- 16 oz. white Styrofoam cups, 2 per child
- 2 oz. plastic soufflé cups, 1 per child
- 2 oz. plastic soufflé cup lids, 2 per child
- Small white flameless LED tea lights, 1 per child
- Lighthouse Roof pattern
- Red cardstock, 1 sheet for every 6 children
- Lighthouse Windows pattern
- Yellow cardstock, 1 sheet for every 16 children
- Light/medium green construction paper, one 9x12 sheet
for every 3 children
- Lighthouse Verses pattern
- White copy paper, 1 sheet for every 16 children
- 7-in. round “party store” paper plates, 1 per child
- Small craft pebbles, 12–15 per child
Tools and Basic Supplies
- Office paper cutter
- Potato peeler or apple corer
- Glue sticks
- Craft glue
- Zippered baggies
- Photocopy the Lighthouse Roof pattern onto red cardstock
and quick cut, one circle per child. The kids will
do the finish cutting.
- Photocopy the Lighthouse Windows pattern onto
yellow cardstock and quick cut, one strip per child. The
kids will do the finish cutting.
- Photocopy the Lighthouse Verses pattern onto white
copy paper and cut out a pair of verses for each child.
- Using scissors, cut a
1 in. diameter hole in
the center of one of
the soufflé cup lids for
- Using a potato peeler
or apple corer, poke
a hole in the center
of the bottom of
one Styrofoam cup
for each child. The
hole should be
large enough for
the “flame” of the
flameless LED tea
light to easily fit
- Using a CD as a template,
draw circles on the green construction
paper and then cut out one per child.
- In a zippered baggie for each child, place an LED tea
light, a soufflé cup, two lids (one with a center hole cut
out), a roof circle, a windows strip, a pair of Bible verses,
and 12–15 pebbles. Place a baggie alongside 2 Styrofoam
cups (one with a hole in the bottom), a paper
plate, and a large green circle for each child.
Show the sample craft and say:
Today we’re making lighthouses. Have you ever been to a
lighthouse? A lighthouse shines a bright light in the dark
so sailors can see where they're going. In fact, a lighthouse
is sometimes the only light around, just like sometimes
we’re the only ones around shining our light for God. That
means that sometimes we may be the only ones around
who love God. Noah certainly was the only one around
who still loved God and stood for Him back in his day. It
must have been tough! What do you think it means to
stand for God? Have you ever gotten in a situation where
you were the only one standing for God? Tell us about it!
Class Time Directions
- (Optional) Using scissors, cut the outer lip from the
- Flip the plate over so the white underside (the
bottom) is facing you. Then glue stick the large green
circle to the center of the plate.
- Take the Styrofoam cup without the hole in the
bottom and apply a bead of craft glue to the top rim.
Then turn it upside-down and carefully center and
press onto the green circle. There should be an even
band of green around the outside of the cup.
- Arrange your pebbles along the green band and glue
into place with craft glue.
- Take the plastic lid with the hole in it and snap it onto
the soufflé cup.
- Apply a bead of craft glue to the bottom rim of the
other Styrofoam cup (the one with the hole in the
bottom). Then turn the plastic soufflé cup upside-down
and carefully center and press the lid onto the
bottom of the cup.
- Apply a small pool of craft glue to the bottom of the
soufflé cup. Then take the other plastic lid, turn it
upside-down, and carefully center and press it onto
the bottom of the soufflé cup.
- Cut out the roof circle. Then cut along the line to the
center of the circle. Then overlap the ends to form a
cone and glue stick together. The roof cone should be
sized to fit snuggly inside the upside-down plastic lid.
- Apply a bead of craft glue around the inside edge of
the upside-down plastic lid. Then press the roof cone
into the glue.
- Cut out the Bible verses and each of the windows and
glue stick to the outside of the second cup below the
- Now assemble your lighthouse. Turn on the LED tea
light and place it on top of the first Styrofoam cup.
Then carefully slide the other cup over top of the first
cup so the tea light pokes through and lights up the
- Pour craft glue into soufflé cups, for every 2 children,
and use craft sticks cut in half to spread it.
- To save class time, cut out the roof circles and windows
- Just a reminder—make sure all pre-prep tools and basic
supplies that could be dangerous to children, such as a
paper cutter, are put safely away before VBS.