Colors of Christ Bracelet – Religious Craft Activity

christian bracelet craftWhen teaching children about faith and sharing stories from the Bible, it helps if they can have an activity that instills the messages they are learning. This Christian Craft Bracelet idea from Sunday School Network involves stringing beads on jute or rawhide. Each bead color is related to a Biblical Truth. When children are done with each bead and message, you can help them tie off the end cord to fit their wrist.

Approximate Time: 10 Minutes
Appropriate Ages: 8-15
Materials/Equipment needed:
Cord such as jutecotton cord or this elastic cord
Pony beads: black, white, red, blue, green, and gold or yellow.

Biblical Truths for each color:

Black = Sin
The black bead reminds us of our sin which separates us from God and dooms us to eternal darkness. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (see also Ephesians 2:11-13)

Red = Christ’s Blood
The red bead symbolizes Christ’s’ blood shed for you and me. Romans 5:8-9 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us…we have been justified by his blood…”

White = Prayer of Repentance For Cleansing
The white bead represents the cleansing that occurs when a sinner repents and turns to God. Psalm 51:1-2 “Have mercy on me, Oh God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.”

Blue = Water/Spirit Baptism
The blue bead represents baptism. Ephesians 4:5 “…one Lord, one faith, one baptism.” We are baptized with water to identify ourselves with Jesus. The Holy Spirit baptizes those who trust in Jesus and takes up residence in the believers heart. If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. Romans 8:9

Green = Christian Growth
The green bead represents growth in our faith. Colossians 1:10 “And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God…”

Gold = Eternal life
The gold bead represents eternal life with Jesus in Heaven. John 3:16 “ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

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Copyright 2002 – Sarah A. Keith –
From the book, “Goin’ Buggie For Jesus”.

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9 thoughts on “Colors of Christ Bracelet – Religious Craft Activity

  1. i *was looking for this. many years ago i made this with rawhide cord and put pony beads on them . then i only used ONE bead of each color. It told the story of salvation by each bead

  2. This is what my children did in bible school many many years ago and now I can do this with their small children now. Thank you.

  3. Where can I get the power band that goes along with the paper I have that tells people of God’s promises, I’m missing it.
    It will have 2 knots on it and the colors are, black, red,white,blue, green, yellow, clear.

  4. I made this when I was a kid (now almost 44 yrso) and I couldn’t remember what they were called or which order they went in exactly. I was really excited when I came across this website and saw them just as I had recalled them. Thanks for sharing. Brought back a good memory from childhood.

  5. Wow! This is a really nice bracelet. Nice idea’s about making a bracelet. I will try it. Thank you so much for sharing this post. I am looking forward to here for more posts like this one.

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