As Valentine’s Day is approaching, we are focusing on God’s character and how he has shown his love to us. These Bible art prompts are a great way to get the conversation going. Print out a few copies for an easy kids art project and a lovely Valentine’s Day gift.
Lately my kids have been asking some killer questions. I’m talking questions about death, good and evil, heaven and hell, how do we know God is real, and other heavy stuff. I’m not going to lie, I wrestle with a lot of these ideas myself! Their questions are huge, and I don’t always have sufficient answers, but I am comforted by all that scripture has to say about God’s love for us.
Romans 8:38-39 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels more rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (ESV)
The Bible has a lot to say about love, so we had plenty to study and talk about as we worked on our Valentine’s Day art. Each of the printable art prompts is based off of one of these verses:
GOD IS LOVE
1 John 4:16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. (ESV)
FAITH HOPE LOVE
1 Corinthians 13:13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (ESV)
LOVE NEVER FAILS
1 Corinthains 13:7-8 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. (ESV)
JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW
Romans 5:8 But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (ESV)
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (ESV)
1 John 4:9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. (ESV)
Feel free to print as many copies as you need. My kiddos didn’t want to stop at one, so we have plenty of pictures to give away.
Valentine’s Day Bible Art 4 Ways
1. Fingerprint Hearts
I am crazy about personalized art projects, and fingerprint hearts are just darling. We used red and white acrylic paints and mixed them to create different shades of pink and red. Dip your finger into the paint and stamp it onto the page at an angle. Stamp it again at the opposite angle to create a heart. So simple and adorable!
2. Paper Tube Heart Stamp
Toddlers and preschoolers can make beautiful hearts with a paper tube heart stamp. To create the stamp, press a paper tube to make it flat. Then fold one end into the center to create a heart shape. If you want it to hold it’s shape well, put a line of glue down the middle and paperclip it together until it dries. Remove the paperclip and your stamp is ready to go. Acrylic paints, finger paints, or other washable paints work well for this project.
3. Sticker Heart Stamp
Dollar store stickers are a staple in our house. Grab a pack of foam heart stickers and a marker to create a simple heart stamp. To create the stamp, stick 3 or 4 stickers together. Stick them to the bottom of a marker or clothespin and you have a heart stamp perfect for little hands. You can use paints or an ink pad for this technique.
4. Dollar Store Stickers
For a super easy, no-mess project, fill up the page with stickers. The dollar store is full of amazing heart stickers for Valentine’s Day, so we filled up our craft cabinet. Some days I am just not up for pulling out the paints, so stickers are a must.
Whether you’re looking for a Valentine’s craft for a cold day, a handmade gift for family and friends, or an activity for a Bible lesson on God’s Love, these art projects are a great activity to keep on hand.
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