|The story of King Xerxes is really a story of Haman’s dislike for Mordecai fuelling, so it’s fitting that this layered picture shows the outcome of Haman’s unwitting recommendation and his humiliation. It has the bonus that both Mordecai and the robe he wears are not fixed, so they can be removed to ‘tell the story’ as they are put back together again.
| For this craft you will need the PDF printout (1 page per child), scissors, a hole punch, some string & foam spacers. You can use small squares of card in substitute for foam spacers.
For printing in Colour PDF – one page
For printing with NO Colour PDF – one page
|Cut out all your pieces. Don’t forget to remove the slit in Mordecai.
Note :the horse is a little fiddly, pre-cut for younger groups.
|Take the Haman character and punch a hole next to his arm.
|Tie your string round the horses neck. Either double the string or leave the knot at the back.
|Now start building the picture. Begin with the horse, only attach spacers to the tail end and head so Mordecai can be slid in later.
Attaching the string to Haman and then Haman and the speech bubble to the background using spacers.
|Xerxers robe needs to be placed on Mordecai. To do this fold the collar down and thread onto Mordecai’s neck.
|The collar should lay almost flat at the back
|Lastly slide Mordecai into position.