A Reformation Day Craft: The Five Solas Hand Garland

Do you celebrate Reformation Day as a Christian? If you don’t, you should! We began celebrating Reformation Day when our kids were little. It began as an alternative to celebrating Halloween but as I have learned more about the historical events that shaped the Protestant Church, I have come to treasure this month with my kids. It allows us to spend an entire month deeply entrenched in Church History and the Gospel. There’s nothing much better than that, am I right?!

Reformation Day The 5 Solas Hand Garland Craft

The 5 Solas Hand Garland Craft

Each year I try to come up with a new, fun craft to do to with the kids. Last year we made The 5 Solas Hand Garland. We talked about each of the 5 Solas as we went through, what they mean, and how they apply to our lives today. We left it up all month long to keep the discussion going. If you would like to try this, I have provided the directions below!

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Reformation Day The 5 Solas Hand Garland Craft

What will you need?

  • pastel chalks
  • paper
  • coloring pencils
  • scissors
  • string


  1. Trace your child’s hand on a piece of paper.
  2. Take various colors of pastel chalks and draw lines outward and around the hand template.
  3. Rub the chalk out to mix the colors.
  4. Write each of the 5 Solas in each of the fingers: Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Solus Christus, Soli Deo Gloria
  5. String all of your hands up, hang, and enjoy!

Learn MORE about The 5 Solas

If you would like to follow our new 7 day Family Bible Study to learn more about The 5 Solas CLICK HERE! This unique Bible Study contains more than 50 pages of structured history and Bible-based lessons, fun activities, and corresponding educational crafts that teach the Gospel using The 5 Solas. 

The Five Solas Family Bible Study


Lindsey S

Lindsey is a stay at home, work from home mom to six children eight years and younger. She homeschools and enjoys large family living. When Lindsey is not changing diapers, cleaning, and cooking meals in her awesome Instant Pot, she is DIY-ing her way around the house. Where she loves learning new skills, her heart is in sharing with other women the message of the Gospel and showing them how to instill those truths in the hearts of their children.


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38 thoughts on “A Reformation Day Craft: The Five Solas Hand Garland”

  1. Courage & Conviction (and the whole History Lives series) is fantastic! Would to add the rest of these to our library. And the Playmobil Luther, snazzy!

  2. My kids recently learned about Martin Luther and the reformation for the first time. They would love to expand their knowledge by reading “When Lightning Struck.”

  3. I was excited to study the history of the Reformation in October, but several other things happened the over the past three weeks. So, we will be doing most of our Reformation study and activities between now and Thanksgiving. Studying the Reformation should flow right into studying the Pilgrims.

  4. Fantastic giveaway, I’ve been interested in reading “Courage to Conviction” since last year. And will use some of the ideas to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with my co-op.

  5. We don’t have any resources for reformation day, but we used free printables last year and had a great time as a family! Thanks for offering this free giveaway. Very sweet of you! ?

  6. When Lightning Struck sounds like it takes an important time in history and makes it interesting and relatable for kids and teens. I would love for my kids to read it as many of the Martin Luther books we’ve read have been a bit dull for them.

  7. We consider ourselves Lutherans but sadly not much is taught about Luther other than the basics. I would love to learn more myself!

  8. This is great! I remember very little of Martin Luther and the Reformation coming across your information has got me excited for our harvest party! Our family is going to do a study thanks to you and your friends. God bless you all!

  9. How exciting! “When Lightening Struck” sounds delightful! I’ve been searching for something that really makes the topic of the Reformation more engaging for the kids. Church history can seem dry sometimes, but I’ve always believed that it doesn’t have to be. I’m looking forward to sharing this with the family. Thank you!

  10. Fabulous Resources. I have heard a lot about “When Lightning Struck” and have it is on our to read list! Thank you for this Giveaway opportunity!

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