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Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2


With this little pop up box, one moment Bartimaeus is blind and the next he can see! This is one of those really simple and yet really effective crafts for groups that like to be a bit clever and can cut, fold and glue in a straight line. The result is a little hand held box that is addictively fun to press again and again.

Want to turn this into a prayer activity : cover the rest of the box with prayer needs and have the kids pray for something on the box every time they press it down. Talk about how we often close our eyes when we pray but for Bartimaeus, meeting Jesus meant opening his eyes to see God.
Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2


Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2 This is a one page printout craft, though I’ve included a version without colour for those of you who have issues with colour printers. Grab the PDF file here and don’t forget you’ll need scissors and glue too!


Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2 Want to be that hyper prepared teacher – or just have a group with younger kids? then use a craft knife to cut out the window opening in advance!


Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2 Add any extra decoration, prayer requests or colours first then… Cut the three shapes out – including the window!


Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2 Fold everything, for the box top and tube the folds all go with the ink on the outside. there is no need to score first or be hyper accurate, however, as these pieces slide inside one another bad folds could hinder the mechanism.


Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2 The mechanism looks like this when folded, the two end tabs being folded so the ink is on the inside!


Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2 Start by making up the tube, this is glued with the tab on the INSIDE.


Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2 Then make up the clever bit, this starts with attaching the mechanism.

Put glue on the small strip in the middle of the mechanism. Try not to get too much glue on the rest of the piece.


Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2 This is then glued to the ‘top’ of the box (behind the writing). ideally this is placed in the middle and straight!


Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2 Now add a little glue to the backside of all the tabs and start constructing the box. The tabs go on the OUTSIDE not the inside.


Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2 Slide the tube inside the box so the mechanism comes through the middle. the tube is a little smaller than the box so this should be simple. add a little glue to the end tabs and glue them onto the OUTSIDE of the tube. You may need to pull the tube further down so push it further up to so this.


Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2 Give it a second to dry before testing then give it a push!

Disclaimer – this is not a perfect spring, it will work but has a bit of a knack to it and can be stiff at first!

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26 responses to “Bartimaeus (Mark 10) | Craft 2”

  1. Hi Kate and Adam. I’ve been using your materials for Sunday school teachers for a while and I’d like to thank you for all your work. I’m going to pay to your account as stated in this website and hope it works. God bless you and Adam!

  2. Bonsoir, je trouve l´idée trop géniale! J´aimerai savoir s´il est possible d´avoir les schablones à la taille réelle? J´aimerai faire ce bricolage de la petite boîte pop-up, un moment Bartimée est aveugle et le suivant il peut voir pour un groupe d´enfants pour évangéliser ! Je vous remercie beaucoup d´avance.

    • Hi. I imagine this can be scaled to be larger but I doubt it will work with paper as I don’t think the paper will be strong enough to lift the head sized box. It may be something you need to experiment with.

  3. Thank you for this great craft. I am really looking for crafts that don’t require me to go running to the shops as I am tight on time, and not spending money is really helpful too just now. Thank you so much for your work and for sharing it. Will be leaving a donation – you definitely deserve it.

  4. I have been doing Kids Church for 3 years and most websites that advertise ideas require payment. Thank you so much for allowing us to view your ideas and either modify them or take them as they are. The kids will love this when I show them on sunday. Will definitely be coming back to your site. Thank you again for the hard work you’ve put in and now sharing!!!

    • Sorry no response needed I was able to receive the download ,thank you . I love your site great craft ideas

  5. I tried to make a donation to your site because I have used many awesome crafts from it:) But it would not accept my USA information for a credit card! (I don’t use PayPal.)

  6. Awesome site for the little time I have today to spend finishing up my SS Lesson…Thank You for allowing others to use your skills. Look forward to browsing further.

  7. It is so brilliant! We had fantastic experience with this after learning Mark 10:46-52. Heaps of thanks from Korea.

  8. Hi! Thanks for sharing this craft. It was a hit with youth group! The step-by-step instructions here with the images was most useful: I couldn’t have figured it out otherwise. Best of all, the project worked! It was a good way to demonstrate the transformation in Bartimaeus. Keep up the great work!

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