Craft Ideas for Micah 6: Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

What does God want from us? Money? Efforts? Talents? The truth is that God loves us and gives us all we could need. There is nothing He demands or that we could pay Him, except for our love and faith. In the book of the prophet Micah, we are reminded that God wants us to “act justly, love kindness (or mercy), and walk humbly with our God.” These crafts encourage children to offer unto God their hearts and attitudes. A handprint poster features the words of Micah 6:8, and a homemade basket provides a way of collecting service ideas as well as dollars and coins.

Don’t miss the full Micah 6:1-8 Sunday School Lesson, related children’s sermon, and Bible lesson ideas for kids.

Craft one: “Handprint Poster”   

You will need:

  • String or pipe cleaner
  • Scissors
  • Markers and/or crayons
  • Construction paper or cardstock
  • Tape or glue
  • Extra decorations as desired


  1. Trace a hand and foot print on multi-colored paper. Alternatively, use paint or ink to make a stamp of the hand and foot.
  2. Cut the hand and foot out, and cut a paper heart out, as well.
  3. Glue the hand, heart, and foot to another piece of paper or cardstock, to illustrate the elements of the passage. Add extra decorations as desired.
  4. Add verses and captions. Place a string, magnet, or pipe cleaner to display the poster.

Craft Two: “Homemade Collection Basket”

You will need:

  • Markers/crayons
  • Construction paper or card stock
  • Decorations (stickers, glitter, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue
  • Stapler
  • Paper plates


1. Cut paper plate(s), either in half or cutting the tops off.
2. Decorate the plates with stickers, colors, and other themes, as desired.
3. Add verses or captions to designate the plates as “offering plates” or basket.  
4. Staple the two plate halves together. Alternatively, you can glue, tape, or “sew” with yarn.
5. Add a pipe cleaner or paper handle to the basket. Inside, place collected money or paper slips with reminders of ways to “act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly.”   

Bible Verses or Captions to Consider…  (Micah 6:1-8)

What can I offer to God?

Give God your heart!

Act justly…love mercy…walk humbly…

He has told you, O man, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God? -Micah 6:8

“With what shall I come before the Lord,
    and bow myself before God on high? -Micah 6:6

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