Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord – Bible Craft for Kids

Remember when I was doing my Christian song crafts series? Well, I did more things than I found time to post, and this fun craft was one of those extras.

We made this craft based on Psalm 100:1 Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord all the Lands. I love this craft because it says “noise,” kids are so noisy, and this is an awesome noisemaker craft. So much noise – joyful noise!

Psalm 100 Craft - Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord All The Lands (with free printable)

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Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord – Bible Craft for Kids

This is what I call a tambourine made from paper plates. It’s very simple to do, and the download is free. Kids just seem to love coloring these doodles! Actually, even I enjoy coloring these doodles (and drawing them, actually).

Supplies Needed for Joyful Noise Craft:

Directions for Joyful Noise (Psalm 100) Craft:

1. Start by printing the Psalm 100 coloring page (download link available above) and coloring it.

We used markers, but I got to wishing later I would have given the kids highlighters instead. They are so much fun to color with!

2. When you’re finished coloring, cut out the circle. You will then use a glue stick to attach it to the bottom of a paper plate.

3. Take another paper plate and put some dried beans inside.

The amount shown in this picture is plenty. If you put a bunch in there, it’s going to make a really joyful and loud noise to the Lord.

4. Put your other paper plate on top and staple them together.

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This is better than glue because you don’t have to wait for anything to dry. I’m really impatient like that. Plus, the plates are more likely to stay together, if stapled, and you won’t end up with beans all over the floor.

Kids instantly love how much fun this craft is!

You can also punch holes and tie curling ribbon on for extra fun. The kids liked this final touch.

Here is Lydia’s finished project (from when she was six years old). She put ribbon all around hers.

Here’s my little brother’s finished craft (from when he was 10 years old). He laced his ribbon and left long tails.

Even your smallest crafter will enjoy this one!!!

So there you go. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! 

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Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord – Bible Craft for Kids was originally published in September 2012. It was updated in August 2018.

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Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!


  1. I love this because it’s something I can print off and give to my littlest ones to work on and help them finish later. It’s hard to find things they can at least do some of on their own because they still need a lot of help with scissors and such….

  2. This is abosultely darling! It is so colorful and fun!

  3. Great ideas! Thank you Lacy for this adorable website!

  4. Magnificent website. A lot of helpful info here.
    We are sending it to several pals ans als sharing in delicious.

    And naturally, thanks for tthe sweat!

  5. Michelle Durst says

    love this for our graceKids lesson Joy (story of Paul & Silas in prison). Thank you for sharing; blessings to you!!!

  6. Can I get permission to use some of these projects for bible school?

    • You’re always welcome to complete my crafts and activities for non-profit groups, I just ask that you not re-publish my material. Thanks for asking! 🙂

  7. I love the simplicity of this craft. I’d like to use it for our church’s VBS craft this year. However the link to download isn’t working. Can you please email a pdf copy to me or let me know the correct link to download?

    Thanks! Mahea

    • You’re right! I’ll have to look through my computer and try to find the document. I hope I still have it!

  8. We did this again this year at our parish summer school (vbs). We used a million staples and enormous beans and still had them leaking out! I just laugh & shrug & pick them up. (I wonder if dried chickpeas would be better since they aren’t flat? Next time!) Thanks, Lacy!

  9. Hi, could you plz send me the link for the craft for Psalm 100:1. Thank you.

    • Diana –

      There is a link to the download in the supplies list in this post.

      Angie, Catholic Icing Project Manager

  10. This is an awesome lesson craft! Thank you for sharing. I plan to use it Sunday School as we memorize Psalm 100 this year in grades 3 & 4! A wonderful way to begin!