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David Anointed (1 Samuel 16) | Craft


This David Anointed craft is a last minute gift. It’s a simple idea incorporating the key idea of the passage and the oil of anointing. David Anointed (1 Samuel 16) | Craft


David Anointed (1 Samuel 16) | Craft Print the PDF onto paper or thin card. You need to print the paper double sided and then split it into 2 parts, one part for each child. The two crown shapes should line up if not exactly then nearly.

Prefer the printout on 2 separated pages? Thanks to a request you can find the PDF here!


David Anointed (1 Samuel 16) | Craft Punch two holes in the top of the card so that the finished piece can be hung up, thread a string through the holes and tie on the colourful side of the card.


David Anointed (1 Samuel 16) | Craft Now comes the fun part, we see only a blank crown but God sees deeper than that. Give each child a paintbrush and soak a sponge in oil (using a sponge will help them regulate how much oil is on their brush). For safety work with a paper tissue beneath your work. Lightly brush over the white crown revealing the colourful hearts.


David Anointed (1 Samuel 16) | Craft Use crayons to finish decorating your hanging and display in a bright place.



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2 responses to “David Anointed (1 Samuel 16) | Craft”

    • Honestly I don’t know, you could test it but a lot would depend on which paper you are printing on and it’s unlikely to give as clear a result as the oil.
      The science behind why paper becomes translucent with oil is all about refractive indexes and water has a rather different value to oil so isn’t going to be so good

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