These Bubble Buddies will give your elementary-aged kids an opportunity to help other kids know they can give their worries to God.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).
Sometimes kids have grown-up-sized problems: where to get their next meal, where they’ll sleep tonight, whether Dad will be in jail again next week, and the list goes on. Your children have an opportunity to reach out to these kids and help them know what to do with that endless list of worries. Use this craft to touch kids’ lives.
Elementary Craft and Outreach Idea: Bubble Buddies
- 1/3 cup of liquid dish detergent
- 5 cups of water
- 2 1/2 tablespoons of glycerin or white corn syrup
- chenille wires
- clean baby food jar with lids
- mailing labels
- empty pitcher
- large wooden spoon
- measuring cup
Help the children mix the following bubble solution in a pitcher: 1/3 cup of detergent, 5 cups of water, and 2 1/2tablespoons of glycerin or white corn syrup. Give each child a baby food jar. Have the children fill their jars with bubble solution and place the lids on the jars. Give each child a mailing label and a marker. Help kids write”Jesus Cares for You—1 Peter 5:7″ on their labels. Encourage kids to decorate the labels and put on the jars. Show kids how to bend a chenille wire into the shape of a bubble wand. Direct the children to tape their wands to the side of the jars.
Discuss these questions with your children:
- How is blowing bubbles like “casting” our worries on God?
- What happens to our worries when we give them to God?
Say: Sometimes there are things that worry us. God wants us to tell him those things because he cares for us. There are children in our community who have a lot of worries and don’t know they can give them to God. We’re going to give our Bubble Buddies to a group of kids who need to hear about the love of Jesus.
Give your crafts to a group home or foster-care agency in your area. If you have time, your children will benefit from going together to give these gifts.
Pray: God, thank you for loving us and hearing our prayers. We praise you for your love, and we want to help others know you as we do. We love you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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