We’ve been working on these Holy Spirit doves, just in time for Pentecost! They’re really easy to make- my 6 year old loved this craft. You can stop at just a dove, or you can attach the gifts of the Holy Spirit to learn a little something extra. This craft would be perfect for Baptisms, Confirmation, or anything else to do with the Holy Spirit- not just Pentecost.
- White paper plate (the cheap kind)
- String or ribbon
- Yellow Paper
Start with a regular, cheap paper plate. First, cut it into thirds in big strips. The outside pieces become the wings, and the middle becomes the body of the dove. Cut the dove’s tail and body from the middle section after cutting the wings free. The dove’s body is easy to draw because it’s just shaped like a snowman. Draw the lines you need to cut on the back of the paper plate. That way, when you flip it over the marker lines won’t show. See picture below:
Cut on your lines, and then assemble like a dove with one of the big wings on each side. Secure the wings on the back of the dove with tape. I like tape for this because it does a good job, and then you don’t have to wait on any glue to dry. Draw on some simple feet, a beak, and 2 eyes with markers.
You can stop here and have a perfectly lovely Holy Spirit dove.
If you want to take it a step farther, you can add the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I cut one tear-drop shape out of a piece of paper, and gave it to Lydia to trace and cut her own. I told her she needed 7 of them. Cut them out, and write the gifts of the Holy Spirit on them.
Tape string or ribbon to the back of each flame, and then to the back of the dove. Tape one more piece of string or ribbon on the back of each wing so you can hang your dove.
Ta-da!!! Gifts of the Holy Spirit dove!
I really like this craft, and it came out cuter than I thought it would. You can hang these anywhere!
Here’s Lydia’s (age 6)
Lydia always insists on doing things her own way. She cut hers out so her dove was looking to the side (which I thought was cute). She just labeled her flames 1-7. She also wanted her wings on upside-down from mine. Then, when I took a break to check on the baby, she decorated her dove by drawing spiders on it- lol. She’s so pleased!
More Holy Spirit Crafts and Fun!
- Holy Spirit Handprint Craft– (this is great for younger kids that aren’t great at cutting yet)
- Celebrate Pentecost Sunday with Pentecost ice cream “Sundaes”
- Gifts of the Holy Spirit teaching tools
- Ideas for celebrating Pentecost
- Find more ideas on my Pentecost and Holy Spirit Pinterest Board!