|Pentecost means tongues of fire, flames hovering above heads and that’s exactly what this craft does. It is made from acetate (think overhead projector transparencies) ad because the stand is clear it really does look like it hovers. To get the best result for this craft you need to use a real flame or something that emits a lot of heat – a hairdryer doesn’t work. For this reason it’s a craft best done in tiny groups with heavy supervision.|
|To make this craft you will need the 1 page template printout, a candle, glue and scissors.
(ignore the stapler that sneaked into this image, it should have been a glue stick – oops!)
Print onto acetate then cut out all the shapes. Make sure to remove the red edge on the stand piece.|
|At this point you can choose to layer your flame pieces while they are flat and skip the next steps with the real flame.|
Light a candle.
Holding the base of each flame firmly hover the top edges around 5-10cm above the lit flame.
Move as soon as you see them moving. This is a very inexact science and you can rewarm and straighten a little if needed.
|Repeat for all your flame pieces then work out your stacking order.|
|To attach our flame we are going to use small blobs of glue at the base of the flame pieces. The glue will show so try to keep it stacked.|
|Once your flame is together give it a moment to dry.|
|To make the stand fold the strip along the two red dotted lines.|
|Add glue to the small semi circles at each end then attach to either side of your flame|
|To wear your hovering flame either slide the stand onto a hairband or thread ribbon through. You can also thread your fingers through the stand and hold on your head.|