“O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”
— Psalm 24:8 (KJV)
Celebrate basic tenets of the Christian faith — with jelly beans!
- Jelly beans
- A skewer or darning needle
- Thin string or floss
Step 1: Pull out one of every color jelly bean. (The rest of the bag is yours to snack on as you craft!)
Step 2: Thread a darning needle with thin string or floss.
Step 3: Carefully poke the needle through each jelly bean (in the order listed in the prayer below) until you have them all on the string.
Step 4: Tie the bracelet off. You are now ready for the Jelly Bean Prayer!
Red is for the blood He gave
Green is for the grass He made
Yellow is for the sun so bright
Orange is for the edge of night
Black is for the sins we made
White is for the grace He gave
Purple is for the house of sorrow
Pink is for the new tomorrow
Thank you so much for sharing your exciting-for-children and exciting-for-grandmas crafts. I say this because I’m babysitting two boys for the Easter week and their cousin part of that time. Always looking for ways to enforce what they have learned at their parochial school, especially since one boy is making his First Communion in a month. These crafts are the ways that Bible stories were cemented in my mind and heart, but a lot more clever than ones of my day.
You are so welcome, Pam. It’s wonderful to know you’re enjoying the crafts!