|While Manna is often the star of the show God also provided Quail for the people to eat meat. Quail are beautiful round bellied little birds who would have settled in their thousands to be caught and while many were roasted that first night others would have been kept for the days to come. This craft therefore has both manna on the ground and a quail strutting round.
|To make this craft you will need a pair of scissors and a glue stick. If you only have white paper use the one page printout, if you have coloured paper then use the multi page printout where each coloured piece is on a different page.
I’ve used the colour printout on white for the example pictures.
Choose your template:
For printing on white in full colour (for those with less time) PDF – 1 page
For printing one page no colour (for a single child or to colour) PDF – 1 page
For printing on colour paper PDF – 5 pages
Cut out all the pieces, these aren’t difficult and the cutting does not need to be exact.
|The pieces have both stars and glue boxes on them as guides. There is also a construction guide in the top left of the page.
|Start by gluing the head and the wing together by adding glue to the reverse side of the glue box (ie colour on the outside).
Glue the wing onto the inside of the body before folding the body. Use the same glue tab on the wing, this time adding glue to the colour side.
Note :The head and wing are glued at the marker nearer the middle of the paper, the wing on the inside and the head on the outside.
|Now glue the body into it’s tear shape.
|Add the head – again, use the same glue tab on the head, this time adding glue to the colour side.
|Fold the legs into a ‘M’ shape and use a little glue to ensure the foot lays flat.
|Add the legs where the remaining star is showing.
|Lastly, for the bird, fold the beak into a slightly wonky triangle gluing the two end tabs together and attach to the bird’s head
Glue the manna onto the base and place or glue the bird into position.
If the bird doesn’t balance and you need to either adjust the legs or glue the tail to the base.