The lepar being healed is only one part of the story, the saying thank you is the point that the children need to take home, but for the craft we focus on the visual transformation.
This craft can be made 3 ways, dependant on your resources. Images for craft at end of post.
First option : lamination
Print out on paper one copy of the hero image for reference. Print image 1 (healed leper) onto paper or card and laminate. Hand out dry markers / chalk markers / felt tips, or whatever you are using. Get the children to draw the sores on their laminated leper. During prayer time explain that no matter what marks us, Jesus has the power to make us clean, just like he healed the leper. Give the children wet-wipes and let them wipe their images clean. If there is time left let them play decorating and redecorating their craft.
Second option : Spinners
Print out both images on card, or back images on card stock. Stick the images back to back taking care to line up the positions. Punch a hole at the left and right hand side of the images. Use string or wool to make 2 loops and attach to the holes. Holding on loop on each hand, spin / wind the image by spinning in a circle. Pull the threads to see the spots appear on the leper, when you stop they disappear. (example used thin card and as you can see it stresses easily)
Third option : Printing onto acetate
Print image 1 (healed leper) onto paper or card. print the image of the spots (leprous sores) onto a piece of acetate, being careful to ensure you don’t rescale either image. Use a blank greetings card with a window cut in the front. get the children to stick the acetate in the window and the image inside the card. Use the surrounding space to write a bible verse or attach the take home card on the back.
There are 2 images of the leprous sores – the left one is flipped, the right is normal.
Image 1 (healed)
Spots / Sores (flipped)
Spots / sores