|The main element in the parable of the 10 bridesmaids is not the bridesmaids but the oil for their lamps. This craft ties into that by letting the youngsters associate oil with revealing but as the lamps would have illuminated and revealed the world in the dark.
|To make this craft you will need the 1 page template printout, scissors, some coloured paper (tissue paper is perfect but any paper will work), a glue stick, a paintbrush and some oil (any oil will work)
|Cut out the main framed shape.
|Glue your colours on the back. the only area you need to cover is where the objects are but you could cover the whole space.
|Turn your creation over – at this point make sure you are working on a surface you can clean oil off – a plastic tray or varnished table you can wipe is ideal.
|Dip your paintbrush in the oil and start to fill the centre of the shapes. the paper should turn translucent pretty instantly.
Fill both shapes with oil. you can also fill the numbers.
Please beware the oil will continue to spread
– after 24 hours this picture had a spread of around 2cm away from the edge of the painted area.