Widow’s Mite: Coin Magnet Craft


I haven’t covered the story of the Widow’s Mite on my website yet but I came up with this craft for a recent class and wanted to share it.

Click here for printable instructions and pattern.


  • Small coins:  Foreign ones are more fun.
  • Magnets:  These can be flat magnets or magnet strips.
  • Glue, double-sided tape or glue dots that are suitable for both metal and paper.
  • Pattern printed on thick coloured paper (one for each child)


  1. Cut out patterns.
  2. Attach magnet to back of paper with glue or other method.
  3. Attach coin to paper in the circular area in the middle.
  4. Decorate if you wish.

Note:  Depending on their metal content some coins will actually stick on the magnets with no glue at all.

2 thoughts on “Widow’s Mite: Coin Magnet Craft

  1. You can share with the kids your personal coins collection. They will be amazed to see all the details and shapes. Then, you can give them the noise of all the coins as the coins are casted into a metal-box.

    1. Thanks for the idea. You’re so right! Kids love to examine unusual coins. I’ve collected a few coins in my travels and I like to bring them out for lessons such as Zacchaeus the Tax Collector and the Parable of the Lost Coin.

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