|This is a more traditional craft for John the Baptist, it gives the wonderful illusion of water by using baking parchment to give the semi transparent quality of the river. It’s a really simple craft for any age and there are templates with and without the words showing for groups using different translations.|
|As well as the printout,to make this craft you will need a pair of scissors, some baking parchment and some glue. I’ve added detailing using a soft white pencil, you could use a chalk marker or a pale coloured pencil too. You may also need colouring pens if you are printing without colour which is recommended.
For printing in full colour PDF – 1 page
For printing in outline only PDF – 1 page
For printing in full colour (no words) PDF – 1 page
For printing in outline only (no words) PDF – 1 page
Start by adding colour – it’s important to add colour to the water area below the line. Then cut out the background and Jesus graphic.|
|Measure and cut two strips of baking parchment – these need to be at least the width of the background and the height of the water.|
|Cut a gentle wavy line along the top of the baking parchment pieces. Doing this 2 at a time is fine, just flip the piece later.|
|Add glue to the lower three sides of the water.|
|Add your first piece of baking parchment over the top of John the Baptist, making sure to leave his shoulders and head uncovered.|
|Glue Jesus on top of the background and baking parchment.|
|Add the second piece of baking parchment.|
|While the glue dries add any extra decoration you wish.|
Once the glue is dry trim any excess from around the edge.
turn it over so it’s easier to see the edges of the paper!