Bible: David and Jonathan craft

popsicle stick bow and arrows David and Jonathan craft
One of my favorite stories of friendship in the Bible is the story of David and Jonathan.  Jonathan’s father, King Saul, started off treating David as a son, but as he became more jealous he chose to try and kill him.
In the story, Jonathan promises to find out his father’s plans and then let David know by firing arrows into a field.  They set up a code, and Jonathan goes to get the news from his Dad.  Sadly, he finds out that David needs to run.  After reading the story, we decided to make our own bows and arrows for a David and Jonathon craft.

David and Jonathan craft supplies:

On my 1 and 2 Samuel pinterest board, I have a link to make a bow out of a popsicle stick.  I followed the directions pretty closely, with one major adaptation.
supplies for popsicle stick bow

David and Jonathan craft instructions:

The instructions are well described on the original blog post, so I’m not going to say too much here.

The main thing I would add is to carefully and slowly bend the sticks.  It doesn’t take much to make a “good bow,” but it is very easy to splinter them even after soaking for hours.
popsicle stick bow, David and Jonathan craft
** I categorized this as a Mommy craft because my kids do not yet have the dexterity/fine motor control to make this.  Upper elementary kids might be able to do this.
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13 thoughts on “Bible: David and Jonathan craft

  1. Fun! It's nice to see a craft for boys. I see so many for girls (which is great since my 3 girls love crafts), but it will be nice to store this one away for when my little boy is bigger. Or maybe not store it away because I bet my little girls would love this too!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • I know, there are so many for girls, thankfully my boys don't care if it's geared for boys or girls, just that they get to play with crafts.

  2. Oh my…I love this craft as much as I also love the friendship of David and Jonathan! The bow would totally be a hit with my son and I would love to hear your ideas for a sling.

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