5 Exciting Garden of Eden Crafts
There are many popular Bible stories that you’ll find in every single Children’s Bible. One of them is definitely the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
I took my (then) 2.5 year old through a journey in the Garden of Eden during 5 days of the week. Each day we created a different item and at the end of the week, you guessed it… we were able to re-enact the entire story of the fall of Adam and Eve.
Their story starts within the Creation of God and the two most important trees that are found in the garden. It’s essential to teach our little ones about the start of sin and the consequences of disobeying God’s commandments.
What better way to teach them than through some fun Garden of Eden crafts!
Garden of Eden Craft #1 – Adam and Eve Before the Fall
We start our Garden of Eden crafts with righteous Adam and Eve, still perfectly obeying God’s will and commandments.
- Faces for happy Adam and Eve
- Pop-sickle sticks
- Colouring pencils
- White felt
Your toddler can start the activity with colouring the faces for Adam and Eve. You can use the faces I created for this activity via the links in the ‘material’ section. Please, for personal use only!
While your toddler is colouring in, you can start cutting a ‘dress’ and ‘shirt’ from the white felt. I just guessed at the size and made it short enough, so she could still hold the bottom of the sticks.
Then you can cut out the faces (or you can have them cut out before you let your toddler colour them in). Once everything is ready, glue all the parts on top of the sticks.
You can now enjoy a fun roll-play with the stick puppets, telling them about God’s creation on the sixth day… perfect Adam and Eve clothed in light.
Garden of Eden Craft #2 – The Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge
In the Garden of Eden grew many beautiful trees, but the Bible brings our attention to two specific trees: the tree of life and the tree of knowledge.
- 2 Toilet rolls
- Dark brown paper
- Green paper
- Red ink
- Round stamp
I started with making a small cut into the top of the toilet rolls, exactly where the green leaves would sit. I also cut out a shape for the green leaves.
My girl then glued some little pieces of dark brown paper on top of the toilet roll to decorate the bark a little. For the next step, she used the red ink, and combination of her fingertips and a round stamp to create fruit on the trees.
We then grabbed our righteous Adam and Eve and played the little story of them obeying God’s commandment, happily living in the Garden of Eden.
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Garden of Eden Craft #3 – Paper Snake Craft
This craft is super fun to make although younger toddlers may need your help. Our girl helped to stick the paper together with the sticky tape.
- Strips of coloured paper
- Sticky tape
- Googly eyes
- Red felt tongue
Before I sat my toddler down for this craft, I cut out strips of coloured paper. You can pick any colour you’d like and cut as many strips as you want.
I also cut out a paper snake head and a tongue from red felt. Now, it was ready for my little one to get creating!
Making the snake is pretty easy. Simply, link all the strips of paper together with sticky tape. You could try with glue as well, but our paper was a little too thick to stay together like that.
Then stick the googly eyes and tongue on the snake head. Bend the bottom bit of the head a little, so you can glue it onto the body. And your paper snake craft is ready!
Garden of Eden Craft #4 – Adam and Eve After the Fall
For this activity I’d like to refer to the first craft, except you’ll need the faces for sad Adam and Eve, and replace the white felt with green, representing the fig leaves.
Although it’s a repetition from the righteous Adam and Eve craft, my daughter enjoyed this so much, she didn’t mind at all. In fact, she loved playing with both sets of stick figures.
Once this garden of Eden craft is completed, you can bring all previous crafts together.
Righteous Adam and Eve lived in the garden of Eden and could eat from only one tree. Then came the snake and tempted Eve to eat from the forbidden tree. The result… their light covering disappeared and they covered themselves with fig leaves.
Garden of Eden Craft #5 – The Garden of Eden Is Closed
And finally the last stage of our Garden of Eden crafts: God closes the garden and places an angel and a flaming sword at the entrance. Adam and Eve are cast out as a consequence to their sin.
Material for the Angel:
- Toilet roll
- White pipe cleaners
- White felt
- White tissue paper
- Googly eyes
- Sticky tape
Start with a white pipe cleaner and wrap it around the toilet roll to create the angel’s arms. Stick them together with sticky tape at the back of the roll.
Measure how much white felt you’d need to cover the bottom part of the roll with the felt. Cut it out, wrap it around the roll and stick it at the back with sticky tape.
Take the other 2 pipe cleaners and fold them a little in the shape of wings. Stick them also at the back of the roll with sticky tape.
Draw a face on the roll and attach the googly eyes. Lastly, fill the top of the roll with white tissue paper for the hair.
If you like, you can have a look at a similar puppet that was made using this technique (except tissue paper clothing instead of felt) for more instructions. You can see this video here: ‘Exciting Kids’ Crafts About Jesus of Revelation 1‘.
Note: I’ve updated this post and used a clipart for my previous angel. If you prefer to do this, you can find the free clipart for the angel drawing right here.
Simply, have your child colour and decorate it just as they please. Then cut it out with the scissors, add some glue to the pop-sickle stick, and glue the angel to the stick!
Material for the Sword:
- Small wooden craft peg
- Red, orange, and yellow tissue paper
This one is super easy! Take a piece from each colour of tissue paper and crumple them in the shape of a fire. Place the ‘fire’ in the wooden peg. Done!
Note: I’ve updated this post and changed this craft. I previously used a clipart which you can find here: the sword. You’ll only need to add some flames which you can create from red and yellow paper. Then you stick them at the back of the sword and glue these on a popsicle stick.
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Now all the Garden of Eden crafts are finished! If you like, you can re-tell this popular Bible story from the beginning to the end. I’m sure they’ll love this creative way of learning about Adam and Eve.
My daughter really loved this activity! Which craft is your favourite? Feel free to let me know in the comment section below.
*This post was first published on 15 July 2019 – Last updated on 2 August 2020*