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Philip & Ethiopian (Acts 8) | Make

 

The story of Philip and the Ethiopian has one big obvious craft, a chariot.

This make post includes both a paper and card based template and shows you how to junk model a small chariot with youngsters.
Philip & Ethiopian (Acts 8) | Make

 

Philip & Ethiopian (Acts 8) | Make You can make a chariot out of so many things. Junk modelling works well for such a simple structure but if you are short of time or resources read on to see the paper and card version.

 

Philip & Ethiopian (Acts 8) | Make This chariot is made from an individual yoghurt pot. Using a hole punch a straw is threaded through the cut down pot to make an axle for the wheels. Toy wheels are then attached and secured with a little plasticine (you could use card circles or buttons) – this chariot really rolls. a small toy horse model pulls the chariot with big chunky craft stick reins. the reins are pushed through the pot by making more holes using a hole punch. The possibilities for chariots are endless, you can even use an umbrella structure to give the passengers some shade.

 

Philip & Ethiopian (Acts 8) | Make The template for this paper and card model is available by clicking on the image here. Simply print out and back with cereal box card for a sturdy structure. The reins can be replaced with ribbon but for this example everything is paper and card for teachers who are pushed for resources.

 

Philip & Ethiopian (Acts 8) | Make Once all the parts are backed onto card attach the base of the chariot by glueing the fold-able tabs onto it. Remember the bigger tab is there to allow the chariot to stand, don’t fold it. The wheels glue onto the outside.

 

Philip & Ethiopian (Acts 8) | Make When the glue is dry the chariot should look complete. If you wish you could add a cushion or character inside. The wheels are directly glued onto this model so it doesn’t roll. Glue the wheels with the centre roughly aligning with the corner of the chariot.

 

Philip & Ethiopian (Acts 8) | Make The card horse is made by simply folding the large shape along the middle join. A little glue inside the head will help the creature stand upright. Some children will notice the lack of ears, you may want to have some paper scraps so they can add these.

 

Philip & Ethiopian (Acts 8) | Make Take the reins and glue them onto the side of the head. Bend the paper over at the lose end and slip onto the rim of the chariot. This may take some trial and error to get looking correct. Your paper and card chariot is now complete. Obviously this is just a template embellish the design however you wish.

 

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13 responses to “Philip & Ethiopian (Acts 8) | Make”

  1. Bethany says:

    Thank you SO much for the Philip/Ehtiopian craft!!! I’m an SRE teacher and I was thinking it would be really hard to find craft ideas for this lesson but your chariot and the cut and glue picture have made my lessons for both different age groups I teach. Thank you so much and I look forward to coming back to your website MANY times! Hope God blesses you richly.

  2. Jane says:

    Thank you Kate. I am so delighted to find this very helpful illustration for the little “Noah’s Ark” class of sweetie pies we teach. They are from 3 to 7 years old.

  3. Marie Barnes says:

    Thank you SO much for sharing the beautiful chariot and horse template. I printed it onto bright yellow card and the children loved it. As the children are young, I made-up the chariots and horses and they each coloured their horse + a pic I found of Philip and the man from Ethiopia reading the scroll, which was then slipped into the chariot. It made a lovely craft for the end of my lesson. This message comes with thanks and blessings from South Africa.

    • Kate says:

      Thank you so much for sharing Marie! I really find messages encouraging and it’s lovely to hear how people adapt crafts to their needs đŸ™‚

  4. Deanne says:

    I have searched and searched and found many chariots to make for our Ethiopian and Paul lesson and your chariot is by far the best I have come across. Considering we have 30 children it is simple but very effective and manageable on a large scale once printed and cut. Thank you so much and sending blessings from South Africa xx

    • Kate says:

      Deanna, thank you so much for the comment, I’m thrilled you found the template so useful and I hope your lesson went really well. It’s an honour to know I’m serving churches across the globe!

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  6. Mimi says:

    Thank you so much for these great ideas. Our school system has never stopped having religious release time, so every Monday my friend and I get to have students (whose parents allow them) come for about 30 min.for a Bible lesson. One Church provides busing another allows us to hold the class in their building.Since we have no “budget” I am very thankful I found your site. Hopefully, at some point I will be able to send something your way. Oh, we are not ‘spring chickens”. My friend is in her early 50s and I am 58. Thank you again

    • Kate says:

      Hugely blessed by your comment, thank you for sharing. I write just for groups like yours, where kids ministry is still seen as valued if not budgeted for. When I first started young peoples work I was introduced to ‘the young ones’ at the church I served, 2 women both around the 50 years marker, also two of the best people I’ve ever worked with! Age is not a barrier to great kids work. Do let me know if there is anything specific I could help you with, and many blessings to you and your ministry.

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