Noah's ark craft using paper boat

Noah’s ark craft

So, because I’m a crazy over-achiever or maybe a perfectionist or something I’ve decided to completely write and design my own Bible study curriculum that goes through the whole thing in 2 years for my Sunday School and homeschool.  More or less.  Well, this past week in our Sunday school class was Noah as we went through our Genesis Sunday School lessons, so of course we had to make a Noah’s ark craft.


Noah's ark craft

Noah’s ark craft supplies

individual milk cartons (or in our case orange juice), floral foam* (can be found at the dollar store or Michael’s), brown acrylic paint* (though if you’re doing 24 of them brown spray paint* is much faster, just don’t do it outside on a windy day, or you’ll end up with brown grass, as I found out with my blue grass from the Jonah project), Noah’s ark printout, sharp knife

Noah's ark printable figures

Noah’s ark craft instructions


Noah's ark craft construction

1.   Force your kids to drink 14 cartons of orange juice in 2 days, then cut out one side of your ark, so it looks like a boat.

2.  Paint your ark.  I know, normally I’d show me painting, but I didn’t think to take pictures until afterwards.

3.  Cut your floral foam to fit inside your carton.  This is a very exact science which will require shaving off bits and pieces and then shoving it into your ark.

And, it is very messy.


4.  Color the printout and cut out each of the figures.  Then tape them to toothpicks and put them in the ark.

Noah's ark craft


Now set your ark adrift on the ocean.  And look forward to the squeals of delight from your kids.  Yes, that is a mandatory step.
So, I made 24 of these for my class including the sample (I pre-painted them, they colored the pictures).  We used every single one of them.  No joke.

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15 responses to “Noah’s ark craft”

  1. Fantastic!

  2. This is super cute! My kids would love this!

    Thanks for linking up =)

  3. Impressive! There is no better craft than the one you can play with.

  4. An Almost Unschooling Mom Avatar
    An Almost Unschooling Mom

    It looks like fun!

  5. I started laughing at “force your kids to drink” This is so cute!

  6. Mom and Kiddo Avatar
    Mom and Kiddo

    HAHAHAHA about the orange juice. This week my son brought home instructions for a pirate ship and so we had to buy some OJ, which we normally never do. I was trying to get him to drink a lot of it, but finally just decanted it into a pitcher for later! :]

  7. I wanna know who DOESN'T force their kiddos to drink/eat certain things in order to use the containers? (And if your kiddos are anything like mine, there was not much complaining involved…)

    I can't wait to see your biblical curriculum when it's done, you crazy creative Texan, you!

  8. Tracey M. Avatar
    Tracey M.

    I love “toys” that are home made. Your ark is wonderful. So much fun! (Visiting from over at Pinterest Tues).

  9. I think we're on the same wavelength! I'm trying to research and write up lessons that are appropriate for ~3 year olds- that goes through the Bible in a year. There aren't a lot of lessons aimed at 2 year olds. That's why we're pinning the same things! 😉

  10. Ok, newbie blogger question. 🙂 How/where do I enable my email? I just added it to my profile page, but is it not working on the blog? Hmmm. I have lots to learn! 🙂

  11. Our Country Road Avatar
    Our Country Road

    What a great craft!!! I hear you on the take 2 years to go through the Bible…I think we are on the 3 year or so plan. Wish you would have had this done when we did Noah-it may be a few years before we get back to it lol!

  12. […] we made a paper doll set for the kids to play with.  Last time we studied this we made a boat out of a milk carton.  This time I printed off the figures and we made a boat out of an envelope (to get the […]

  13. Andrea @ No Doubt Learning Avatar
    Andrea @ No Doubt Learning

    We did this today and the girl LOVED it! We used old meat trays since we didn’t have milk cartons. One of my girls used popsicle sticks to put her people in and the other glued them to the foam that rose above the “boat”. Then we set them afloat in the bathtub. They were SOOO entertained! Thanks for the idea!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I think over a year later my boys still have their arks.

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