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Ten Commandments Craft & Lesson – Sunday School, CCD & Preschool

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Learn about the 10 Commandments with this craft. Use the PDF craft template.

Make this wonderful Ten Commandments heart craft with your group of kids. Use the step-by-step instructions and Free Printable Template for this great Sunday School Craft!

Check out this amazing religious heart craft. Not only is it cute but it helps children learn and understand the Ten Commandments! In my Ten Commandments Lesson Plan (below), children will learn that God created the 10 commandments because he loves us and then they will categorize each commandment based on a love for God or a love for others.

This religious heart craft is perfect for Christian schools, Sunday School, CCD and more! I was inspired to make my own version of this craft after seeing a chocolate box craft on a homeschooling mom’s wonderful site.

Get the Free Commandments Heart Printable below and I will show you how to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!).

ten commandments ready to put on the heart craft
Children will make their own heart, by categorizing each commandment based on a love for God or a love for others!

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your Ten Commandments craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Step 1: Download the Free Template

Download the Free Commandments Heart Printable. The PDF file contains everything you need to make enough hearts for one or 20 kids.

pages of ten commandment heart craft template
The Commandments heart craft PDF makes it easy to print and cut out the craft shapes.

Step 2: Print the Commandment Craft Template onto Colored Paper

Print the free templates. I printed them on colored paper, but you can print them on white paper and let the kids color them.

ten commandments printed on multiple sheets of colored paper
templates printed on colored copy paper

If you don’t have colored printer paper, you can also print or copy the template directly onto construction paper! I was shocked the first time I realized this.

Just trim the construction paper to the 8×10 size using copy paper as a template (you should easily be able to trim multiple sheets at a time). And if you can adjust your printer settings to “draft” quality or a setting that uses less ink, that might be helpful as well. Construction paper is pretty notorious for absorbing liquid.

Step 3: Cut Out the Ten Commandments Heart Craft Shapes

If you’re prepping this craft to make it with a group of kids, you can print out multiple copies of each page, staple them together and cut five to ten shapes at once. OR you can have the kids cut them out as a part of the craft.

TIP: Print the heart on red or pink paper and print the commandment pages on all different colored paper so each child has a variety of colors for the commandments.

ten commandments staple together then cut
Print out multiple copies of the template, line them up and staple them together. After stapling, you can cut out five-ten shapes at a time! Make sure to line them up well.

If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left.

Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

ten commandments ready to put on the heart craft
Each child should have a heart, 10 commandment pieces, and two lengths of ribbon. You will punch holes after they categorize the commandments.

Step 4: Punch Holes and Cut Ribbon

Finally, you will need to punch a hole through the top of each side of the heart. You will also need to cut a ribbon length for the final assemble.

TIP: I recommend waiting until each child is finished with the lesson and assembling their heart (Step 5, below) to punch the hole. This just makes it easier to keep the holes lined up for the ribbon or brass fastener.

punching holes into ten commandments heart craft after assembly
I recommend waiting until each child is finished with the lesson and assembling their heart to punch the hole.

Step 5: Ten Commandments Lesson & Heart Assembly

This lesson is such a fun and simple way to learn and discuss the Ten Commandments. Starting with the large heart, I ask my class “Why do you think God made the Ten Commandments?” Eventually, they realize it’s right there on the heart, “God Loves Us”! Then, again as we look at the heart, I ask “What do you think God is telling us to do with the Ten Commandments?”. It’s right there on the heart again: “Love God” and “Love Others”.

After we discuss the large heart for a bit. It’s time to look at each commandment. We find and read the first commandment (I am the Lord your God; You shall not have strange gods before me) and I ask them “Is this commandment about loving God or about loving others?” Of course, we discuss what the commandment means, why it’s about loving God, and why we shouldn’t have other gods.

categorizing the first commandment Crafting Jeannie
Categorize the First Commandment as a commandment for Loving God.

We place the first commandment on the left side of the heart and then proceed to the second commandment. We work our way through all ten commandments. It’s a wonderful craft and it encourages the children to ask questions and participate in discussion.

categorizing the seventh commandment Crafting Jeannie
Continue to categorize the commandments. Here the seventh is put on the right as a commandment for loving others.

Once all of the commandments have been sorted, I ask them again, “Why did God give us the Ten Commandments?”. As these are the only large words left on the heart, they usually are happy to shout out the answer: “God loves us!”.

The final step is to punch holes in each side of the heart to attach the ribbon or brass fastener. You could have the children glue the sections in place, but then they won’t be able to review the commandments later.

punching holes into ten commandments heart craft after assembly
Punch holes for the ribbon or brass fasteners when each child is done with the lesson. They will probably need assistance tying the ribbon.
ten commandments heart craft for sunday school or ccd

And you’re done!!

This is Ten Commandment craft is perfect for kids of all ages. It’s easy enough for preschool, elementary, Sunday School or just a fun craft at home.

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As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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