Here is a simple craft to help illustrate the beautiful story of Lazarus. The best part is that the materials used were leftovers from past craft projects. Here is what you’ll need (see picture 1):
Gingerbread Foam shapes – 2 pieces
Blue and white fabric, about 12″ x 1″ each
Green and Brown Construction Paper
Marker, scissors, and glue
Here’s how to make the project:
(1) Trim the foam men so that one has a body standing straight, and the other one with its arms left open. (see picture 2) You may also use plain cardboard for this and cut it into the shape of the two people. Draw faces with a marker on both pieces.
(2) Wrap the first foam with the straight body with the white fabric all over. This would be Lazarus. Then, wrap or simply drape the blue fabric over the second foam person. This would be Jesus. (picture 3)
(3) Cut the brown paper into a shape of a cave opening, then glue it on to the one side of the green paper.
(4) Glue down the two fabric-wrapped foam men, with Lazarus over the brown cave opening. (see picture 4) You may also write on a small piece of paper Jesus’ words, “Lazarus, Come out!”
It is a very simple project, but one that the primary kids would enjoy doing after you read the story with them!