This Adam and Eve snake craft for Sunday school is made of dyed noodles and is perfect for preschool kids, kindergarteners and older kids. Whether you are a teacher at Children’s Church, a Christian school or raising kids within your home, this Bible craft will be helpful as you teach the Word of God.
This craft isn’t just perfect for Christian education. There are lots of people out there looking for snake crafts for kids. This one is colorful, fun and inexpensive to make.
Whatever your purpose for being here, welcome. I hope I can be a great resource for you. I have all kind children’s crafts available here. If you are in the mood for snakes, here’s a spiral snake craft that is also a lot of fun.
Adam and Eve Snake Craft for Sunday School
Materials Needed to Make Adam and Eve Snake Craft for Sunday School
- Rigatoni Noodles
- Food Dye
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Craft Eyes
- Glue Dots
- Sticky Back Foam Sheets
- Stock Paper
- Ziplock Sandwich Bags
How do I Make Colored Pasta Beads?
The first thing you need to have to be able to make this beautiful snake craft is colored pasta beads. Making them is inexpensive and easy. Just allow for drying time.
Kids love being a part of the process. If you are working with kids in a classroom setting, it might be great to color the noodles at the beginning of the day and do the craft project at the end of the day.
When working in a Sunday School classroom, the noodles could be made the week before. Alternatively, the teacher can prep the colored noodle beads prior to class time.
- Take a handful or two of rigatoni noodles and drop them into a ziplock bag. Larger classrooms will of course need more noodles.
- Add in a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol.
- Next add food coloring. How much you add depends on how bright you want your colors and how much pasta you start with. I added about 15 drops to two handfuls of noodles to get the vibrancy you see.
- Seal the Ziplock seam well and then shake to combine. Kids love to do this!
- Let them rest in the Ziplock bag for 10-15 minutes.
- Take a strainer and rinse quickly to remove excess color.
- On a pan (I used a jelly roll pan), lay down a piece of parchment paper. Put down paper towels on top of that for absorption.
- Empty the bags of pasta onto the paper towels. Make sure different colors of rigatoni noodles are not touching.
- Allow to dry for about an hour.
How to Make an Adam and Eve Snake Craft for Sunday School
This is an easy snake craft. I will add a video tutorial to the end of this lesson for those visual learners in the crowd.
- Make a snake head template on a plain piece of paper and cut it out. Heavier weight stock paper makes a better template because it is easier for kids to trace.
- Have kids trace the template onto the back of sticky foam. They will need two pieces of identical foam. They can either stack the foam to cut out two or trace and cut out two pieces. Set the two head pieces aside.
- Cut a piece of yarn to length. I cut mine about 15 inches long.
- Tie a noodle to one of the pasta beads.
- String on the rest of the noodles in any color pattern desired. We used 16 beads to make our pasta noodle snake.
- After threading the beads, tie a couple knots on the yarn. This is not to prevent the noodles from slipping off the end. The knots are there so the sticky foam snake head has something to grip to.
- Peal off the back of the sticky foam. Sandwich the yarn between the two pieces of sticky foam. Line up the foam and stick together. Trim off any excess.
- Using glue dots (adheres instantly, which is why I love them) or craft glue (takes longer to dry), attach the craft eyes to the top of the foam snake head.
Your kids now have a fun, wiggly snake to remind them of an important Bible lesson.
Why is the Story of Adam and Eve so Important?
The story of Adam and Eve is so important because it reminds us of our need for a savior.
I love that continuity in the Bible where everything points forward to Jesus. That concept is laid out so well in the Jesus Storybook Bible. You can read about Adam and Eve to the kids straight from the Bible or read the Jesus Storybook Bible version.
The story of Adam and Eve can be found in Genesis 2:4-3:24.
In Genesis 1, God created the entire universe and finished by creating man and woman. He said it was all “very good.” They were born into a beautiful world without sin.
God gave them the Garden of Eden to cultivate and enjoy. He did give them instruction to not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good an evil.
When the snake came along (Satan), he was crafty and wanted to turn mankind against God’s will and His ways.
Satan’s tool to deceive Adam and Eve was to question God. That same tool is what he still uses today. “Did God really say…?” Satan wants us to believe that God is not good. He wants us to stand in opposition to God.
Pride is the compelling argument. The devil wants us to believe that OUR ways are better than God’s ways. Ignore what God has to say because He can’t possibly know and want what is best for your life. Lies.
These are the lies Adam and Eve fall prey to. They are the lies that invited sin into our world. The suffering, the pain and the hurt around you are all the offspring of these lies from Satan.
What is wonderful, however, is that God has provided a way out. Those that want to say, “Your will be done” rather than “my will be done,” are invited into forgiveness. It takes faith, but this forgiveness if given to us as a free gift. Our salvation is not based on what we do but what God has already done for us.
Through Jesus’ death on the cross, we find freedom from the sin that has plagued us since the beginning.
We want kids to see that though we were born into sin, Jesus is the solution.