|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.
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!