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Elementary + Preteen Craft: Valentine’s Day Love Arrow Pencil Topper

love-arrowUse this Valentine’s Day Love Arrow Pencil Topper to talk about how God is love.


You’ll need:

  • Bibles,
  • pencils,
  • felt,
  • scissors,
  • craft glue,
  • and paper.

Valentine’s Day Love Arrow Pencil Topper

Say: Around Valentine’s Day, we hear all kinds of things about love. But did you know that God is love? God isn’t just great at loving us. He invented love, and his love for you goes on forever. Let’s make a craft to help us think about that.

Give each child a sharpened pencil and some felt. Have kids use their pencils to draw triangles on the felt with about 2-inch sides. Then have them overlap the felt to cut out two triangles each. Next, have children draw 2- x 1-inch rectangles on the felt, overlap the felt, and cut out two rectangles each. Have children cut several small slits in the rectangles—they’ll be parallel to the long side, but cut from each of the short sides.

Show each child how to glue only two sides of one triangle, then set the other triangle on top of it, matching the edges. This will leave an opening to put the end of the pencil in. Have them put glue along the center of both rectangles, parallel to the short ends. Have them match the rectangles with the eraser-end of the pencil along the glue lines. This will make the feather end of the arrow. Have kids keep the felt about a centimeter away from the end of the pencil so the eraser is still usable.

Loving God

Read aloud 1 John 4:16. Say: Now that we’ve made love arrows, let’s shoot some love back to God. Have kids use their love-arrow pencils to write to God. They can thank him for the ways he loves and takes care of them, they can ask him to help them love others, or they can write about why they love him.

Say: Keep your love arrow as a reminder that God loves you so much. And whenever you want, you can shoot some love back to God using your love arrow!

Looking for even more great Valentine’s Day ideas? Check out all our Valentine’s Day posts.  For loads of great ideas in every issue, subscribe today to Children’s Ministry Magazine.


2 thoughts on “Elementary + Preteen Craft: Valentine’s Day Love Arrow Pencil Topper

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    Midge Diener

    Visually I was drawn to your concept but it was anticlimactic. A story about the arrow and how to love God then the love letter would have been so much better. Also could have been related how to love mom, dad or family.

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