Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Craft Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Preteen Craft on Jesus’ Love: The Prodigal Son Published: January 14, 2022 In this craft, kids will make “decotropes” (pictures they can twirl) that always show a heart, representing Jesus’ love. Scripture: Luke 15:11-32 You’ll need: “Twirlers” handout (1 per child) scissors markers tape glue sticks straw Easy Prep Make a sample craft to show kids. Jesus’ Love Twirlers Make a Twirler Distribute a “Twirlers” handout to each child. Have kids color the top set of circles. They should use the same color for the hearts but different colors for the backgrounds. This is a great time to show kids your sample so they can see the end result they’re going for. Have kids fold their handouts along the dotted line and cut out the top set of circles. They’ll want to keep the circles connected where the fold is. Next, have kids unfold their circles and tape a straw in the center of one of the circles, flattening the part of the straw that will be in between the circles. To secure the circles together, kids will use a glue stick and then fold the circles back together. Have kids place their twirlers between their palms and spin them by rubbing their palms back and forth. If time allows, kids can make a second twirler using the second set of circles on the handout. Talk About It Ask: What did you notice when you twirled your twirler? Say: No matter how you twirled your twirler, you could always see the heart. That reminds us of how Jesus loves us. No matter how turned around we get, we can trust that Jesus loves us no matter what. In the story Jesus told, the lost son got very turned around! But when he came back home, his dad still loved him—no matter what. That’s what Jesus’ love is like! Encourage kids to take their crafts home and show a family member or friend what the twirler reveals about God’s love. Want more craft ideas like this one? Check out Group’s Makerific WOWS!: 54 Surprising Bible Crafts (ages 8-12). You can also look through these articles. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!