This simple keychain craft reinforces the memory verse from John 6:35.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
It is a good craft to do at Easter time or when teaching a child about communion.
- self drying clay (you can purchase it or make your own)
- keychain loop (purchase from craft store or take off an old keychain)
- white fun foam (actually, any color would work)
- hole punch
- piece of wool or string
Before Craft Discussion:
- If doing this with a large group of children (ex: Sunday school), consider bringing in two or three different types of loaves of bread (french bread, crusty bread, pumpernickel, etc) plus some regular sliced bread
- You can show the children the different kinds of bread and discuss whether any of them have helped make bread at home.
- Talk about how bread is made (mixing ingredients to make dough, kneading, shaping and baking)
- You can even let the children taste the different types of bread to see which is their favorite
- If doing this with your own children you can do the same as the above or point out different loaves of bread during a shopping trip.
- have the children shape their dough into a slice or loaf of bread. After viewing the different loaves of real bread the children should be inspired.
- Use a straw to poke a hole through the completed shapes
- Cut out a rectangle of white craft foam and punch a hole in the corner of it
- Print the words: Jesus is the bread of life. on the piece of craft foam.
- Let the clay dry according to the package (or recipe) directions.
- Put a piece of ribbon or string through the keychain loop, the craft foam tag and the clay loaf