|Nathanael discovered that Jesus really knew who he was and Nathanaels story starts when he’s sitting under a tree – it’s not a big leap to fingerprint trees from there. This is one of those lovely crafts that allow the child to choose how much involvement they wish to have; perhaps they just add a few leaves, perhaps they make patterns, perhaps they break out the colouring pens and add grass and landscape… it’s all up to them.
NB: I’ve gone for something that’s not a fig tree, because the shape worked so much better.
| For this craft you will need the PDF printout, scissors, & some ink/paint pads.
(nb. Photo features hand print pads.)
If you want to have this as a group craft I’d strongly suggest you printing the template stretched over multiple pages (Poster settings on your printer).
For printing in Colour PDF – one page
For printing with No Colour PDF – one page
| Start by removing the top of the paper with the instructions and the picture.
There’s a handy dotted line if you need it.
| Now get finger printing. Hand prints are good too! Build up colours and layers to complete the tree.
If you wish add a memory verse, holes for handing or magnetic strips onto the back!