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Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3

A more involved paper craft, this little popup card and pull tab craft creates a little scene showing Martha scurrying about as her sister listens to Jesus. Featuring the 12 apostles this card works especially well for groups already familiar with the JWL heroes. This craft is not suitable for the younger children as it involves quite a lot of delicate sticking and cutting. Martha & Mary craft 3


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 For this craft you will need the PDF printout (2 pages per child), a cover piece of paper, scissors, a glue stick, & a craft knife.

For printing in Colour PDF – two pages
Optional cover, as featured in video. PDF – one page


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 Start by cutting out the characters and the pull tab, there is a dotted boarder to make this easier. Once they are all cut out set aside for a moment.


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 Take the background piece and fold it in half along the solid line so the design is on the outside. Work the fold both ways- this is the centre fold.


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 Using scissors cut the two outermost dotted lines.


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 Fold the flap you have created, again, working the folds both ways.


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 Separate the flap so the centre fold is going in a different direction on the flap.


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 That last fold now becomes the centre fold for the next Flap. Repeat the cutting of the dotted lines, folding and flap creation until you have completed all three flaps. Open up and separate each flap so you have what looks like a mini set of stairs.


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 Now comes the part with the craft knife. If you would rather not have a craft knife with the children you can do this in advance.

Use the craft knife to remove the two guiding boxes located at the top left and right of the background page.


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 Also with a craft knife make 2 slits where the red dotted line appears along each doorway.


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 Take the Martha piece and place Martha in the middle of the clothes line. Now thread the slider through the door and out the guide boxes on each side.


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 The arrow ends are a little large, they first must be bent to get through the holes and then flatted out.


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 Glue on the characters starting with the big crowd of apostles at the back – use the squared base to make sure you are in the correct position.


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 Mary and Jesus go on the second tab with Mary’s skirt sliding inside the card.


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 Simon the Zealot (the lone apostle) goes the other side of the second tab.


Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3 Add the characters with their backs facing you to the final tab and the inside of your card is complete.

Video of card in action on Facebook or youtube

Lastly glue around the outside of your creation and give your popup a jacket. This hides all the workings to look neat, protects the craft and gives your children a blank canvass onto which you can add just a name, or some details about the story, or a picture, or anything really.



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2 responses to “Martha & Mary (Luke 10) | Craft 3”

  1. Used this craft for our children’s program. It was greatly enjoyed by our children. Some initial prep work was done for younger children. Loved it myself!

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