Exciting Kids Crafts About Jesus of Revelation 1

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For a while now, I had been wanting to teach my preschooler about Jesus of Revelation chapter 1. You know, where He’s described with a long white raiment and a golden girdle, walking in the midst of 7 golden candlesticks.

Then one day, a question asked by my 3 year old, resulted in these fun 2 crafts. Even our kindy Sabbath School kiddies loved it!

But before we go into the details of these Revelation crafts, let’s have a look at why I believe it’s important to start teaching our children about the book of Revelation.

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The Importance of Teaching Revelation to Our Children

Teaching Revelation to children, especially young preschoolers and toddlers, is probably not something you’ve been thinking about a lot.

After all, many Christians often refer to the book of Revelation as ‘a mystery’, ‘not necessary (or even impossible) to understand’. Some go as far as to say that whoever studies this book is someone who loves ‘doom thinking’. Believe it or not, but I was described as being one of those people.

The opposite is true though. Studying and understanding Revelation is a blessing {Rev 1:3}!

In fact, there are 7 blessings mentioned in Revelation we should all memorise. Such beautiful promises you’re missing out on if you don’t study (or read) the book of Revelation.

Let’s have a look at the 7 blessings of Revelation:

  1. ‘Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand’ {Rev 1:3 KJV}
  2. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them’ {Rev 14:13 KJV}
  3. ‘Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame’ {Rev 16:15 KJV}
  4. ‘And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God’ {Rev 19:9 KJV}
  5. ‘Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years’ {Rev 20:6 KJV}
  6. ‘Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book’ {Rev 22:7 KJV}
  7. ‘Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city’ {Rev 22:!4 KJV}

Okay, okay… telling your young kids that one day the world will end isn’t a pleasant thing to do. I believe that teaching the very details isn’t necessary at a young age. I do believe though that we should start teaching them little bits here and there.

Such things as Jesus of Revelation Chapter 1 who walks in the middle of the 7 golden lampstands. Or the promise of Him returning in the clouds, the New heaven and earth with the glorious New Jerusalem, the visions of the throne in heaven, the seal of God given to His faithful servants to keep them safe when great trouble will come upon the world, …

After all, they who hear the words of the prophecy are blessed! Including little children.

So yes, I’ve started teaching my preschooler about Jesus of Revelation and the 7 lampstands. We had a blast! Who said teaching Revelation can’t be fun?

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Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Jesus of Revelation Chapter 1

One day, my 3 year old came to me holding some toilet paper in her hands: ‘Can we make something fun with this?’ she asked. At first, I didn’t really know what we could do with the paper itself. I mean, painting it would probably rip it.

So I came up with the idea to use an empty roll and create Jesus from it, dressed in His white robe (the toilet paper). My daughter loved this so much, that we made multiple little men (like shepherds, a princess,…) from toilet rolls and tissue paper.

I even used this craft in my kindy Sabbath School for a Dorcas (Tabitha) lesson and all the kids (and parents) absolutely loved this idea! In fact, one of the mums told me later that her oldest daughter wanted to make more of them once they arrived home.

So let’s have a look at what you’ll need to create your own Jesus of Revelation.

Material:

Preparation:

Collect all the material and just get started. It’s that easy!

Craft:

Take your toilet roll and the white pipe cleaner. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the middle of the roll to create arms. Stick some tape at the back of the pipe cleaner to hold it in place.

Then take your toilet paper, or white tissue paper, and start wrapping it around the roll in a shape of a garment (see video). Attach the ends with sticky tape.

Wrap the yellow pipe cleaner around the ‘waste’ of the toilet roll and tie a knot. This is Jesus’ golden girdle (or belt).

Stick the googley eyes in place, draw a face, and create some white hair on the top of the roll.

The first Jesus of Revelation craft is completed!

Toilet Paper Roll Craft – the Seven Lampstands

A few days afterwards, we continued with Revelation 1 and created the 7 golden lampstands. This was such great fun! Why? Because it made quite a mess. 😂

Just as the first toilet paper roll craft, this second one doesn’t need much preparation either. Sweet!

Material:

Preparation:

If you want, you can already cut the tissue paper in rectangles or squares. If your child is able to do this themselves, don’t worry about it. Just get the material ready and start crafting.

Craft:

As you may have noticed, I wrote in the material list ‘paint brush if needed‘. That’s because my daughter decided to ditch her paint brush and use her hands instead. Although messy (I warned you!), I thought it was brilliant! So much quicker and better.

So, if you’re okay with your child being more ‘hands-on’, put some yellow paint on a tray and let them place their hands in it. Then they can rub the yellow paint all around the toilet rolls.

Once all seven rolls are painted, let them dry and shift your focus to the tissue paper.

Place the 3 different colours a little bit skewed on top of each other. Then grab the middle of the tissue paper and pinch it together. Place the ‘flames’ on top of the ‘golden lampstands’ when they’re completely dry.

Finally, place your Jesus craft in the middle of the 7 lampstands.

Wasn’t this great fun?! These 2 crafts are a perfect way to start teaching Revelation to your children, even the little ones.

Create them now and use them again for future Revelation crafts. Perfect!

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