Humble Yourself! Bible Craft Ideas for Philippians 2  

Jesus emptied Himself of privileges and came to Earth to serve, rather than being served. He demonstrated how to live humbly, thinking less of ourselves and honoring God first and foremost. These crafts celebrate what it means to be humble and how we can serve others with humility. An “Empty Yourself Box” uses an empty container to be filled with ideas about humility. A “Humble Pie Plate” provides a creative decorating outlet to consider how to act humbly.

Don’t miss the full Sunday School Lesson on Philippians 2:1-11, the related children’s sermon object lesson, and the preschool Bible lesson on humility.

Craft one: “Empty Yourself Box”

You will need:

  • Empty box or container
  • Stickers, decorations, etc.
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Tape or glue
  • Markers or crayons


1. Decorate tube with some mummy features: Wrap with crepe paper or tissue, securing with tape or glue. Consider adding a face. 

2. Create a caption with verses to attach to the “mummy”. 

3. Carefully place a “surprise” inside the mummy: a balloon, noisemaker, or other fun element. 

4. If desired, cover the bottom of the tube so that the extra “living” element emerges as a true surprise. Have fun celebrating the story and the hope of new life!

Craft Two: “Humble Pie Plate”    

You will need:

  • Paper plates (2)
  • Stapler or brad fastener
  • Construction paper or cardstock
  • Dry pasta noodles 
  • Markers or crayons
  • Tape or glue
  • Scissors

1. Decorate one paper plate to resemble a pie, decorating segmented parts of the plate as various types of pie.
2. On another plate (split in the same number of sections as the first), write ways of acting humbly or taking on the role of a servant.
3. Cut the first plate so that the pie “pieces” can be lifted up one at a time.
4. Attach the “pie” plate to the descriptions plate with a staple or fastener.
5. Add a hanger if desired. Lift the flaps to read the descriptions underneath.

Bible Verses or Craft Captions to Consider… (Philippians 2:1-11)

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Jesus emptied Himself…I can be humble, too! -Philippians 2:3-4

Serve like Jesus!

Humble pie…

How to be humble…

Help a neighbor

Let someone else go first

Do chores without being asked

Give someone a compliment.

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