Teaching Art using the Bible Art for kids

Teaching Art Using the Bible

We love to create Bible Art lessons because God is a visual artist and we can learn so much about Him through His art! We all have different learning styles. That’s why teaching Art using the Bible and teaching Bible using Art is our favorite things to do with kids of all ages.

God is the Master Artist and we are a part of His beautiful work of Art. It is about connecting Art with the heART! With the Bible, you can answer questions about your own creativity. Such as:

  • Does God care about art? 

  • How was art used in Christianity? 

  • How can I be creative with God?.

What does the Bible say about Art?

Bible verses about Art

How you are a priceless work of Art

Does God care about Art?

What Art lessons can we learn from the Bible?

How Art was used in Christianity.

How can you be creative with God? 

Why creativity is important.

Teaching Bible & Art

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Bible Art

You can find Art all throughout the Bible.

God, The Creator, could have designed a world in black and white. He could have made all animals the same, all people the same color, all trees the same kind and all the flowers, but He didn’t. He gave us full color with light. He created all the details of the heavens and earth for you to see, enjoy and experience. 


Because He is a creative and loving God.

God used a rainbow as a sign of His promise to Noah after the flood. He could have just spoken to Him, gave Him something small. But no, God gave a promise in a symbol of light and color to display across the sky. He was making a bold statement in a beautiful and creative way. He touched the heART of Noah with His own colorful Art. 

rainbow from God's handiwork

The colors of a rainbow were a stroke of God’s paintbrush across the canvas of the sky to remind the world that He is the Master Artist and Creator. God could have made the world in black and white and we would never have known the difference. 

But He didn’t. 

Our faith based lessons integrate Bible and Art to help you connect your Art and HeART for God.

Introducing children to the Bible can be a fun and memory making experience by combining it with art. Engaging all learning styles helps children and adults remember Gods Word. 

There are many ways to do this, depending on the age range and interests of the children. 

Another way to incorporate art into Bible lessons is through coloring sheets or activity books. Our Bible verse coloring books and handwriting can be found online at Amazon or purchased in our shop as digital printables.
These activities can be done individually or as a group, with children discussing the stories and their interpretations as they work. Art is how we all can express our emotions, thoughts and creativity. Art tells a story and there’s no better story to tell than Jesus!

Combining Bible and art can be a wonderful way to engage children’s creativity and curiosity while also teaching them important lessons about their faith. Creating art not only produces something that can be displayed and shared with others, it also helps our brains remember! It is vital that we forget not the Lord and all He has done for us!  

Bible Art Lessons -HeART Art on YouTube

Christian Art for kids

What does the Bible say about Art?

Have you ever wondered what the Bible says about Art

No, you’re not going to find techniques to improve your painting, drawing skills or the best paper for watercolors, heat or cold pressed?

But what you will find is the ability to see God in an array of colors, ways to draw closer to Him in relationship and in your God given creativity and experience how you can use your creative abilities to glorify Him even in times of pressure. 


God is the Master Artist

God is the Creator of the world. He designed, spoke and formed the world and all that is in it. He placed the stars, planets, sun and moon just where He wanted them. 

God is the Potter and we are the clay. Taking dust from the ground, God picked it up in his hands, formed man in His own image and then breathed the breath of life into his lungs. (Genesis 2)

Genesis 1:27

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

God desires a close relationship with His creation, but it is people who forget Him, their Creator. God’s fingerprints are all over the world left behind in His amazing details, but it is the people living life as if He does not exist that breaks His heart. 

Like Art, life can be messy. But when we apply the rules and elements that God gives us in the Bible to our heARTs, we can become the beautiful, fearfully and wonderfully made and unique work of Art that tells His story to the world. 

We can become the vessel used for His glory when we allow the Potter to mold and form us into His image!


Isaiah 64:8

Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Bible Verses About Art

Monthly Bible verse calendar/ forgethimknot.com

Free Bible Verse Calendar and Printables

Each month we create a themed Bible verse calendar and include printables, coloring pages, activities and Art lessons! Use these for daily Bible reading, study or Scripture memorization. 

You are God's Masterpiece

You are a part of God's masterpiece

You are a priceless work of Art to God A work of Art is valued by what someone is willing to pay for it. You are God’s work of Art. You are a priceless treasure to Him and valuable. So valuable, that He gave His Son, Jesus, to save you. 

When you look in the mirror, remember that fact! God does not lie, does not make mistakes and Has a purpose for your life. You are no mistake. Discover how you are a priceless work of Art to God. 

Does God care about Art?

It’s hard to believe God cares about Art unless you look at the world around you that He created. Look at the picture above one more time and notice all the colors, textures, shapes and beauty He gave just the birds and flowers. 

Does God care about Art?

Looking at the amazing artwork of God tells us a lot about what He thinks about Art.  He gave the world so many amazing colors and details…yes He care about Art.

The first book of the Bible, Genesis 1, tells us:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 

We can see that God created, but we also can learn in this chapter some of the details of creation. 


God spoke the world into existence and then as if it was a canvas, He painted and placed each detail into place. At the end of day 6, He looked at all He had made and said, 

“It was very good.”

What is really interesting about the Bible is that we can read details about creation all through the Old and New Testament. But one of our favorite creation details is found in John 1. 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

If you are familiar with John 1, you know that the Word in creation that was with God, was God and all things were made through Him, is Jesus Christ. 

What’s even more special about this verse in the Bible and combining it with the subject of Art is that the Word in the original Greek language is Logos. Which is where we get our English word for logo. 

A logo is how a company brands itself. Think of some of your favorite items and you’ll know their logo, the “thing” that speaks for the product. What would Nike be without the swish? Fedex without the arrow? You know who a product is made simply by its logo. 

Jesus, the Word, signed His name to His creation canvas and no other artist ever born can duplicate it. 

But we can be inspired by it to create beautiful works of Art. 

So yes, God cares about Art. After all, it is He who has given his creation creative abilities. But it is your heART that He wants most. 

What Art lessons can we learn from the Bible?

blank canvas for creativity

Art can be found in the Bible in many forms. God created a garden. He could have created the world in black and white with no details, but He didn’t. He gave us light, color, textures, forms, shapes, space and lines…which are also elements of Art. 

Then you read about cities being built. Jubbel and David played an instrument. 

God gave Moses the design and instructions for His Tabernacle and then supplied His Spirit for craftsmen, artisans and builders to create beautiful details and pieces for it. Deep jewel toned curtains were sewn and embroidered with gold thread. Furniture and a lampstand were crafted to fill God’s place of worship. 

Later in the Bible, King Solomon would expand that Tabernacle into a Temple that would require more artisans and craftsmen on a larger scale. 

Throughout the Bible we read people who were tradesmen that God would not only use, His Word also mentions their abilities. Paul, Aquila and Priscilla were tentmakers. Dorcas dyed and sold purple fabric. 

But Art is a way to express, represent or convey a message for the artist or from the artist. The viewer can see the story or concept in the artwork. If we look deeper into God’s Word, we can see the story being illustrated for us to apply to our own life.

What Art lessons can we learn from the Bible? 

Grace and forgiveness for starters. The Bible is God’s beautifully composed story of His love for His creation… His people. 

The Gospel, Jesus dying on the cross for our sins in our place, is a demonstration of the Master wiping the dirty canvas clean. It is new! You are new in Him. 

His grace is a brand new white canvas where you and He paint a new story together. 

Child rainbow art

How is Art used in Christianity?

A quick study of Art History will reveal how Art was used to tell the story of the world and of its Creator. The earliest Art we have from Ancient Civilizations reveals artist illustrating elements found in nature.

As the years go by and more civilizations and cultures expand, we can see the story of God displayed in many Art forms. Pottery, murals, mosaics, stain glass, jewelry, furniture and architecture. From Ancient Rome through the Dark Ages, God’s story of grace and love was illustrated in religious paintings for and hung in the churches and cathedrals.  Discover Art History and how Art has been and can be used in Christianity. 

For older children, introducing them to historical Christian art can be a way to deepen their understanding of the Bible and its place in art history. Art was a huge tool though History to tell who God is and what He has done!

How can I be creative with God?

Art can encompass so much more than drawing and painting. God has given creativity to all people. It just looks different and can come in various forms and amounts. Art is a way to express the heART in a creative way.

Creativity can be expressed in artistic ways such as drawing, painting, sculpting, but there’s also… Let’s talk about how you can be creative with God. 

why creativity is important

Why creativity is important

There are no other creations in nature that can do Art and creativity and also learn new concepts.  Creativity produces creative thinkers, explorers, troubleshooters, inventors, risk takers, thought provokers, storytellers and an amazing array of visual and audible beauty to experience.  

crayon rainbow

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How to quickly become creative

It has been said that if you want something to die, don’t feed it. Every organism on the earth needs to be fed or else it will die. If you don’t feed your creativity, it suffers. 

Treat your creative gift as if it was a living organism.

Feed it.

Nurture it.

Help your creativity to grow.

Also make sure you feed your creativity good thoughts and words. When you speak negative words to yourself or your creative ability it stifles your creativity. Words are powerful. 

Discover ways to help you unlock your God given creativity.

There are so many ways to combine Bible and Art together. Coloring pages, illustrating, doodling, Bible journaling, music, poetry and sewing are just some of those ways.  How can you combine Bible with Art using your creative abilities? 

Teaching Bible art lessons to kids can be a great way to help them connect with God and express their faith using their creativity! Here are some tips and ideas to help you get started:

  1. Start with a prayer: Before beginning any art project, invite your kids to pray together, asking for God’s guidance and inspiration as they create.
  2. Choose a Bible story or verse: Select a story or verse that you want the kids to focus on, and discuss it. What do you learn about God in the verse? What does God want you to know? We love doing art projects in themes such as ““trees, light, animals”, but you could choose the story of creation from Genesis, a passage or a verse
  3. Decide on art supplies: Depending on the project you choose, provide the kids with crayons, markers, paint, paper, glue, scissors, and any other supplies they may enjoy.
  4. Encourage creativity: Allow the kids to express themselves in their own unique God given way, rather than trying to make them all produce identical pieces of art. Encourage them to be creative and have fun! Art should be fun!
  5. Be inspired. Gods creation is His artistry! Look around you. There is art everywhere! We see the elements of art in nature such as lines, shapes, colors and textures! Notice that no two leaves, trees, animals or anything on this earth is exactly alike! Neither are you just like someone else and you will not produce Art identical to another person.

You are a unique work of art designed down to your fingertips by God!

By teaching Bible art lessons to kids, you can help them develop a deeper understanding of God’s Word and encourage them to glorify Him through their creative talents.


We love this post from The Proverbial Homemaker to help use the Bible to teach art.

How Do You Glorify God Through Art?

How do you glorify God through art? 

By using the gift of creativity He has given us. When we use the creative and artistic gifts that he has given to inspire others, remind others of who God is, tell His story or spend time with Him, we glorify God. Here’s a few ideas to incorporate Bible and Art. 

Bible Verse Coloring Pages

Many people find coloring to be relaxing. With the access to printing or purchasing made so readily available, Bible verse coloring pages are a great way to combine Bible and Art. 

Kids of all ages and kids at heart can spend time coloring designs while also learning a Bible verse or memorizing Scripture. That one coloring concept combines all learning styles at once. 

You can find Bible verse coloring pages in our Freebie Library. Just subscribe, print and color to begin combining Bible and Art today!


If you enjoy drawing, look at Bible verses to illustrate. What verse, story or concept can you draw that would illustrate and demonstrate what the Bible is telling you. Then how can you share that with someone so they too can see who God is and want to know more about Him? 

Bible Story Illustrations: Encourage children to illustrate their favorite Bible stories. They can use markers, crayons, or paint to bring their favorite stories to life. This is a great way for children to learn about the Bible and develop their artistic skills.

Your Bible illustration can show someone else a relationship with their Creator is important.

Bible Journaling

Doodling and Bible journaling allow the doodler to create a visual of the Bible that helps retain information in the brain. 

Singing, Writing and Playing Instruments

Applying music to the Bible can help an auditory learners memorize God’s Word to a melody or kadence. 

Even the books of the Bible known as the Books of Poetry, Psalms, Proverbs and Songs of Solomon, are poetic works of Art

Sewing and Textiles

Around the world there are crochet, sewers, knitters and textile craftsmen who make beautiful items that are shared with those in need. 

A simple “knotting” of yarn can produce a display of love to someone whose head and hands were cold. Knitting hats and gloves is an art form and sharing that Art is being obedient to God by loving other. Knitting is also a way to use your creative abilities to share the Bible through your Art. 

colorful rainbow knitting item

Art can be used to share God's love to others

God wants us to love Him, that’s the greatest commandment we have been given. The second is to love others as we love ourselves. Then He gave us the great commision to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. 

Every creature has different learning styles. How can you use your creative abilities to love God, love others and tell His story? 

By using the gifts and abilities He has given you to tell and remind others of all He has done and of His Word, the Bible! 

rainbow heart art

Bible Verse Coloring Books and Dot Markers Books

The Elements of Art

One of our favorite ways to teach Art using the Bible and Bible using Art is to find creative connecting themes. The foundational teaching of Art begins studying the Elements of Art.

Art supplies or mediums are the methods you use to express art, but the Elements of Art are the tools to guide you. 

The Elements of Art include:

  • Lines
  • Shapes
  • Forms
  • Textures
  • Space
  • Color
  • Value 

These elements are used in Art of all forms and the more you study them the more you will see how they are used in drawing, painting, baking, dancing, music, designing, building and so on. 

But these Elements can also remind you of the Lord when we  apply the concepts to your heART. 

We tell you all about this in our Young at HeART Bible Art Lessons in our ReMEMBERers Bible Art membership. 

Art Books for the Elements of Art

Kid’s books can inspire us to see the world through their eyes, but their artistic styles can inspire you to create art. We love using children’s books as art books for kids because the art tells the story in the books with more than words. 

Of course you can use “art books” that are geared to tell you how to draw or paint, but the art in children’s books demonstrate how art supplies and creativity can be used. 

Bible Based ART

Our mission is to created faith based Art lessons rich in the Bible to pull out your God given creativity.  In these object art lessons, you can learn to draw or paint, but when you engage your own individual creativity you gain a new perspective with the Creator. According to the world, Art is a limited category of activities such as drawing, painting, sculpting, dancing and music. But creativity… that is boundless and priceless.  

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Our goal and desire is to find creative ways to help others tap into their creative abilities and remind people who God is, who they are in Him and to forget Him not. 

That allows us to create Bible and Art lessons for all ages that connect art and the heART. 

You can find more in our ReMEMBERers membership! We hope to see you there!

The HeART of You

We have methods to unlock and untangle (detangle) your creativity inside our mini course, “The HeART of You.” You will find it and more Bible and Art lessons when you join our membership. 

Simple exercises, projects and insights to help you give God’s creative child inside of you the permission to play!

The HeART of You Art Course

Art Curriculum and Bible and Art Lessons

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Become a ReMEMBERer!

We would love to tell you more about becoming a ReMEMBERer.

Access our online Bible studies and resources anytime and anywhere. 

Our desire is sharing God’s Word and love through creative resources for all learning styles. 

Bible Art lesson, printables and activities for kids of all ages

Favorite Art Supplies for All Ages!

In our Art Supply Gift Guide, we share some of our favorite art supplies that we use not only in our our Art classes we teach, our videos on Youtube, but they are our go to for creative fun at home! We are frugal and try to keep the cost of supplies down because you don’t have to spend a lot of money to express creativity. 

When it comes to art mediums for kids, there are a ton of options available! Some of the best mediums for kids are those that are easy to use and clean up, as well as those that allow for creativity and experimentation. Here are a few great options:

  1. Crayons: Crayons are a classic art medium for kids, and for good reason. They’re easy to use, come in a variety of colors, and are relatively mess-free. Plus, they’re affordable and easy to replace when they run out.
  2. Washable markers: Washable markers are another great option for kids. They’re easy to use and allow for more precision than crayons. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and are washable, so you don’t have to worry about any permanent stains.
  3. Tempera paint: Tempera paint is a great medium for kids who want to experiment with color mixing and painting. It’s washable and easy to clean up, and can be used on a variety of surfaces.
  4. Modeling clay: Modeling clay is a fun and tactile medium that allows kids to create 3D sculptures and objects. It can be messy, but it’s also easy to clean up and doesn’t require any special tools or equipment.

The best art medium for kids will depend on their interests, abilities and your level of “mess” in your environment. We have taught art for many years in a church with carotene’s floors and fabric covered chairs. There’s always a level of stress as to what mess we will clean up any given day.

I wouldn’t do glitter, paint pours, spray paint or splatter paining indoors, but we would recommend these ideas for outdoor fun any day!

Don’t be afraid to kid mediums! You can combine crayons and watercolors in an art project. But you cannot paint watercolor over acrylic or oil medium.

Combining glue and paint can produce stained glass or a raised texture like these art ideas.

Encourage your child to try out different options and see what they enjoy the most!