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Feeding 5000 (John 6) | Craft 1

The feeding of the 5000 is an iconic story and the standard craft is to make a picnic box with the boys’s lunch… and that’s what this is, a very quick craft to execute that gives you a shallow ‘box’ with the five loaves and 2 fish.

If while telling the story of the 5000 you wish to ‘hide’ extra food Jesus will ‘create’ there is space in this craft to do so.
feeding 5000


Feeding 5000 (John 6) | Craft 1 For this craft you will need the PDF printout (1 page per child), scissors, & glue.

For printing in Colour PDF – one page
For printing with No Colour PDF – one page


Feeding 5000 (John 6) | Craft 1 Colour if needed then cut out the base, the sides, and either the pile of food or the individual pieces. (If you are in a rush only one of the sides is needed!)


Feeding 5000 (John 6) | Craft 1 Start with the large rectangle and fold in half along the line so the ‘colour’ is on the outside.

If you want to make this craft easier for little hands score lightly before handing them out!


Feeding 5000 (John 6) | Craft 1 Fold along all the other lines working the fold both ways then open out the rectangle.


Feeding 5000 (John 6) | Craft 1 We need the centre fold to go the opposite way between the end squares and the middle shape. Begin by folding the end squares behind to get them out of the way. Now lightly push at the intersecting points while folding the edge towards the middle. It’s easier to do than to explain! Feeding 5000 (John 6) | Craft 1


Feeding 5000 (John 6) | Craft 1 Once we have the base shape we can stick on the sides and the food. The sides are fist folded along the dotted lines then attached to the end squares. Attach the back for a more solid shape! Feeding 5000 (John 6) | Craft 1


Feeding 5000 (John 6) | Craft 1 The food is really simple, add a drop of glue and position where you wish. If you are working with individual pieces start by attaching to the base then glue later pieces to the back of the food items to give height. Feeding 5000 (John 6) | Craft 1



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6 responses to “Feeding 5000 (John 6) | Craft 1”

  1. Hello!
    First, thank you for all you do to support those who are teaching kids by sharing your engaging, creative tools! I really appreciateyour site.
    When I printed this craft, there were black rectangles around the fish. Have you heard of this? Is it something I’m doing incorrectly? (I printed from a Mac.) On “Print Preview”, the fish and loaves look like they do in your diagram.

    • Hi there.
      This is a printer issue.
      Sometimes the way the information is sent to the printer gets confused and items with shaded fills get boxes round them.
      Try these links instead
      For printing in Colour PDF – one page
      For printing with No Colour PDF – one page

      I’ll email you these file too 😉

  2. Thank you for this adorable little craft! It is the perfect size, easy for little fingers to cut out and fun to play with afterwards! So grateful for that you are sharing your talents with other teachers!

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