Candles aren’t always among the easy crafts for kids, but this is an easy candle holder to make. And the children will be very proud to shine their own lights.

The memory verse from the Sermon on the Mount can also be added to the candle: “You are the light of the world… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

The “salt of the earth” from the scripture lesson can also be linked to this craft with the glitter that symbolizes salt. Scripture: Matthew 5

Supplies for each candle

  • Small to medium wide-mouth jar, such as a baby food or sauce jar
  • white glitter
  • Gift wrap, tissue paper (assorted colors)
  • white craft glue
  • Small piece of sponge (about 1/2 to 1 inch square)
  • clothespin
  • Tea light or votive (depending on the size of the jar)
  • Headband


Cut ribbons for each of the children’s candles. Write the memory verse, or the beginning of it “Ye are the light of the world,” on the ribbon where it can be read after tied around the neck of the jar. Set aside, so the kids can add them after their candles are complete.


  1. Tear or cut small pieces of tissue paper.
  2. Since the glue will be used with a sort of decoupage technique, thin it out first by mixing it in a plastic cup (like a yogurt container) with a little bit of water.
  3. Clip the piece of sponge with a clothespin.
  4. Using the “sponge brush”, coat the outside of the jar with the diluted glue.
  5. Before the glue dries, cover it with pieces of colored tissue paper. Keep the layers of tissue paper thin so the light shines through nicely.
  6. While the tissue paper is still wet with the glue, roll the jar into a glitter plate. Salt could be used instead, but in areas of high humidity it may eventually dissolve.
  7. Add the candle, light and enjoy. Or send the kids home to light the candles with their families.

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