- 12 oz. white Styrofoam cups, 1 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
- Lighthouse Verses pattern
- White copy paper, 1 sheet for every 16 children
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 cut out the roof circles (and along the line to
the center of each circle), one per child.
- Photocopy the Lighthouse Windows pattern onto
yellow cardstock and cut out one strip per child.
- Photocopy the Lighthouse Verses pattern onto white
copy paper and cut out a pair of verses for each child.
- Using a potato peeler or apple corer, poke a large hole
in the bottom of each Styrofoam cup and remove the
- In a zippered baggie for each child, place an LED tea
light, a soufflé cup, two lids, a roof circle, a windows
strip, and a pair of Bible verses. Place the baggie alongside
a Styrofoam cup for each child.
Show the sample craft and
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. A
lighthouse is sometimes the
only light around, just like
sometimes we’re the only
ones around who love God
and are shining our “light”
to let others know about
Him. Do you tell others about God? Do you
let your light shine?
Class Time Directions
- Take one of the plastic lids and snap onto the soufflé
- Apply craft glue to the bottom rim of the Styrofoam
cup. Then turn the plastic soufflé cup upside-down and
carefully center and press 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.
- Take the roof circle, 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
- Cut out the Bible verses and glue stick to the outside of
- Cut out each of the windows from the windows strip
and glue stick to the outside of the lighthouse.
- Finally, to see how it works, turn on the tea light and
place it under the lighthouse.
- Pour craft glue into soufflé cups, for every 2 children,
and use craft sticks cut in half to spread it.
- Glue dots can be used instead of craft glue.
- As an inexpensive alternative to the LED tea lights, use a
clear soufflé cup and a strip of yellow construction paper
coiled up inside to simulate the light.