Looking for hands-on ways to teach kids about the Armor of God? This Breastplate of Righteousness Craft is a simple way to teach kids about the importance of guarding our heart. This hands on study of Ephesians 6:10-19 is aimed to help your family connect, play, learn, and grow in God’s Word together.
This week we are focusing on the Breastplate of Righteousness. We are not righteous on our own. In fact, Romans 3:10-12 (ESV) tells us that, “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” Apart from God there is no righteousness, but through Jesus paying the price for our sins, we have been made right in God’s sight. That my friend is good news. The best news.
The breastplate of righteousness helps us turn to God when we are tempted and guards our heart from the enemy’s attacks.
Today I’m sharing a craft based off of Proverbs 4:23 to serve as a reminder of the importance of guarding your heart. Ready to get started?
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Heart Craft Printables
- White Cardstock
- Paint Brush
- Cup of Water
- Optional: Ruler
How to make the Breastplate of Righteousness Proverbs 4:23 Heart Craft:
Print the Proverbs 4:23 Heart Craft Printable (2 pages) on white cardstock.
Use a ruler and a pencil to draw lines on the rectangle. You can create any pattern. You can also skip this step and do more of an abstract free-hand painting as well. Totally up to you!
Use watercolors to paint the design you created. Paint the heart as well and then set aside the page to dry.
Once dry, use scissors to cut out the rectangle and heart around the gray line. Attach the heart to the center with glue.
Glue the painted rectangle to the center of the page that has Proverbs 4:23 on it. Use scissors to cut around the gray rectangle. Hang up your finished artwork somewhere in your house where you’ll see it often.
We put on the breastplate of righteousness so we can resist temptation and our sinful desires and turn to Jesus and his perfect ways. We can’t change our own heart, only God can do that. Only through God at work in us can we walk the path of righteousness.
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As you and your family learn about the Armor of God together, I pray that you will see how important each piece is and the incredible truth that we don’t have to fight this battle in our own strength. It’s not us at work, but Christ in us.