We’re on letter “H” for our ABCs of the Bible crafts, a great series of Bible School Craft Ideas.
This is a fun hands-on, H is for Heaven, Art Collage for children of all ages to enjoy. This activity includes fine motor development, creativity, sensory play, and hand-eye coordination.
Materials Needed for the Heaven Art Collage:
- Cardboard Square
- Blue and Green Construction Paper
- Glue and/or Glitter Glue
- Peel and Stick Foam Sheets (a variety of colors – especially gold & white)
- Brown Foam Paper
- Green & Blue Tissue Paper
- Glitter (Blue & Silver or Gold)
- Stickers for Embellishment (apples, fruit, butterflies, birds, flowers, animals – anything your children will love and you can imagine in a heavenly scene!
To get started, I found a square piece of cardboard. I showed my toddler how to tear the green and blue pieces of paper into smaller pieces. Then he glued them onto the cardboard, creating a green (for the grass) and blue (for the sky) mosaic.
After the grass and sky were complete, we had fun creating the heavenly scene by cutting out and glueing a golden road, the tree of life, the river of life, a rainbow, flowers, and Jesus with a crown on his head.
I formed the green tree top and blue river of life out of tissue paper. This gave depth to the heavenly art collage and also provided a wonderful sensory experience for my toddler. We covered the entire scene with a ton of glitter and it literally sparkled. My toddler loved applying all the stickers to our heavenly scene for embellishment! As he placed the stickers on, we talked about how beautiful heaven will be. I shared with him that the tree of life will have 12 kinds of fruits on it. We talked about Jesus and that he lives in heaven. I explained that one day we will go to heaven and see Jesus there.
It is also wonderful to read from the Bible about heaven to your child. Here are a few of my favorite verses.
River of Life & Tree of Life
“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb, down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.” Revelation 22:1-5
Rainbow around the Throne
“After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this. Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was[a] like a jasper and a sardine stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.” Revelation 4:1-3
Streets of Gold
“And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.” Revelation 21:21
Jesus is in Heaven
“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, [and be] their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” Revelation 21:3-5
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
If you liked this ABCs of the Bible craft idea – P is for Peace Dove – be sure to pin it for later, or share it with your friends if you think they’d enjoy doing it with their children.
Our previous Bible School Craft Ideas for this series have included:
- A is for Angel (coffee filter craft)
- B is for Basket (weaving craft)
- C is for Cross (paper scrolling craft)
- D is for David’s Harp (representational craft)
- E is for Elijah’s Fiery Chariot (card board craft)
- F is for Fisher of Men
- G is for God’s Eye
- K is for King of Kings (crown craft)
- N is for Noah’s Ark (shoebox craft)
- R is for Rebekah at the Well (milk carton craft)
- S is for Sheep (toddler/preschooler craft)
- V is for the Vine Craft