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John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Make 2

 

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. John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Make 2

 

John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Make 2 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

 

John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Make 2 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.

 

John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Make 2 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.

 

John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Make 2 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.

 

John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Make 2 Add glue to the lower three sides of the water.

 

John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Make 2 Add your first piece of baking parchment over the top of John the Baptist, making sure to leave his shoulders and head uncovered.

 

John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Make 2 Glue Jesus on top of the background and baking parchment.

 

John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Make 2 Add the second piece of baking parchment.

 

John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Make 2 While the glue dries add any extra decoration you wish.

 

John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Make 2 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!

 

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