Sunday School Crafts: On the Mountain with God

Mountains, Clouds, and All Around!  Craft Ideas for God’s Presence (and Mountaintop Experiences)

How do we seek God? Where can we best draw closer to Him? Fortunately, the answer is not as complicated as we might think. God’s presence is everywhere, and we can talk to Him and be with Him anytime and anywhere! These crafts remind kids of that, but also celebrate some Biblical “milestone mountain moments.” A “Cloud Catcher” honors the clouds that often were associated with God in the Bible, and also makes for a fun outdoor exploration tool. A “Mountain Collage” uses mixed media to create crafted mountains in honor of God’s mountaintop appearances. Have fun and get crafting!

Don’t miss the complete Sunday School Lesson on Moses and the Mountain, and Exodus 24:9-18 children’s sermon lesson.

Craft one: “Cloud Catcher” Observation Tool

You will need:

  • Cardboard or cardstock
  • Cotton balls
  • Scissors
  • Markers or decorating materials
  • Glue and/or tape
  • Construction paper
  • String or pipe cleaner


  1. Cut a square “window” out of a piece of cardstock or cardboard.
  2. Add verses and captions around the board.
  3. Glue cotton balls along the bottom of the paper or cardboard, arranging in patterns like various types of clouds. Label each cloud type.
  4. Use the “cloud catcher” as a tool to observe and enjoy the outside sky! (Optional: add string if you’d like to make this a necklace or have a carrying handle.)

Craft Two: “Mountain Montage” Poster  

You will need:

  • Paper, paper plates, or cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Popsicle sticks (optional)
  • Paper or Styrofoam cups (optional)
  • Pipe cleaners or string
  • Glue and/or tape
  • Decorative materials (markers, crayons, stickers)

1. Decorate paper or cardstock with verses and captions, celebrating “mountaintop moments”.
2. Make “mountains” out of varied materials. These might include gluing popsicle sticks into triangles, folding paper into a mounded shape, or covering cups with papers to make a “peak.”
3. Attach mountains (all the same type or varied) to the paper with glue or tape.
4. Add extra decorations, verses, or captions as desired.
5. If preferred, attach a string or magnet to display the poster of mountains.  

Verses or Captions to Consider… (Exodus 24; Matthew 17)

And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. -Matthew 17:2

…a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” -Matthew 17:5

Now the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. 18 Moses entered the cloud and went up on the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights. -Exodus 24:17-18

God meets us on the mountain top…but He is with us everywhere!

God loves us! God cares!

What type of cloud do you see? Look up! God is everywhere!

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