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Mother-in-Law (Luke 4) | Craft


This is a really simple, yet visually effective craft which uses the minimum of materials and can be done straight from the printer. It could be done with younger children though they could need help with cutting – though there is more room for error than you may imagine! Mother-in-Law (Luke 4) | Craft


Mother-in-Law (Luke 4) | Craft Print the PDF onto paper or thin card. You need one page per child as well as scissors and sticky tape. The printout includes condensed instructions.

For printing in full colour PDF – 1 page (recommended)
For printing in outline only PDF – 1 page


Mother-in-Law (Luke 4) | Craft Separate the bottom section by cutting through the double line. Then cut along all the grey lines to create 3 shapes each with a small slit, and one larger piece with what looks like a half cut out bit.


Mother-in-Law (Luke 4) | Craft If you’ve been technical and cut with a craft knife skip this step, but for those of us who have needed to cut through the bottom of the display piece with our scissors, now is the time to close the gap back up with a piece of tape.


Mother-in-Law (Luke 4) | Craft Find the smaller piece with the hero character on it – labelled ‘A’ on the printout. This is going to slide behind the hand piece that is attached to the card.


Mother-in-Law (Luke 4) | Craft This is what it should look like once it’s in place. You’ll see that both the central slit and the curve around the edge line up, with the tab sticking out the side.


Mother-in-Law (Luke 4) | Craft Take the two remaining pieces – labelled ‘B’ and ‘C’ – and line up the central slits. They should look like this.


Mother-in-Law (Luke 4) | Craft Time to combine. Keep the pieces with their partners and slide the 2 sets of slits together. Really this looks a lot more complicated than it is.


Mother-in-Law (Luke 4) | Craft Slide the pieces round until the tabs align, the little tab attached to the hands should point down, the bigger tabs need to be on-top of each other.


Mother-in-Law (Luke 4) | Craft Time to secure our creation. This is done by folding that little flap that’s pointing downwards over the edge of the base card and sticking it down.


Mother-in-Law (Luke 4) | Craft You also need to secure the 2 big turning flaps together, they should be the same size so glue or tape these. It shouldn’t be able to come apart now, and you can have fun spinning it round and round revealing the hands and then the healed Mother-in-law.

If you finish early add some colour to the letters!


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15 responses to “Mother-in-Law (Luke 4) | Craft”

  1. Hi, can you please post a video of how to put pieces together so it twirls ? Can’t get all of it to twirl only half of it twirls

    • Hi Lea. I don’t offer video’s of me making crafts, sadly I’m not set up for that. I have used this mechanism a few times and it’s very popular. The pictures may be it a bit clearer if you use this post. I can recommend viewing the instructions on the website too, the pictures on mobile get very small and the zoom feature doesn’t always work. Really hope that helps.

  2. Hi, I really like this craft and would like to make this for my sunday school children. Do you have the non-colour printable? Thank you very much!

    • I’ve added the non-colour option to the post for you now. I’d still recommend using a colour printout on this one but I totally understand that’s not an option for all. Will e-mail you the file too!

  3. The children thought this was magic. Had to make sure they cut it out carefully to make it slot together properly.

    • Thanks for the reminder Davina, I do love this mechanism but it doesn’t leave a lot of wriggle room sadly, paper mechanisms are often that way.

    • thanks Helen, always glad to be of help. Also always about if you have any problems or specific requests, just let me know πŸ™‚

  4. Just to let you know, there is another version of this craft with this months newsletter. If you don’t have the newsletter sign up and get access to all previous newsletter and the bonus material!

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