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Saturday 29 August 2015

Confirmation Art Ideas

"Loving your blog. I'm wondering if you or your followers have any nice Confirmation Art Ideas. M"

Okay, first of all this is well out of my comfort zone at the minute! It is also another one of those art lessons that need a product, and it's not really letting children be creative as the teacher has the pressure of making the church look presentable- but needs must!

When I decorated the church for confirmation, I used the dove and chalices. In each chalice, there was a piece of communion, with the children's photograph on each. I created another display of flames, decorated by rolling crepe paper into balls and sticking down.

I currently work in a multi-denominational school, and with younger years. But here are some ideas I found online:

This is a handy one to avoid templates, but still have an effective product. I like the second one that displays the gifts the Holy Spirit brings. 

This is another way to create a dove. They have scriptures depicted in the background- but I think the 7 gifts could also be here- on a card disk at the back.
A 'butterfly' clip will hold it in place to spin around, available in most stationary shops.

I really like both of these ideas- just change it up a bit to suit the sacrament of confirmation. The strips of a picture above actually show the story of creation, but again, I think the seven gifts could be shown here. 

How about a big dove and a child's name in each star? Change up the Peace message with something more appropriate to the sacrament. 

Here are some group projects:

Each child decorates a lollypop stick and they are placed to create a cross.

The children create their own crosses (templates proved below). 

On a piece of wood, or other material, the children write their favourite quote from the Bible, these are arranged into a cross.

I've covered this idea before- it's great for a group project and will be a long lasting resource. Hamer in tacks in the shape of a cross. Each child adds their own piece of wool to create an effect cross.

This is etched on foil. I love this.  Place the foil on a soft surface (some felt) and using a pencil, draw on the back. It will be a raised design on the front.

The foil can be hung on a display as it- or maybe joined together as a group project. Using a staple gun, it can be attached to wood.

It is more expensive than your regular art lesson, but it's a special one. The A4 sheets could be cut in half with a scissors to lower costs.

Buy here: http://corkartsupplies.com/Copper-Foil-18.5x29cm-3pk-C03979 

Marbling using colours of the flames is also very effective. See how to marble on my older post, here: http://clairesprimaryschoolart.blogspot.ie/2015/08/marbling.html 

Stained glass crosses. I think the handiest way to do this is to arrange the cross and tissue paper inside a laminating pouch. Laminate and all will be protected and in place. Maybe others approach this a different way?

Some templates that may be handy to have:

Dove Template:

A Selection of Cross Templates:

This website has many ideas for teaching religion lessons as well as creating some art based on the lessons:



  1. Wow! Thanks for that.I look forward to trying some of these wonderful ideas during the year. M

  2. Can you explain how the posters are made - I see them on many sites but have yet to figure out how they get made - thanks

  3. can you give me idea of you who attached the wood blocks together? and did you have a way to hang it? I am doing the wood cross with verses on them.

  4. Wonderful collection of ideas!