|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.|
|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!
|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.|
|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.|
|Use crayons to finish decorating your hanging and display in a bright place.|
Can this project be done using water instead of oil??
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