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Bible Story Reference: 2 Corinthians 5:17-22
Colossians 3:13 (NIV)
Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
New Creation Caterpillars
Compare the differences in the caterpillars and the butterflies and how they go through a transformation. They go through a beautiful transformation and become “brand new.” Ask the children to count how many differences there are.
Explain that we are a new creation in Jesus! Ask the children to name the differences between their lives before and after Jesus has come into their lives and list them on the board.
We all have sin in our lives, bad thoughts, and ungodly habits or ways that probably need to be removed and tossed out. Yet, the coolest part is not that we get to get rid of the old, but God wants us to replace it with the new. He wants us to clothe ourselves in true righteousness and holiness to be more like Him.
What You Need
Trace your child’s hand onto 2 different colours of paper. Repeat again to end up with 4 handprints.
Cut out a 1.5-inch circle from the paper. This will be your butterfly’s head.
Use your scissors to cut out a stretched-out oval shape for the butterfly’s body. Make sure it’s long enough to extend to the bottom of the child’s handprints.
Cut out two small ovals that will become the butterfly’s antennae.
Position one coloured handprint with the thumb facing up, the fingers to the side and rotated out slightly. Take the other coloured handprint and position the hand the same way, except this time rotate the hand down.
Glue the hands together where they overlap. Repeat with the opposite side. These are the butterfly’s wings.
Take both sets of handprint wings with the bottoms of the hands facing in, slightly overlap them and glue them together.
Assemble the butterfly body by glueing the antennae to the back of the circle head. Glue the completed head to the top of the green body.
Place the completed body in the middle of the handprint wings and glue it into place.
Use the marker to draw the eyes and a smile.