When you say “craft time,” do the boys in your class moan, yawn, escape to the bathroom, or find other creative ways to express their displeasure? Maybe they have a point. Craft books tend to be packed with frilly, sweet-smelling projects. Do boys go for that stuff? Not the ones who live at my house! The best crafts for boys are the ones that let them be who God made them to be. Here are art projects boys are guaranteed to love because they embody the things boys love.
1. Energy Let your young men tackle a hunk of clay. Encourage boys to form a horse and chariot for one of Pharaoh’s soldiers, pillars for Samson to pull down, or a coiled basket for Saul’s exciting escape down a city wall.
2. Whack Attack Gather aluminum pie pans, hammers, markers, a few large nails, and newspapers for padding, and you’re ready for whackamania! Demonstrate how to draw a simple design such as a cross on the back of a pie plate, then make a tin-punch design by pounding nail holes about 3/4-inch apart on the outline. Tie a short piece of jute twine through two more nail holes at the top, and the project is ready to hang.