February 20, 2010

Noah’s Ark {paper plate} Craft


The Boat of Many Rooms: The Story of Noah in VerseWe made this little Noah’s Ark craft when we were learning about Noah. One of the books that we read along with our actual Bible stories was The Boat of Many Rooms: The Story of Noah in Verse.

The craft was lots of fun and fairly easy to make, except for me having to cut out all the animals!  :-)

Here is what we used to make each ark:
2 paper plates
paint & paintbrushes
Rainbow shaped animals and Noah (printed from Making Learning Fun)

First, cut one of the paper plates and let your little one paint both pieces brown. (NOTE: You don’t want both sides to be the exact same size…so don’t cut in half…this is so that you can have two levels on your ark! If you only want one level, you could just use one half plate. My kids wanted to include so many animals that we had to make two levels.)

Next, have you little one paint a rainbow on the top 3/4 of the other plate. Meanwhile, print the animals and Noah from the link above and commence to cutting them out. There are lots of animals to choose from. I let me kiddos decide which animals they wanted on their ark. (NOTE: I did scale these down when I printed them so that they would fit onto the ark!) Once you have finished cutting, let your little one color their animals.

The pic above gives you an idea of what your pieces might look like. Sorry, Noah is not pictured here. :-) I didn’t think the Noah looked like Noah…as if I really know how he looked. But the kids insisted that you can’t have Noah’s Ark…without Noah. So, you can see in the pic below that Noah is now included!  :-)

Once everything is dry, staple the brown plates to the rainbow plate so that the rainbow is showing and your ark has two levels. Next, let you little one glue down all the pieces. This is what my kiddos arks look like.

We had a blast making these. I think the hardest part was doing all the cutting (for me) and waiting for the paint to dry (for the kids.)
Raising Rock Stars

I am linking this up with Kiddos Create, Raising Rock Stars, stART, and We Made It! Friday Showcase.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10721532064380545915 jennwa

    I have been looking for a Noah’s Ark project. This is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00132185749852282347 Debbie

    This is just too cute! I love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16604735048729389564 Carisa

    This is SO cute! I saw those animals on MLF the other day and thought they were adorable.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16370393893728279355 Mrs Adept

    What a great idea. :) Time to go shopping for paper plates. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05540239844969629644 Mama to 3 Blessings

    What a great Noah’s Ark craft – my toddler would love this – I will keep this great idea in mind when we are at that point in his Bible. Thanks for sharing! <>< :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17970101432834731044 Ticia

    Those turned out adorable! I have no clue when we’re covering Noah with our study, but I’ll remember this for when we do.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16037611751533564456 Confessions Of A Homeschooler

    Super Cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04219605713162860391 mother plus teacher

    This is great. I have been searching for bible story crafts. Thanks so much for sharing, we will definitely do this soon.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12004884623249587905 Cathy

    I want you to know what a HUGE fan I am of your blog. It is so organized and easy to find things. All of your ideas have been such a blessing to our family. You have helped create many happy memories here at our house. :)

    I also wanted to let you know that I am hosting a new blog collaboration called The Ultimate Alphabet Craft Collection I think many of your alphabet themed crafts would be perfect.

    Would you be interested in joining? You can visit this page to link up any or all of your crafts. It is organized by letter to make it easy for people to find things.

    Your Fan,

    Cathy @ The Attached Mama

  • Cindy_deRosier

    I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your Noah’s Ark project! You can see it here:


    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

    • http://www.MamaJenn.com/blog Mama Jenn

      Thank you for sharing!

  • http://www.MamaJenn.com/blog Mama Jenn

    I’m sorry, but I don’t know the exact scaling! I’m sure at the time I probably just kept printing it until it was the size I wanted/needed! :-)