We’re on letter “D” for our ABCs of the Bible crafts, a great series of Bible School Craft Ideas.
Today, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite bible crafts that I’ve done with my daughter. A letter “D” for David’s Harp!
David is a King from the Old Testament, you may remember him from the story of David and Goliath and he is credited as the author for the majority of the Book of Psalms (Song of Songs).
David was known to be a talented musician, one of my favourite references to his music playing is that it would drive away evil spirits:
I read this passage with my daughter before starting our craft, and we discussed what things we do to drive away bad thoughts or feelings. (Personally, I think my daughter’s mind would get carried away if we used the terminology “evil spirits,” but do what works for your family.)
Materials Needed for David’s Harp Craft:
- Cardboard (cut into two “D” shapes)
- Gold paint
- Glitter or glitter paint, optional
- Hot glue
- Hot glue gun
- Craft tray
It would also be really fun to play some gentle harp music in the background as you do this craft.
Have your child paint one side of both “D” shapes with gold paint, and if using glitter, add it while the paint is still wet.
Set the painted “D” shapes out to dry.
Once dry, turn one of the D shapes upside down so that the unpainted side faces up and lay out your pipe cleaners to make “harp strings.” You could alternatively use yarn or string, but I found pipe cleaners easier for kids to handle, especially with the gluing stage.
Warm up your hot glue gun while trimming the pipe cleaners to fit your “D” shape.
Glue down all of the pipe cleaners, and then add glue all around the inside of the first “D” and push the second “D” on top to secure them together.
My daughter has just turned four and she has been using her own Cool Touch Hot Glue Gun for about 5 months. I’m comfortable with giving her the “controlled risk” that goes along with using real tools, but please know your child and your own comfort levels when deciding if you or your child will be doing the gluing for this bible school craft idea.
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Our previous Bible School Craft Ideas for this series have included: