#PinFTW: Net full of fish kids craft

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Here’s what I was up to this week.  I went pin-hunting for a Bible story craft.  Because of Sophie’s language delay, she was a little behind on learning Bible stories, so she and I have been working on that.  She loves her Sunday School lessons (even though we go to church on Saturday night, ha ha), and I decided to try some Bible-y crafts with her to keep the lessons going for a couple of days into the week.  Here’s the first one we attempted: a net full of fish.  The original pin is here, from I can teach my child.

This craft was inspired by the story in John 21 when Jesus (after his death and resurrection) appeared to his disciples and did a miracle, causing their fishing nets to be suddenly full even though they had fished all night long and caught nothing.  Here is the text, John 21:1-14 (NIV):

Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.

He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”

“No,” they answered.

He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.[c] When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.

10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.


After reading the Bible story, Sophie and I made a “net full of fish” with a paper plate, some blue glitter paint, construction paper, plastic wrap,and a Sharpie.  First, Sophie painted the paper plate with the glitter paint.  But even coloring it with a plain old blue marker will do.  While the paint dried, we cut out little fish that I had traced on different colored construction paper. (I folded the paper together so that we cut several fish at once). Then, we put the fish on the plate, covered it with plastic wrap, and drew lines for the net on the plastic wrap with the Sharpie.  Here’s how it turned out:

Cute, right?  We drew little eyes and smiles on our fishies, too.  You know, to make it accurate. 🙂

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  1. Be sure to scroll down and see BOTH of my crafty posts this week… that’s right, I did twice the crafting. However, you will see that I admitted Pinterest defeat this week, too. 🙁

  2. Sophie did a great job!! So cute!!!

  3. I liked the bible story craft a lot. I also liked the make-up bouquet. Luanne could make those with Mary Kay.

  4. I love finding fun new blogs to read through PFTW! This week I thought I had an original idea, but it turns out I didn’t. Pretty sure any new idea I ever get in the future will be inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, so I should just assume I never have any original ideas!

  5. I LOVED my Pin for this week! I even had fun with my kids!!


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