DLTK's Bible Crafts for Kids
Ten Commandments parchment craftParchment Commandments

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

This project gives the children the opportunity to "rewrite" the ten commandments in more modern language.  Combining this exercise with creating their own parchment makes for a fun and educational craft.



  1. Put God first
  2. Worship only God
  3. Use God's name with respect
  4. Remember God's Sabbath
  5. Respect your parents
  6. Don't hurt others
  7. Be faithful in marriage
  8. Don't steal
  9. Don't lie
  10. Don't be envious of others


Thanks to Rachel for the following great idea!

If your in a hurry (maybe trying to prepare for a birthday party?), a quicker alternative would be to use pieces of paper grocery bags.  They turn out great also.

Thanks to Marsha for her additional comments!

I have taken the brown craft paper, or grocery bag, tore them into shape I wanted, and then dunked them in water and wadded them up. Squish awhile and then half-heartedly smooth out and let air dry.  They become almost leathery. It's very easy to write on and really looks old.


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